Job Title:

Development Planner


• An advanced business degree or a degree in planning or engineering, or community college

Job Summary:

Our client, located in Stoney Creek, Ontario is looking for a Development Planner to join their fast-growing team! This individual will provide support, coordination and input into the company’s planning activities, liaising directly with municipalities and external development resources.

Job Duties:

• Delivers on committed deadlines of the planning process;
• Advocates on behalf of the owner with internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaboration and understanding of the projects’ vision;
• Responsible for retaining and coordination of consultants for the production of plans and reports required for the submission and approval of development applications, including applications for OPA/ZBA subdivision, site plan, condominium, etc.;
• Assists in creative problem solving for subdivision site plan approvals, zoning and permitting issues that may arise;
• Coordinates activities for all consultants involved in the submission and approval process during the various planning application phases;
• Communicating with city staff on existing and future projects to ensure that applications are efficiently processed and that critical approval deadlines are understood;
• Serves as a point of contact with community stakeholders such as community associations and business improvement areas;
• Participates in industry discussions at HHHBA, such as the Development Council;
• Participating in city or community committees to influence decision making and pilot projects, if needed;
• Liaising with municipal staff, external consultants, neighbouring owners, and community organizations as necessary to advance development activities;
• Assisting in the submission and coordination of Condominium Documents and Disclosure Statements;
• Monitors cost-sharing agreements for new infrastructure installations as required;
• Provides input and helps coordinate HBD presentation material at public meetings as required.


• Excellent presentation skills that will advocate the owner’s position with external stakeholders
• 3-5 years of experience in a planning role or equivalent, for multi-residential and mixed-use projects in urban areas or municipality
• Experience working with Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, Site Plan Agreements, Subdivision Agreements, Committee of Adjustment, and Building Permits
• A can-do attitude that will be measured by results
• A comprehensive understanding of the approval process, sequence, and timelines
• A positive and productive relationship with city staff, officials and consultants
• Excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills, including report/letter writing
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to manage and perform multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time in a high-pressure environment
• Required software proficiency: Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat/Reader
• Valid Class G Driver’s License and willingness to drive regularly to municipal and consultant offices for meetings and consultations


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