Planning Work Experience Student (Planning Coordination)
City of Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
4d ago

Description Planning Work Experience Student (Planning Coordination) 8 months

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38603 Listen to Stephen, Planning Work Experience Student, as he talks about his work term at the City of Edmonton. Click here to listen! 3 temporary full-time positions for 8 months, intended specifically for students currently enrolled in a planning, urban design, landscape architecture or related co-op or equivalent post-secondary work experience degree program, commencing in May 2020 You have always wanted to be involved in planning how your city grows and operates.

You took the first step to your dream job by enrolling in a Planning Program... You are now longing to get a flavour of the real thing.

  • a peek into a City Planner job! The City of Edmonton's Development Services Branch concentrates on planning for the development needs of today and the future and has the following key areas : regional planning, neighbourhood planning, industrial planning, policy planning, transit-oriented development planning, urban design, historic resource management, biodiversity, parks and river valley planning, environmental management, GIS services and analysis, strategic planning and business operations.
  • The Planning Coordination Section is looking for up to 3 co-op students to come and join the team. As a Planning Work Experience Student in Planning Coordination, you will have the opportunities to :

  • Review development proposals and applications for planning approvals related to statutory plans and zoning both at a site-specific and broader area context
  • Formulate professional recommendations that take into account a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives including land use and built form, transportation, utility servicing, the community, and development industry aspirations;
  • in alignment with a variety of City Policies, Guidelines, and best practices

  • Plan and execute Public Engagement activities for a variety of development programs
  • Provide professional planning, advisory, and consultative services on land use proposals to the development industry, community groups, the public, and other agencies
  • Prepare and implementing statutory and non-statutory plans and special planning or design studies
  • Perform site visits, researching, and preparing reports as necessary
  • Make presentations to colleagues, the public, and other stakeholders
  • Other supportive duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a planning, urban design, landscape architecture or related co-op or equivalent post-secondary work experience degree program
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to maintain strong working relationships
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of urban and regional planning
  • Familiarity with reading building plans, applicable legislation, regulatory requirements, statistical techniques, spatial analysis, quantitative analysis and research methodology is considered an asset
  • Experience with GIS is considered an asset
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite & Google Apps
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is considered as an asset
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