Land & Planning Manager

Posting date : 23/05/2024

Requisition ID : 28833

Exciting Opportunity: Land and Planning Manager (London or Exeter)


About Engie


ENGIE is a global leader in low-carbon energy supply and services. We have been active in the UK energy market for over 20 years, and our investments in energy infrastructure are focused on energy storage and renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas), whilst supplying energy to organisations of all sizes.


We are reshaping the energy future by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, and we are looking for people who are committed to help turn our vision into reality.


About the Role 


Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Land & Planning Manager will be responsible for assisting the wider Business Development team with the delivery of Biomethane projects. This position will involve evaluating the feasibility of Biomethane projects (Greenfield, Existing asset upgrades & BAU planning compliance) advising stakeholders on the planning regulatory requirements ensuring compliance with planning policy and environmental standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establishing a comprehensive and consistent approach to designing and delivering robust planning strategies on projects across the business and ensuring that risks are identified and mitigated accordingly from project origination to project execution.
  • Provide desktop screening and written planning appraisals to inform decision-making on-site selection and approaches taken on planning applications and stakeholder engagement.
  • Responsible for ensuring a timely determination of applications and the selection and management of external planning and specialist consultants. Acting as the focal point to provide 3rd parties agents with the drawings, drainage plans, vehicle numbers, feedstock types etc
  • Collaborate with external marketing and communication teams to define strategy for public engagement and support community consultation during end to end planning process.
  • Collaborate with internal and external project teams to facilitate community consultation events, building relationships with Local planning authorities, the planning inspectorate and other key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to ensure the pipeline of consented projects have necessary conditions discharged at the appropriate milestones. Proactively manage any variations required during build process and thereafter.
  • Conduct site visits and meetings with key stakeholders, landowners & agents whilst upholding the ENGIE values to promote trust & build relations to deliver planning consents.
  • Support and lead on lease negotiations with landowners & agents working closely with internal Business Development & Legal teams. Ensure leases are compliant with planning & EA permit requirements
  • Coordinate with internal operational teams to ensure they understand all relevant planning conditions and are able to operate sites in a compliant manner.
  • Engagement of planning lawyers where appropriate to get advice on points of law.


  • Degree level in relevant discipline
  • Member or working towards being a member of Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Proven experience in planning and development projects with UK local authorities, specifically in renewable energy or infrastructure.
  • In-depth knowledge of the UK planning system, laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • Stakeholder Management: ability to effectively manage internal & external multiple stakeholders.
  • Project Management: of several projects in various stages
  • Leadership qualities with proven results & experience in leading many professionals.
  • Able to distil complex messages into concise areas for senior stakeholders
  • Report writing: experience in report writing to a high standard.
  • Extensive experience in planning (5+ years) with focus on renewable energy projects within UK
  • Experience managing multiple consultants
  • Experience of land origination and commercial energy leases


What benefits we offer?


Flexible Working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and recognise that everyone is striving to find the perfect one between work and home life. That's why we offer a hybrid working model that combines the convenience of remote work with the benefits of collaborating in a professional office environment. You'll have the flexibility to work from home part of the time, allowing you to optimise your productivity while enjoying a comfortable work setup.

Bonus Programme

We reward your hard work and dedication with a competitive bonus programme that recognises and values your contributions. Your efforts are appreciated and directly reflected in your financial rewards.

Life Assurance

We prioritise your peace of mind by offering life assurance coverage. You can feel confident knowing that your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unexpected.

Income Protection

Your financial security matters to us. Our income protection benefits ensure that you have a safety net in place, providing a valuable source of income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury.

Employer Pension Contribution

We invest in your future by contributing to your pension plan. You can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're building a solid foundation for your retirement.

Healthcare Cash Plan

Your well-being matters to us, which is why we provide a healthcare cash plan. You'll have access to a range of healthcare benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses, dental and optical care, and more. Take care of yourself and your family's health without financial worries.


We offer a range of flexible benefits to employees alongside hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts through myENGIE.


Diverse Employer

ENGIE’s purpose is to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our industry. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at ENGIE feels valued, respected and included. We know that diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities, so we are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business.


Equal Opportunity

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process you will be asked to complete an equality questionnaire on a voluntary basis and any data we collect will be treated confidentially and used for evaluation purposes only. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.



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