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Parsons Corporation Senior Urban Planner in Ottawa, Ontario

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Job Description:

Parsons Ottawa is seeking a full-time senior land use planner to join our dynamic team with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced yet flexible work environment. Our company provides a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to projects. Our team is comprised of engaging, talented, and motivated professionals from a variety of backgrounds, all with unique skills and experience that combine to create a strong and supportive office. We have a passion for creating high-quality sustainable environments that evoke a strong sense of place and an emphasis on mobility. Our Ottawa office is conveniently located on the Confederation LRT Line between Cyrville and St. Laurent Stations at 1223 Michael Street North.

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of assignments including preparing and submitting development applications, due diligence/site evaluations, zoning by-law and official plan reviews, best practices research, coordinating consultation programs. The candidate will also contribute to environmental assessment projects and design assignments for complete streets, transit corridors, active transportation facilities, and public realm designs for important civic investments. The area of work is predominantly eastern Ontario, with an opportunity to contribute to projects across Canada.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the completion of area, site and corridor land use studies

  • Assist in the development of policy analyses, planning rationales and feasibility studies

  • Assist in the management of a variety of planning applications including Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan Control, Plans of Subdivision, Severances and Minor Variances

  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of materials to clients and/or public meetings, committees, councils

  • Assist in the preparation of environmental assessment studies including analysis of existing conditions, evaluation of alternatives and coordinating consultation programs

  • Coordination with municipal provincial, and federal staff and other approval agencies in pursuit of approvals and general coordination tasks

  • Negotiate or assist in negotiating relevant agreements and conditions (i.e. subdivision and site plan, permits, etc.)

  • Preparation of illustrative graphics and presentations

  • Preparation and execution of stakeholder engagement strategies and participate in public meetings

Parsons is seeking applicants who:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in Planning. Preference is given to individuals with a graduate degree in planning

  • Have a minimum of 5-year related and progressive experience

  • Have a positive attitude towards work, colleagues and supportive of a team environment

  • Have a working knowledge of land development process and land use and infrastructure planning in Ontario

  • Have an interest in transit-oriented development, urban mobility, urban design, and place-making

  • Possess strong initiative, independence and problem-solving skills

  • Have good critical thinking and interpersonal skills

  • Have excellent computer skills including experience is such programs as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative suite of applications, and visual design software programs. Ability to operate in GIS programs is considered an asset

  • Demonstrate excellent English written and oral communications skills. Ability to communicate (oral and written) in French is considered an asset

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Membership (candidate status or full membership) in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute is preferred or the ability to gain candidate status

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. A full and competitive benefits package is offered with this position.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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