Intermediate Planner/Urban Designer

SGL Planning & Design Inc. - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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SGL Planning & Design Inc. is a small progressive planning office located in downtown Toronto with current planning assignments throughout the GTA as well as in central, southern and eastern Ontario. We provide planning and urban design services to both the public and private sectors in a wide variety of areas including Official Plans and Secondary Plans, community master planning, urban design guidelines, zoning by-law reviews, and other land use studies, as well as all aspects of development approvals.

We are seeking an individual with strong planning knowledge and excellent design skills. As a planner/urban designer/landscape architect with 3-5 years of experience you will be responsible for:

  • Writing proposals for secondary plans, official plans and area studies;
  • Project managing multi-disciplinary teams of consultants;
  • Liaising with municipal and private sector clients;
  • Preparing background studies and recommended policy documents;
  • Supporting the principals in attendance at Ontario Municipal Board hearings;
  • Providing advanced detailed technical information and recommendations through written reports, public responses, internal memos, studies and presentations on current planning issues and the implications of various aspects of land use and development;
  • Preparing, with oversight, planning opinions and analytical reports for a wide range of planning studies, plans and applications;
  • Preparing planning rationale reports, including the analysis section and review sections prepared by junior staff;
  • Managing and preparing complex planning studies, development applications, OPA, rezoning, subdivisions, variance and consents;
  • Monitor, review, analyze and comment on proposed regional and provincial planning legislation, policy and guidance material;
  • developing design sketches, renderings and Photoshop photomontages for presentation materials using systems such as Sketch Up, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop;
  • assist in the development of report layouts and preparation of final reports using Adobe InDesign; and
  • experience with AutoCad is an asset.

The successful candidate will possess a University Degree in Planning, Urban Design or Landscape Architecture combined with a minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in land use planning and urban design. The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and balance multiple priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills and organization skills as well as excellent graphic and computer skills are also required. Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute or Ontario Association of Landscape Architects is preferred.

Please submit a resume and sample of work by midday on Friday November 22, 2019.

Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted

Job Type: Full-time


  • Urban Planning: 3 years (Required)