Land Use Planner
Hamilton, ON, Canada
3d ago

We are currently looking for

a Land Use Planner to join our team in our Hamilton office. This is a permanent full-time position to begin as soon as the successful candidate is found.


  • Working knowledge of the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Growth Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan, Greenbelt Plan, municipal Official Plans and Zoning or Development Permit By-Laws is required
  • Previous experience preparing Planning Act applications for Consent, Minor Variance, Zoning By-Law Amendments (Rezoning), Official Plan Amendments, Plan of Subdivision / Condominium and Site Plan Control is required
  • Experience with conducting Public Information Consultation (PIC), or presentations to Committee of Adjustment or municipal city council in support of Planning Act applications would be considered an asset
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills as well as analysis and negotiation skills is a must.
  • Liaising with other professionals, local municipalities, and government agencies concerning planning and development submissions will be a regular occurrence
  • Must have prior experience drafting and reviewing Planning Justification Reports
  • Urban Design experience is a significant asset
  • Qualifications

  • University degree in Urban and Regional Planning or planning related degree is required
  • Full Membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is preferred; eligibility for full membership with OPPI within 2 years is required at a minimum
  • Minimum 5 years of responsible, relevant experience in land use planning and development, either in the private sector or at the municipal level
  • Strong written communication and research skills are minimum requirements to assist in the preparation of Planning Justification Reports and Urban Design Briefs, assist in the preparation for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearings with senior planners, and the preparation and submission of various application packages and supporting documentation
  • Ability to liaison with and build Client relations is required
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and other design applications is an asset
  • Ability to creatively handle a variety of complex issues having physical, economic, environmental, and social dimensions
  • Time management, team development, analytical thinking, and research skills
  • Class G driver’s license is required
  • Please submit your application online at . Thank you to all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates shortlisted for the position will be contacted.

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