Planning Support Administrator – Maternity Contract

POSTED ON 19th April 2019

Cairn Homes plc is the leading Irish homebuilder committed to building high-quality, competitively-priced, sustainable new homes in great locations. Cairn operates a defined and established business model which brings together the best planners, architects and designers in collaboration with our own experienced team. At Cairn, the homeowner is at the very centre of the design process and we provide an unparalleled customer service throughout each stage of the home-buying journey. A new Cairn home is thoughtfully designed and built to last with a focus on creating shared spaces and environments where communities prosper. Cairn owns a c. 15,100 unit land bank across 32 residential development sites, 90% of which are located in the GDA with excellent public transport and infrastructure links. Cairn is today building on 13 sites in the GDA, which will deliver over 4,750 new homes.

Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Planning Support Administrator, with primary responsibility for supporting the Planning team in the delivery of Cairn’s construction projects. This role will provide administrative and project support to the Planning Team and be the internal administration point of contact for both the Cairn Management and the wider organisation.

Key responsibilities

Typically, the candidate will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties:

  • Provide support to the Planning Team, with calendar management, monthly report compilation and general administration
  • Coordinate the preparation of planning application documentation;
  • Administer the Project Documentation Control system across the portfolio of planning projects
  • Assist the team to ensure timely delivery of all planning compliance documentation
  • Oversee the administration of Financial Contribution and Development Bond conditions of Planning Permissions, prior to commencement of construction
  • Coordination of RFP’s and letters of appointment.
  • Cross check and reference staged payments on Consultant appointments.
  • Carry out focused research of particular geographical areas, employment sectors and/or infrastructure improvements;
  • Liaise with statutory bodies with regard to any warning /enforcement notices which may issued
  • Demonstrated ability to proof read and update accordingly of planning and SHD applications.

The candidate – key requirements

The ability to demonstrate good analytical and IT skills;

  • A strong ability to multi-task in a rapid-paced environment where relationships, organisation, and a high attention to detail is required
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills and the ability to communicate clearly with others;
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently using their own initiative in an organised manner but also be a strong team player;
  • Customer focussed individual with a “can do” attitude.
  • Focus on deadlines and commitment to programme delivery.

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