Role description

Land Use Planner – Major Permissions

Contract opportunity in for the UK’s largest environmental nuclear waste management project in Harwell for an experienced land use planner. Are you ready for this challenge?

Please note this position is based in Harwell and you will be able to work from home two days per week. It is an initial 8 month contract opportunity, inside of IR35 offering £600 per day.

You will directly support the development of this technical area within the organisation, acting as SME on land use planning matters, as RWM prepares to implement a programme of consenting.

RWM’s vision is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment.

RWM’s mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the NDA, RWM’s programmes of work deliver Government Policy, and NDA Strategy, for radioactive waste management.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a crucial impact on our sustainable future. If you are looking for the next step in your DCO, land use planning or major permissions career, please click on the apply button to find out more.

Click the apply button now to send over your CV, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV is not up to date then please send the most recent version, and we can discuss your recent experience on the phone

About RWM:

RWM’s vision as an organisation is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment, collaborating with experts on multi-million-pound research programmes and radioactive waste producers to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility.

Equal Opportunities:

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At RWM we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability Confident:

In promoting equal opportunities, RWM welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills


  • Support marine licensing applications for marine geophysical surveys.
  • Development of applications procedures to support land use planning consenting requirements.
  • Support delivery of an overarching strategic habitats regulations strategy.
  • Preparation of engagement strategies for senior stakeholders / regulators necessary to support the consenting programme of work.
  • Support in the production and delivery of aDCO Delivery Plan which will include:
    • Identification of DCO requirements
    • DCO Dependencies
    • Associated risk / opportunity register
    • Resource / task breakdown
    • EIA delivery plan
    • Consultation and Engagement plan
    • Land delivery plan (agreed engagement plan with internal land team)
    • Internal governance plan including peer and legal reviews
  • Develop and deliver project plans, schedules, tasks and resource requirements, liaising with PMO as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading and delivering on land use planning matters for major infrastructure projects in the UK.
  • Experience in the early development and pre-application stages of Development Consent Order projects.
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing multi-disciplinary teams, including internal and external resources, to drive integration, teamwork and problem solving while holding teams accountable for performance.
  • Experienced and comfortable with change with the ability to work with an organisation that is undergoing significant transformation and can demonstrate a proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Evelin Farkas