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Senior Urban Planner

Job Order: CT-1514

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review complex development applications, including official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, site plan approvals, plans of subdivision, consents and minor variances
  • Review plans of survey, official plans and zoning by-laws to determine compliance with existing and proposed development
  • Prepare materials for council meetings committee meetings, committee of adjustment hearings, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearings and Toronto Local Appeal Body hearings
  • Research and review municipal and regional staff reports, planning studies, development proposals, by-laws, municipal and provincial files
  • Manage a range of development projects and act as a liaison between clients, municipal staff, developers, lawyers and members of the public
  • Prepare and review zoning compliance reports
  • Prepare memoranda on a variety of planning issues
  • Monitor new municipal policy initiatives and agendas/decisions of municipal councils and their committees
  • Attend meetings with clients, potential clients, consultants, elected officials and public sector planner


Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant planning experience
  • University degree with a speciality in planning
  • Extensive experience with large-scale, complex development projects, including reviewing technical reports, architectural plans and technical drawings
  • Thorough knowledge of provincial and municipal planning legislation, including provincial policy statements, the Planning Act, official plans, zoning by-laws, design guidelines and other land use regulation instruments
  • Comprehensive understanding of current regulations and proposed policy changes
  • Demonstrated success in project management of complex development applications
  • Ability to determine if proposed developments comply with applicable regulations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work under time constraints
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility with daily schedule


DATE POSTED 2019-03-18

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