Job Details

Land Use Planner

Posted: 29/06/2020 14:49

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Continue to strengthen procedures for the management of TII’s involvement in the land use planning and development process, taking account of TII’s role as statutory consultee in responding to applications for planning permission and development planning.

  • Lead, manage, monitor and review TII’s Development Management and development planning function.

  • Advise, facilitate, support (and when deemed appropriate, initiate activity in) other TII sections in relation to policy formulation and projects as they interface with the land use planning system.

  • Develop, liaise and maintain productive relationships with relevant Government Departments, regional authorities, local authorities, National Transport Authority, and other state agencies in relation to land use planning and transportation.

  • Prepare appeals to An Bord Pleanála

  • Attend/present at oral hearings as may be required.

  • Manage the communication of the role and policy of TII in land use planning and development.

  • Facilitate consistent quality and continuous improvement in the services provided by the Land Use Planning Section.

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues and all stakeholders to ensure to ensure optimum results in line with TII Strategic Priorities.

  • Manage the performance of assigned staff and support their professional development.

  • Undertaking such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned as appropriate to the grade.

Education & Experience:


The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the key competencies for a Grade 2 position as well as the following job-specific requirements:

  • A third level professional qualification (HETAC Level 7 or equivalent) in land use planning.

  • 5 years plus post graduate experience in evaluating proposals within the land use planning and development process.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Irish planning policy and legislation.

  • Familiarity with evaluating principles of traffic and transport assessments associated with development proposals.

  • Understanding of the strategic function of the national roads network and light rail network and of strategies for its improvement.

  • Proven leadership skills and effective relationship management ability.

  • Familiarity with the culture and organisation of local authorities.

  • Excellent analytical and communication (written and oral) skills.

  • Experience of presenting information to public fora.

  • A good understanding of, or the ability to quickly learn, the public sector working environment.

  • A strong commitment to public safety, to staff safety, and to the safety of those working on our behalf.

  • Fluency in the English language, both written and oral.

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The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) Friday, 17th July 2020.