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Working at PDG

PDG has a values-based culture of professional excellence and care for people. We employ a work style and approach which creates public and social value while seeking to enhance environmental sustainability.

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds, are qualified across disciplines and possess a range of skills. Projects are typically delivered by internal teams working together, often in partnership with others external to the firm. We foster a culture of collaboration and mutual support, which provides many opportunities for learning and for contribution by all levels of consultants in providing solutions to our clients.
PDG is open to considering well-qualified professionals with an interest in public policy and the work that we do. Typical consultants will have a postgraduate degree (generally at least a Masters) in a discipline of relevance to our work. Current staff have academic backgrounds in disciplines such as urban and regional planning, economics, business administration, engineering, public management, and environmental management. If you feel your background and skills suit one of our Practice Areas, you can apply here or respond to adverts for specific positions under Opportunities below.

Career Development

PDG provides an exciting opportunity for young professionals to build their experience while being supported to develop and grow to their potential. Our approach to career development assists our staff, especially young consultants, to identify their career needs, plan for their realization, implement these plans, and periodically review their progress. This process is tailored to each staff member based on their current role and desired development path. Consultants are encouraged to develop their skills with opportunities for rapid career development and advancement within the firm.



PDG has a 1-year paid internship programme for South African postgraduates under the age of 30. We recently accepted applications for January 2023 intake. For information on future intakes, direct your queries to


PDG recently closed the application process for two consultant positions.  We however welcome applications from prospective recruits.  Anyone wishing to apply can do so via our recruitment portal or if you have an inquiry about future recruiting processes, it can be directed to