Senior Land Use Planner

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Land Use Planner with at least 3-5 years of development planning experience to join our Municipal, Planning and Property Tax group. Our municipal and planning lawyers are known as strong client advocates with credibility among developers and governing bodies alike. Clients trust our smart, practical, solutions-driven style, and officials respect our flawless track records, industry knowledge and straightforward professionalism. Land use planners are integral members of the team and assist in all aspects of the practice.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assessing the development potential of clients’ lands;
  • Submitting and facilitating the processing of development applications under the Planning Act (e.g. official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, plans of subdivision/condominium, consents, minor variances and site plan approval);
  • Preparing witnesses and evidence for Ontario Municipal Board hearings;
  • Liaising directly with clients, municipal and provincial planning staff, politicians, technical consultants and the public;
  • Provide assistance to others during absences as needed; and
  • Other special projects & duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • 3-5 years of working experience in a land use planning role within the Greater Toronto Area, experience with a municipal planning authority is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Planning Act and related legislation, and familiarity with the planning process;
  • Membership in CIP and OPPI;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high attention to detail in a time-sensitive and fast-paced environment; and
  • Solid written & verbal communication skills, a self-starter with a strong work ethic, and a team player with excellent client service skills.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Ali Richardson and Michel Lederman
Co-Directors, Legal Talent