Planning Assistant

Planning Assistant required for our client, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions through innovation, pushing the boundaries in sustainable self-sufficiency for commercial and industrial sectors benefiting future generations. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the ideal candidate seeks an intense, hands-on role, and applies a highly analytical mindset and strong problem-solving skills to their work.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafting plans.
  • Filing, printing, copying planning applications.
  • Researching planning conditions.
  • Assisting on preliminary design of renewable energy systems.
  • Client interfacing to gather information for planning application.
  • Review and correct draftsmen/draftswomen drawings as required to ensure they meet planning standards.
  • Good planning, operational and project management skills.
  • Good communication/presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Tracking, following up and closing out applications and conditions issued with granted permissions.
  • Assist in handovers to construction team.
  • Interface with external consultants as required to facilitate specialist planning conditions.
  • Problem solving and decision making, particularly in situation of conflicting demands.
  • Good administration and report writing skills and strong ICT skills.
  • Demonstrate an open, positive attitude to learning and developing a broad range of skills.
  • Share knowledge and impart skills to other team members.
  • Stay abreast of trends in relevant industry fields.
  • Role is Waterford based in our office with some travel to sites as required for info gathering etc.
  • Assist in any other duties which may encompass the role.
  • Very attention to detail orientated.
  • Working to KPI’s.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Technical Degree incorporating Drafting or Architecture or Technician Architect.
  • 1+ years’ experience.
  • Highly proficient in AutoCad 2024 or similar experience.
  • BIM/Revit would be an advantage.
  • Full Clean Driving License.
  • MS Office suite of Software.
  • Previous planning drawing and interaction with County Councils would be an advantage.
  • Office Admin/Doc Control Experience.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy systems Solar PV, Wind Turbines, Biomass.
  • Boilers would be an advantage.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Company Pension*
  • Death in Service*
  • Income Protection*
  • Flexible Friday*
  • Hybrid working*
  • Bike to Work Scheme *
  • Professional Membership fees*
  • Training & CPD*

*Available upon successful completion of a probationary period.

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