Professional Land Use Planner

  • J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
  • 490 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8, Canada
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Professional Land Use Planner - March 5, 2021


J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a Platinum Standard Canadian Best Managed company that provides high-quality engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to clients in both the private and public sectors. With offices across Ontario, all staffed with a diverse team of engineering and design professionals, JLR stands out in the industry due to our uniquely collaborative approach. On every project, we work as a team to ensure that our clients get the very best quality, service, and value in the field. As a 100% employee-owned and completely Canadian business, JLR understands what clients want and how to deliver designs and built projects that meet their needs.

JLR is looking for an Intermediate/Senior Planner to join our Ottawa Team. Planning is a part of this integrated team of dedicated and experienced professionals who share a common desire to work with our clients to create livable, sustainable and diverse communities. We engage in private sector approvals for land development, create and implement municipal policy, and work alongside our other departments on industrial buildings, schools, state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations, highways, airports, toll systems, bike lanes, and parks. In short, we design every aspect of a truly integrated community for people to live, work and play.

Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and a human touch. To support our recent and ongoing growth, JLR’s team is looking to add a talented and creative Registered Professional Planner to our team. The role will involve land use planning, design and development strategies, and research and policy reviews for both private and public clients.

At JLR, candidates can expect to join a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused community with endless opportunities for driven people with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Joining the JLR team means joining a dynamic community of innovative professionals. You will have the opportunity to partner with clients, develop insightful solutions, and see projects through from conception to completion.

If you have a creative spirit, thrive when presented with new challenges, and are eager to take your career in new directions, then JLR is the right environment for you.

Roles & Responsibilities

Establishing, developing, and leading new initiatives and opportunities through client interactions; Conducting research and policy reviews; Assisting our private sector clients with the approval of subdivision, consent, site plan, zoning by-law, and official plan amendment applications; Directing the development of new Municipal, County, District and Regional planning strategies and plans; Leading stakeholder and public consultation, including the preparation of materials for public meetings, open houses and workshops; Identifying and responding to client needs and regulatory requirements; Travelling between JLR offices on occasion to meet the needs of various planning projects and/or for training purposes.

Skills and Qualifications

7-10 years’ experience as a Registered Planner; Proven ability to establish and maintain effective client and business relationships; Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related discipline; RPP designation with the Ontario Provincial Planners Institute (OPPI), Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP); Knowledge of related Planning legislation comprising such Acts as Environment Assessment, Heritage, Conservation Authorities, Endangered Species, and Affordable Housing required; User functionality in MS Office products; Knowledge of GIS, CAD, Illustrator, SketchUp, or similar programs would be an asset; Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds; Proven ability to work with clients and others to achieve planning goals; Strong organizational skills with attention to detail; Excellent communication skills – analytic, oral, and written; Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered a strong asset; Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude; Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills; Valid “G” Class driver’s license.

Why Join JLR?

100% employee-owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels; The flexibility to plan your time autonomously through our remote work policy; Work-life balance is strongly encouraged; Stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, and initiative; Friendly, welcoming and team-oriented atmosphere that fosters collaboration; Flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path; Interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type; Corporate philosophy that encourages growth and development along with an “open-door” policy where communication is encouraged; Competitive salary reviewed annually; Health / dental benefits offered immediately; RRSP / DPSP program offered immediately; Merit-and-profit bonus program for eligible employees; and Extracurricular social events (annual “prom”, golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer bbqs, and much more).



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