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Due to continuing growth in our planning group and a demand to expand our market reach, we are seeking a Senior Planner, Land Development for our GTA market located in our Whitby, ON office, with options to work from our Markham, Toronto, or Mississauga location.
This dynamic role allows you to play a meaningful role in leading projects that include a full and comprehensive range of land use planning and development related work, property assessments, proposals, designs and applications for clients. So, if you’re looking personal growth and challenge, look no further!
Manage sophisticated planning projects while leading the preparation, submission and processing of projects and applications including official plan and zoning by-law amendments, plans of subdivision, site plans and condominium plan approvals in accordance with regulations and policies
Build strong positive relationships while working with your hard-working team and directing communications with clients, municipal staff and review agencies
Write and prepare a range of planning documents
Attend and present at public consultation meetings and Committee and Council meetings; provide experienced Land Use Planning testimony at Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearings when required
Coordinate, lead, mentor and empower a multi-disciplinary team of professional planners and specialists
Research governing planning policy documents and producing preliminary planning assessments for clients
Assist technical support staff in preparing concept plans, site plans and report graphics
Coordinate on future project work priorities and assist in developing yearly team plans and budgets for future planning group growth
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 10 years of progressive planning experience, including 5+ years in a senior role with project management responsibilities
Post-secondary degree in urban planning from a recognized college or university
Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP)
Consulting background as a lead planner / project manager responsible for private development planning applications is preferred
Expert knowledge of the provincial land use planning system, legislation, policies and plans including Places to Grow, Provincial Policy Statement, and the Planning Act
Previous experience in providing expert testimony as a Professional Planner at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) is an asset
Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as proven project management skills
Sound knowledge and understanding of current provincial, inter-regional, regional, and local planning issues
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.
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