Pegasus Group is a leading independent national consultancy in the development sector. It has 230 staff across 10 UK offices, working across a range of sectors including education, energy, housing and mixed-use regeneration projects.
As a result of expansion, the consultancy is currently looking for a senior planner to join its East Midlands office. We spoke to Dee Booth, group HR director at Pegasus Group, to find out about the roles they’re recruiting for and what it’s like to work there.
Tell me about Pegasus Group and the work you do
Our vision is to be the leading planning, design, environmental and economics consultancy in the development industry, promoting the expertise, commitment and passion of our teams. We offer the highest quality service, always going one step further to ensure all our clients’ needs are met and overcoming any issues that arise in order to deliver sustainable solutions.
We have been involved in some of the country’s highest profile development proposals providing expertise across a range of areas including:
- Town planning
- Environmental planning
- Urban design
- Landscape design
- Retail / commercial planning
- Renewable energy planning
- Heritage consultation
- Public consultation and engagement
- Graphic design
- Economic viability and modelling
Why would someone want to work at Pegasus Group?
Our success as a company is built on the talent and ambition of our staff. We understand that our most valuable asset is our people and, as a company, we are keen to continue building that asset. Pegasus also understands the need to develop and nurture the potential of every employee and therefore we offer our commitment to train, guide and lead in order to maximise that potential.
What roles are you recruiting for and what kind of people would fit in?
We are currently looking to recruit a senior planner for our East Midlands offices to work with a range of blue chip clients as well as local landowners, developers and local authorities. The successful candidate will be responsible for project managing a range of planning applications, informal hearing and public inquiry submissions and site appraisals. You will also be expected to assist in winning new business for the office. You will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working towards chartered membership of the RTPI.
We are also looking to fill a number of roles in the design, environment and heritage space, all of which can be found on our website. The kind of people we’re looking for are talented and enthusiastic professionals who thrive in a team environment and are eager to progress their careers.
What exciting projects are you working on?
We’re always working on a range of exciting projects throughout the country. For example, we are currently providing professional advice to the Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to support the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan - one of the largest in the country, covering 11 parishes. We’re also helping to deliver a range of housing and mixed use proposals across Leicestershire, including a 2,700 dwelling sustainable urban extension at Coalville. Other recent projects include the redevelopment of Didcot Power Station for a mix of uses and working on the Infinity Garden Village proposal south of Derby.
Our East Midlands office recently held its bi-annual clay pigeon shooting event, which was attended and enjoyed by the team and a range of clients, at the well established shooting ground, Yeaveley Estate in Derbyshire.
What career development opportunities do you offer?
We are committed to offering training and development opportunities, including professional sponsorship, mentoring and opportunities to work on a diverse range of projects. Our training programmes combine formal technical training with work-based learning, comprising a package of different elements, each of which is designed to assist with your development, including:
- Comprehensive induction
- Mix of practical experience gained by working on a variety of projects and in different teams
- Regular performance and development reviews to set personal and professional goals
- Individual development plans to track professional development and training
- Dedicated mentoring to help achieve chartered membership
- Internal lunch and learn sessions
- Networking and CPD events
In a nutshell, what is it like working at Pegasus?
Rewarding, fulfilling and hard work. We are very supportive and allow our employees room to grow. We are very team-spirit focused. Ask any member of the team!