Land Use Planner

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Come Join Us!

“We want to build an organization where everyone loves their job and their leaders care for them”

Over the last 30 years, TULLOCH has built a robust multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm recognized Canada-wide for its strengths in the diverse service offerings and commitment to excellence. TULLOCH’s innovative use of emerging technologies to improve both the efficiency and quality of work is core to everything TULLOCH. This approach, along with our extreme work ethic, makes us a service provider of choice for many clients.

Based in Sault Ste. Marie, the Land Use Planner will report to the Senior Land Use Planner and will have a wide range of duties on a variety of land use planning projects.

What You’ll Do:

The Land Use Planner will be part of the TULLOCH Engineering team with the primary focus of supporting various internal clients across all departments. You will:

  • Work on both large and small development projects throughout northern and central Ontario
  • Lead development proponents through the Planning Act process
  • Lead Public Consultation meetings and presentations to Committees of Adjustment or Municipal Councils in support of Planning Act applications
  • Prepare Planning Act applications for Consent, Minor Variance, Zoning By-Law Amendments (Rezoning), Official Plan Amendments, Plan of Subdivision/Condominium and Site Plan Control
  • Prepare Planning Justification Reports, assist in preparing for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearings, and prepare and submit various application packages and supporting documentation
  • Add value to land through critical thinking and rigorous policy analysis
  • Work with municipalities on strategic planning policy projects
  • Undertake Official Plan review exercises and municipal needs analyses
  • Liaise with other professionals, municipalities, and government agencies
  • Build client relations
  • Use AutoCAD and other design applications

Please note that this job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will ever be required of an employee in the job.

Who You Are:

  • You have 3-5 years experience working in a land use planning and development role, either in the private sector or at the municipal level.
  • You have working knowledge of the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, municipal Official Plans and Zoning or Development Permit By-Laws.
  • Full Membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is preferred. Eligibility for full membership with OPPI within 1 year is required at a minimum.
  • You have a Class “G” driver’s license.
  • You are someone who makes decisions/exercises independent judgment within defined parameters and in alignment with business objectives
  • Able to pivot and alter approach or recommendations to accomplish desired results
  • You are not afraid to raise your hand when you need help or guidance
  • Are trusted and provided freedom to work independently but also contribute to the overall team success
  • Strong ability in using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

What You Should Bring:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or other related program with at least 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in a related role. Additionally, you should have:

  • High motivation with results-oriented focus
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including analysis and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and navigate confidential and sensitive data and matters

What We Offer You:

TULLOCH has built a passionate workforce with a strong and vibrant culture which has been the key to our success. We offer programs and rewards that one would expect from a highly successful, established and growing Engineering company:

  • Competitive salary, benefits plan and company pension plan
  • A fantastic culture, team and energy to work with
  • Social activities, company sponsored events and opportunities to give back to our local community
  • Flexible working hours
  • Coaching and Mentoring programs
  • Scholarship programs for family members
  • Opportunities to travel and work across Canada
  • Hybrid working options

TULLOCH is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to acquiring a skilled and diverse workforce. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, origins, ages, orientations, genders, creeds and religions. TULLOCH accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. TULLOCH is an excellent place to work and we look forward to meeting with you! If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodation measures you may require.