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WSP Canada

Project Planner

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently looking for an Intermediate Planner (Project Planner) to join our Urban and Community Planning team located at our Toronto office. This position involves contribution to a wide range of planning projects, including land development applications, municipal planning projects and more. The successful candidate will support Project Managers and Senior Planners and enjoy a tremendous opportunity to grow professionally and explore many different career pathways and specializations.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect do here:
  • Provide professional planning consulting services to the land development industry, including project and development design and coordination of regulatory approvals;
  • Contribute to research and authorship of municipal planning documents such as official plans, zoning by-laws, and secondary plans;
  • Prepare planning policy and zoning interpretation for land development clients;
  • Prepare and submit land development applications;
  • Contribute to preparing environmental study reports and project file reports;
  • Monitor and stay current with planning trends as well as policy and legislative changes;
  • Conduct research and prepare planning studies on a range of municipal planning topics and present planning to senior staff, clients and the public;
  • Act as a liaison between clients and approval authorities;
  • Participate in WSP's national Centres of Excellence, where like-minded professionals at WSP gather to share professional knowledge and improve our practice;
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams and non-planning subject matter experts to support policy, land development and environmental projects;
  • Support mentorship of early career professionals including delegating tasks;
  • Communicate with provincial government agencies, municipalities, private developers, special interest groups, organizations and institutions;
  • Collaborate and interact with a diverse range of audiences including the general public, community groups, businesses, committees and municipal councils;
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and contribute to other business development activities; and
  • Coordinate and support public consultation events and processes.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • A degree in Community Planning, Urban Planning or related field;
  • 4+ years of progressively responsible community planning related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario planning system;
  • Full membership, or eligibility, of the Canadian Institute of Planners or Ontario Professional Planners Institute;
  • Strong creative, and verdict-making skills and the ability to reach sound verdicts and to resolve complex situations;
  • Experience with SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools or demonstrated knowledge in urban design and practices is an asset;
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to advance multiple priorities;
  • Previous experience in a planning role in a municipality or consultancy, working with multi-disciplinary professionals;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • A strong attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Public consultation and engagement experience would be considered an asset; and
  • A Valid Ontario Driver's License is a considered an asset.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-13

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