Careers

Pigeon is entrepreneurial, ambitious and professional. The Board is experienced and well connected and are supported by a management team of young, dynamic staff. Pigeon looks to recruit “best in class” young professionals, who can help simultaneously grow the business and their careers and professional development.

Planning Manager

The individual will be responsible for managing the delivery of projects in accordance with agreed planning strategies, following initial site selection through to the point of disposal or build. You will be required to manage projects and project delivery teams, and to proactively liaise with external parties, including investors, landowners, local authorities, statutory consultees, housing associations, surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and community members/groups.

Responsibilities:

Working within Pigeon’s highly successful Planning and Design Department you will be responsible for managing and delivering a diverse portfolio of projects, in accordance with agreed planning strategies.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Preparation of planning development management appraisals.
  • Preparation of planning policy appraisals.
  • Managing external project teams to prepare and submit planning applications.
  • 106 Evaluations.
  • Community Engagement and Political and Community Auditing.
  • Management of project programmes and budgets.
  • Supervision of professional service firms and consultants.
  • Contributing to the continued improvement of internal project management systems.
  • Carrying out general research and administration where necessary.
  • Discharge S106 Obligations and planning conditions, where appropriate.

You will be required to proactively liaise with other members of the internal and external project delivery teams. External parties might include investors, landowners, local authorities, statutory consultees, surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and community members/groups. You will be expected to use resources effectively, programme and prioritise work so as to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with agreed timescales. The ability to communicate clearly and develop/sustain good working relationships with all stakeholders is an important ingredient of the role.

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Planning Co-ordinator

The individual will assist in the management and delivery of projects in accordance with agreed planning strategies, following initial site selection through to the point of disposal or build. You will be required to assist with managing projects and project delivery teams, and to proactively liaise with external parties, including investors, landowners, local authorities, statutory consultees, housing associations, surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and community members/groups.

Responsibilities:

Working within Pigeon’s highly successful Planning and Design Department you will be responsible for assisting in the management and delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects, in accordance with agreed planning strategies.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assisting with the preparation of planning development management appraisals.
  • Assisting with the preparation of planning policy appraisals.
  • Assisting with the management of external project teams to prepare and submit planning applications.
  • Assist with S.106 Evaluations.
  • Community Engagement and Political and Community Auditing.
  • Assisting with the management of project programmes and budgets.
  • Assisting with the supervision of professional service firms and consultants.
  • Contributing to the continued improvement of internal project management systems.
  • Assisting with general research and administration where necessary.
  • Assist with discharging S106 Obligations and planning conditions, where appropriate

Working alongside other members of the Planning and Design Department you will be required to proactively liaise with other members of internal and external project delivery teams. External parties might include investors, landowners, local authorities, statutory consultees, surveyors, environmental and design consultants, statutory undertakers, contractors and community members/groups. You will be expected to use resources effectively, programme and prioritise work so as to assist with project delivery in accordance with agreed timescales. The ability to communicate clearly and develop/sustain good working relationships with all stakeholders is an important ingredient of the role.

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Technical Manager

The individual will manage and co-ordinate all technical matters from site appraisal and feasibility to the point of disposal or build.

Responsibilities:

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 and approval of designs from all relevant bodies.
  • Manage and co-ordinate production of core reports including Transport Assessments/Statements, Road Safety Audits, Travel Plans, Access strategies/designs, Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage strategies/designs and Utilities Assessments.
  • 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 use during the planning and development process and upload to a data room for marketing of 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.
  • Draft various plans, including transfer and contract plans, as required to support the process.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the internal project management systems e.g.  central filing system, database and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of current regulation, legislation and guidance to support the planning and development process. Assist with general administration and project support where necessary.
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Technical Co-ordinator

The individual will assist with the management and co-ordination of all technical matters and assist other members of the company as required.

Responsibilities:

Main objective is to add value by providing technical input at feasibility, planning, sale and build/sales stages, ensuring the most efficient technical solutions required to deliver schemes in accordance with the project programme and in the most cost-effective manner.

  • Undertake appraisals on sites being considered for promotion/acquisition to inform all constraints and opportunities to development.
  • Compile a full suite of surveys e.g. topographical, underground services trace, site investigation, contamination assessment, arboricultural, ecological, archaeological and services enquiries including budget quotes and the costs of any diversions or off-site reinforcement required.
  • Assist with fee negotiation and the appointment and management of external consultants and review of their outputs.
  • Attend project and design meetings as required.
  • Have an active involvement in community engagement exercises. These may involve attendance on Saturdays and/or weekday evenings.
  • Maintain project management documentation (e.g. Project database, PI certification, Utilities Tracker, Letters of reliance as required) and assist with collating documentation for upload to a data room used to market sites.
  • Assist with the discharging of any planning conditions which are considered to add value or remove uncertainty from the disposal process.
  • Prepare constraints, transfer and contract plans along with other drawings in AutoCAD as required.
  • Assist purchasers with post acquisition and occupation queries.
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Communications Co-ordinator

We are searching for a talented and motivated Communications Coordinator to work alongside the Senior Communications Manager in its highly successful Planning and Design Department. The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibilities of the provision of marketing, Public Relations (PR) and engagement services for all departments within Pigeon.

As a member of the Planning and Design Department, you will be qualified to Degree level in a business or marketing-related discipline with a minimum of three years post qualification experience.

You will work with the Senior Communications Manager in fulfilling all your responsibilities, to ensure the provision of communications services within the Planning and Design Department and wider company.

Engagement

  • Add value by providing engagement input and recommendations at feasibility, planning, and build or disposal stages, ensuring the application of the most effective solutions required to deliver schemes in accordance with the project strategy, programme and budget.
  • Undertake, as appropriate, engagement (Political and Community) appraisals on sites being considered for promotion/acquisition to inform all planning constraints and opportunities to development.
  • Assist in undertaking a strategic engagement programme that proactively develops relationships with key stakeholders and organisations (e.g. local MPs & Councillors, Councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, trade bodies and community groups) and assist with the management of all stakeholder systems.
  • Assist with the production of materials for engagement events and online consultations.
  • Co-ordinate the production of a full suite of evidence base documents and core reports to support the provision of engagement services regarding the progress of sites through the planning and development process e.g. demographic, political, economic and sustainability.

Marketing and PR

  • Work with the Senior Communications Manager to execute and monitor the Marketing and PR strategy for Pigeon.
  • Development and review of websites for all departments of Pigeon.
  • Execution of an events/networking programme for all teams within Pigeon.
  • Monitoring and updating the social media presence for Pigeon Companies (LinkedIn etc)
  • Work with Senior Communications Manager on monthly communication emails to Pigeon’s external stakeholders.
  • Production of corporate communications material e.g. Company Brochures and websites.
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