Associate Partner - Infrastructure Planner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Partner or Associate with experience of Planning Act 2008 procedures to join Carter Jonas’ Infrastructure Consents team. The role would be based in any of our Infrastructure hub offices (Leeds, Warrington, Birmingham, London or Winchester) although individuals wishing to work remotely with occasional office visits can also be suitable.
Infrastructures & Energy
Contract Type
Working Hours
Full Time

The rapidly growing team has a number of existing appointments on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) across various project sectors including rail, road, energy, high voltage transmission, and Business and Commercial NSIPs. The team also have a strong project bank of green energy projects, and provides an opportunity to be at the forefront of progressing renewable energy initiatives in the UK. The consent team have a strong history of advising on a huge range of infrastructure projects, across a wide spectrum of consent regimes, including, but not limited to DCOs,, TWAOs, Section 36 projects and conventional TCPA projects. In the last 12 months alone the consents team have managed and submitted four DCOs, a multi-billion-pound TWAO, and a number of smaller renewable TCPA applications, and we have many more projects currently starting their NSIP journey.



This role would be ideal for a qualified planner with experience and knowledge of the NSIP and/or similar regimes, or of managing large and complex project teams, and who wishes to be part of one of the country’s fastest growing infrastructure teams working with some of the UK’s largest infrastructure clients, including Network Rail, National Highways, National Grid, alongside the opportunity to work with industry leading renewable clients, contributing to the national energy ambitions for clean energy..

A willingness and ability to travel throughout the UK is an advantage, but flexibility and ensuring a prime work/life balance is one of the key ambitions for Carter Jonas as a business.

If you wish to discuss anything regarding the role or types of projects you would be working on, please call David Vernon, Head of Consents, for an informal chat, on 079824 508489.



We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave. 

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. 



  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm



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