Planning Associate - Consenting, Energy & Infrastructure

This international commercial law firm is looking to recruit a qualified consenting lawyer to join the market leading Planning & Environment team. The ideal candidate will have upwards of 3 year’s PQE with a focus on all or any of the Electricity Act 1989, the Town and Country Planning Acts, Planning Act 2008, the Transport and Works Acts, harbour orders, compulsory acquisition/purchase and compensation matters, EIA/HRA, inquiries/examinations and judicial review. The role could be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

This is the largest dedicated planning team in the UK with specialists covering a wide range of major projects across the Energy, Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors. Within the team, they have lawyers who predominantly work in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors and also those who predominantly work in the Real Estate sector, as well as lawyers who do both.  

The Energy & Infrastructure consenting specialists are advising on some of the country’s most high profile projects, covering all forms of energy, such as offshore wind, large scale solar, carbon capture plants, nuclear, energy networks, interconnectors and pipelines, and infrastructure, such as water infrastructure, flood defence, airports, new roads, rail, and rapid transit systems. 

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience with a large regional or national practice.  They will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about, and demonstrate a track record of, business development. They will be a team player with a strong client focused approach. 

Lawyers joining this friendly and dynamic team will encounter a broad range of work in Scotland and across the UK, (with the potential to get involved in international advice too) acting for a range of market leading and high profile clients on large and nationally significant projects. 

What will be on offer for you? 

  • Join a market leading, dynamic and growing team who work together to produce outstanding results for their clients.
  • Investment which includes a first class training and career development programme, fortnightly 121s, career discussions and twice yearly appraisals. This training reflects their position as a market leader and will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver the highest quality of services.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
  • Market leading salary and generous benefits including discretionary bonus
  • Hybrid working

To find out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or email

6 June 2024
Starting from £68000
0141 530 4333