SENIOR PLANNER URBAN DESIGN

City of Toronto - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job ID: 1464

Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research

Division & Section: City Planning, CP Transportation Planning

Work Location: CITY HALL, 100 Queen Street West

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy, 12 months

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $53.40 - $58.49, TFS288, Wage Grade 18.0

Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35h per week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 03-DEC-2019 to 17-DEC-2019

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Manager, Transit Implementation Unit, and working closely with the Urban Design Section, this employee will be responsible for leading the review of complex urban design issues related to the planning and implementation of the GO Expansion and SmartTrack Programs or other transit projects as assigned. Responsibilities includes but are not limited to the following:

Assists transit project sponsor, as City Planning Urban Design Subject Matter Expert, in the development and implementation of procurement documents for transit and transit related projects as part of the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) process or other project delivery model adopted; includes reviewing Proponent bids in a highly confidential environment.
Defines assignments, recommends priorities and schedules and formulates budget requirements related to the Transit Implementation Unit work program.
Coordinates urban design projects, identifies and analyzes problems/opportunities in the public environment and develops and implements design proposals and solutions for transit station site, area or corridor development potential studies and Streetscape Plans.
Carries out and coordinates urban design policy studies and recommends policy changes regarding urban design matters for Council and City Departments.
Prepares RFPs and terms of reference for and administers consultant studies.
Consults and negotiates with interested parties and their consultants on transit planning, design and implementation of transit development projects including transit facility integrated development applications and transit station area studies to produce superior urban design solutions.
Mentors, leads, coordinates and motivates other professional and support staff to ensure efficient and effective delivery of planning services.
Represents the Division or Department at meetings and committees.
Acts as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board and other administrative tribunals.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

University degree in architecture, landscape architecture or a related discipline, or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable experience in urban design in the municipal sector and the development review of a variety of transit project applications.
Considerable experience developing and implementing complex urban design built form policies and guidelines especially those associated with transit projects and transit area or corridor development.
Considerable experience leading complex urban design projects from conception to completion.

You must also have:
Ability to work well and lead in a team environment.
Ability to balance political, community and other stakeholder interests in the development and design of projects.
Critical judgement, innovation, accountability, research skills and analytical thinking required to work on complex assignments/projects.
Highly developed technical, design/graphic, presentation and communication skills relating to urban design and planning matters.
Highly developed decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to use design industry standard software applications such as: Microstation, AutoCAD, MS Office and Adobe (illustrator and Photoshop).
Interpersonal and customer focus skills to develop and maintain solid relationships with the community, internal stakeholders, public and private agencies, and developers.
Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and all relevant regulations that apply to the job duties.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.