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Planning Associate - Energy & Infrastructure

JMC Legal Recruitment
Scotland, Glasgow
£70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Are you an ambitious Planning lawyer seeking the finest work at an outstanding Top 20 firm, with unrivalled development opportunities?

This award-winning business offers excellent pay, exposure to exciting clients and the highest quality of work. Their renowned Planning team are seeking an Associate (3+ PQE) to join their vibrant Glasgow office.

The Planning team are highly esteemed and Legal 500 ranked. For lawyers who are seeking an engaging and rewarding career, you can get involved in both contentious and non-contentious planning work with this unique opportunity.

The Firm

This multinational firm has an unparalleled reputation for providing exemplary service across a range of sectors. It has numerous Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings and Chambers & Partners top-ranked departments, as well as countless ranked individuals and rising stars. It is renowned for the legal talent it attracts, which is a testament to both the quality of the work, the ongoing staff development and the working culture.

Despite its size, notable growth and strong profits, staff at the firm report a friendly and warm working environment and a management team who genuinely care for their workers.

The firm has won numerous awards in recognition of the outstanding quality of the work produced, as well as for successfully cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Employees should expect exposure to top-quality international clients, as well as some of the foremost UK businesses and organisations and to receive support from some of the premier legal talents in the UK.

Culturally, the business has a cutting-edge and innovative feel which is balanced by the friendly and collaborative nature of the office environment.

The Role

Working with this Legal 500-ranked Planning team, you will gain exposure to exciting and innovative work with a diverse range of clients, supporting large-scale projects which are at the forefront of development in the UK.

As a key member of the team, you will advise on market-leading projects in the Energy & Infrastructure sector. This includes working on a range of renewable technologies like wind, solar, nuclear, carbon-capture and battery storage as well as major projects in rail, road, air and more.

The work you will be involved in will reshape the face of the UK for generations to come and is vital to transforming and modernising the landscape for sustainable and productive use.

With renowned colleagues, you will have the opportunity to develop your technical and client relation skills while helping to cement your position as a go-to lawyer in the Planning sector.

As you can undertake a mix of contentious/non-contentious work as you see fit, you can carve out a Planning role which is fulfilling for you specifically. By taking a lead on projects, developing new business and receiving continuous and ongoing professional development support you will be in an enviable position to develop market-leading expertise and take a significant and exciting step forward in your career.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious individual with a minimum of 3 years PQE in Planning
  • Ability to manage complex and varied workloads efficiently to the highest standard
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with first-rate interpersonal skills
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Working for a Top 20 and multi-award-winning firm of significant prestige
  • An opportunity to develop a revered reputation in the Planning practice area
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Excellent salary
  • Excellent benefits package and well-being considerations

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Jules Grieve at 0131 460 7747 or for a confidential chat.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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