Senior Planner

DPP’s Leeds office is looking for a talented, hardworking and enthusiastic Senior Planner to join their busy team. This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of exceptional planning services across various sectors, including retail, education, residential and major mixed-use and regeneration schemes. We act for several high-profile clients, including some of the country’s major land developers, contractors, universities, housebuilders and retail operators.

The successful candidate will need to have good knowledge of planning practice, legislations and have a keen eye for detail.  You will be able to drive projects forward pro-actively, with a can-do attitude and provide first-rate support and strategic advice to senior members of the team.

Senior Planner Person Requirements:

  • RTPI accredited degree
  • MRTPI chartered or working towards
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience (after completion of RTPI qualified course)
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Business development skills
  • Able to prioritise and delegate tasks
  • Team player
  • Logical thinker
  • A business-like approach to finance

DPP Rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Phone allowance
  • Pension up to 8%
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure

If you feel you meet these requirements and want to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. No agencies, please.

Please email your CV to


Life at DPP

Lee Fulcher, Assistant Planner

Since joining DPP on a temporary placement, to starting a full-time graduate position once I have completed my Masters degree, the company have provided me with a great deal of guidance, help and support at the very start of my career as a planner.

Claire Linley, Principal Planner

DPP is a really friendly place to work.  Working on such a broad variety of projects ensures that it never gets dull and I think the fact that I’ve worked here for 10 years now speaks volumes.

Nicola Waller, Planner

I joined DPP as an Assistant Planner and I’ve been able to develop my planning knowledge by working on a variety of projects across all sectors, from managing smaller projects through to inputting on major development schemes.

Richard Purser, Associate Director

I came to DPP because of its reputation as a straight-talking, commercially focused consultancy that appealed to my own approach to planning and development. In my time here it has provided me with the opportunity to create a client base, to grow professionally, and to give back through sharing this knowledge and experience with new graduates.