The individual will provide planning and development input to schemes, support members of the Development Team (DT) and undertake the project management of schemes.
As a member of DT, you will deliver planning and project management services to the Pigeon companies and will need to be able to demonstrate the following:
- Qualified Chartered Town Planner.
- Experience of working in both the public and private sector.
- Good knowledge of the planning system & wider development/commercial process and how it can be used to optimise the value of development projects.
- High standards of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.
- The ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
- A strong personality which encourages good working relationships both within and outside of the company.
- Strong ambition to succeed in a privately owned, successful property company.
- Ability to work to agreed project timetables to achieve scheme objectives
You will report to the Planning Director.
The primary objective of the role will be to increase Pigeon’s capacity to evaluate opportunities, the management of schemes and delivery of projects. Amongst others, the work will more specifically involve the following:
- Preparation of planning development management appraisals.
- Preparation of planning policy appraisals.
- S.106/CIL Evaluations.
- Community Engagement.
- Political and Community Auditing.
- Administration of project budgets.
- Project management/ Project management support/project administration.
- Supervision of professional service firms and consultants.
- Reporting to investors, landowners, and funders on the progress of projects.
- Working to identify and secure new projects.
- Contribute to the continued improvement of internal project management systems.
- Assist with general administration where necessary.
You will be required to proactively liaise with other members of the internal and external project delivery teams. External parties include clients, investors, local authorities, LLFA’s, registered providers (housing associations), surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and members of the public. You will be expected to have good commercial awareness and use resources effectively, programme and prioritize work so as to ensure that projects are delivered on time and delays do not occur throughout the life of the project from feasibility to disposal. The ability to communicate clearly and develop/sustain good working relationships with all stakeholders is an important ingredient of the role.
Manage and co-ordinate all technical matters from site appraisal and feasibility to the point of disposal or build.
As a member of the Development Team (DT), you will manage and co-ordinate all technical matters relating to projects assigned to you. You will be qualified to HNC level in construction related disciplines and have at least 10 years post qualification technical experience. This experience will have been gained whilst working for consultants, house builders, developers or contractors. You will have a good working knowledge of technical matters related to all aspects of mixed-use development and have a good understanding of the development process. You will have excellent communication and co-ordination skills and be a self-motivated, dedicated, hard-working team player who is also able to work independently.
You will report to the Planning Director.
Main objective is to add value by providing technical input at feasibility, planning, and build or disposal stages, ensuring the most efficient, value engineered, technical solutions required to deliver schemes in accordance with the project programme and in the most cost effective manner.
Undertake technical appraisals on sites being considered for promotion/acquisition to inform DT of all technical constraints and opportunities to development.
Obtain a full suite of surveys e.g. topographical, underground services trace, asbestos, condition, site investigation, contamination assessment, structural, arboricultural, party wall, ecological and services enquiries including budget quotes and the costs of any diversions or off-site reinforcement required.
Brief, agree scope, obtain fee proposals, appoint, manage and co-ordinate multi-disciplined teams of consultants and contractors, ensuring high standards of output from consultants and ensuring approvals for all designs are secured from relevant bodies.
Attend project and design meetings as required.
Active involvement in community engagement exercises. These may involve attendance on Saturdays and/or weekday evenings.
Assist DT with discharging any planning conditions which are considered to add value or enhance the disposal process.
Collate technical documentation for upload to a data room used to market sites.
Cad up transfer and contract plans as drafted by DT.
Attend interviews with potential purchasers and address matters raised expeditiously.
Assist with adoption of roads, sewers, utilities, POS’s and play spaces.
Assist purchasers with post acquisition and occupation queries.
Prepare plans where necessary.
Contribute to the continued improvement of the internal project management systems e.g. central filing system, database and procedures.
Assist with general administration and project support where necessary.
You will be required to proactively liaise with other members of the internal and external project delivery teams. External parties include clients, investors, local planning and highways authorities, LLFAs, registered providers (housing association’s), surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and members of the public. You will be expected to have good commercial awareness and use resources effectively, programme and prioritise work to ensure that delays do not occur throughout the life of the project from feasibility to disposal. The ability to communicate clearly and develop/sustain good working relationships with all stakeholders at all levels and at all times is an important ingredient of the role.
Please apply in strict confidence to:
Emma Conley, HR Manager.
Pigeon Investment Management Limited, Linden Square, 146 Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3DJ.