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PEGASYS is an advisory group focusing on developmental impact in emerging economies. We are trusted advisors and partners to the public and private sector, helping them manage natural resources and develop vital public infrastructure. We are head-quartered in Cape Town, South Africa. We address global issues, but our work is focused and delivered predominantly in South, East and West Africa.
PEGASYS has built a globally recognised track-record of assisting governments, international financial institutions, and private clients & investors in responding to urban development, resilience, and planning challenges. We are now looking to recruit a Consulting Manager: Urban Design into our Cape Town office to join our Urban Design Team.
At PEGASYS you will find a stimulating, diverse and team-based work environment that offers scope for personal and professional growth and innovation. Our team is passionate about improving the public environment and committed to making a difference to settlement design, planning and implementation. We are involved in a wide range of public and private sector projects. These include policy and guideline development and the design and implementation of urban strategies and masterplans, to significantly influence the economic, environmental, social, and cultural outcomes of a location.
Consulting Manager: Urban Design role
• Full-time position
• Location – Cape Town
Will include but not be limited to:
• Defining client problems concisely and developing hypotheses to identify solutions.
• Project manage Urban Design projects / workplans from inception to final completion.
• Project manage internal and external teams of experts delivering complex multi-country assignments.
• Developing skills for people management and increasingly participate in workforce planning.
• Identify and escalate risks to project lead.
• Manage and carry out Urban Design production including drawings, reports and strategies.
• Strategically plan and deliver Urban Design projects through consultants and associates, while ensuring professional development of the Urban Design team in alignment with the Pegasys brand.
• Initiating and/or facilitating discussions with clients to elaborate on the areas of proposed improvements.
• Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive the proposed solution. This includes:
o Quantitative research methodologies include design evaluation, creating design and data frameworks, and analysis.
o Qualitative research methodologies, including market research, stakeholder engagement and collecting design and institutional intelligence.
o Owning the consolidation and production of high-quality design, policy and institutional analysis to support the delivery of client projects.
• Presenting findings to clients, partners and senior decision-makers in government, and the private sector with a high level of confidence.
• Support new project acquisition by identifying strategic opportunities and being able to articulate what
the sector and clients require, by demonstrating an understanding of time required to deliver good
• Support the practice in the promotion of our Urban Design capacity including seeking out and
capitalizing on new opportunities.
• A Master’s Degree in Urban Design, recognised by The Urban Design Institute of South Africa (UDISA).
• A minimum of 6 years’ experience in urban design with a demonstrated ability to manage projects.
• Strong manual and digital graphic ability as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience in AutoCAD, GIS,
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Sketchup.
• Project experience as an Urban Designer is essential.
• The ability to manage complex urban design projects across a range of scales.
• A demonstrated capability to work independently with clients, initiate and manage projects, facilitate
stakeholder engagement, structure documents, prepare and make presentations and meet deadlines.
• Exceptional graphic, design (3D) communication & presentation and report writing skills with a
demonstrated ability to sketch and draw by hand.
• Willingness and capability to handle office and project related administration including cost proposals and
progress reporting.
• Experienced in managing and delivering consulting assignments and comfortable with client and contract
• Comfortable with undertaking and guiding junior colleagues in the delivery of quantitative analysis in Excel.
• Undergraduate qualification in Architecture
• Experience of working in Africa and other frontier markets
• Urban Design, Architecture or Spatial Planning Experience in both public and private sector
• Foreign language proficiency in French or Portuguese.
This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including but not limited to:
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and deliver analytical tasks at a high quality.
• An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on international
development, natural resource management, infrastructure delivery, governance systems and policies.
• Design acumen and project management capabilities.
• A team player who is productive working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
• Desire to contribute towards making the world a better place, and belief that a small group of committed
and hard-working individuals can have a significant impact.
• Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
If the above vacancy interests you, please email your updated CV to: and include
the job title as your subject heading.
Consulting Manager:
Closing date: 10 July 2022