Senior Urban Designer

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • Posted 4 months ago
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We are seeking a Senior Urban Designer to join our Client’s team. In this role you will be reporting directly to the Partnership team. Our Client is one of Canada’s top Real Estate and Consulting Firms. Competitive benefits, flexible hours and recognition of the importance of career development are offered. This is a mid-level position, and is a great opportunity for career advancement. Salary range for this position is $80,000–$90,000 plus bonus based on level of industry exposure. Our Client is an advocate for diversity and recognizes the
value of leadership.

  • Prepare urban design drawings of Master Plans and Draft Plans, and zoning changes for urban design, planning, and community planning projects
  • Handle all aspects of urban design on client files including submission of applications
  • Manage client expectations including attending client meetings independently, and providing high quality service to clients
  • Create reports and studies, both written and graphic components
  • Present to the public, Committees and Councils, clients and stakeholders, including attending community consultations as required
  • Attend and conduct meetings with municipal staff as well as provide expert testimony at the OMB
  • Perform and oversee research related to planning policy
  • Create and manage mapping and digital model tools
  • Collaborate with internal departments, external consultants, and government agencies
  • Respond to RFPs and prepare service and fee proposals
  • Create and monitor project budgets
  • Visit sites and take notes as needed
  • Manage projects and coordinate multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Provide mentorship and training to junior and intermediate urban design colleagues
  • Partake in business development opportunities and promote the firm
  • Advanced knowledge of theory, principles, practices and techniques used in Urban Design and Community Planning, including an understanding of architecture and landscape architecture, development processes, the charrette process, and cartography
  • Advanced understanding of the Ontario Municipal Board and its processes
  • Ability to convey advanced understanding of the GTA planning and urban design policy context, verbally and in writing
  • Advanced understanding of the municipal planning framework and processes
  • Demonstrated advanced competency of software programs, including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite (In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Planning (with a focus on Urban Design) from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in urban design or community planning
  • Membership (or eligible for membership) in professional associations such as the Ontario Association of Architects, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, or Ontario
    Professional Planners Institute
  • Type G driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Advanced analytical, research, and interpretive skills; able to independently understand and interpret statistical results to reach practical conclusions; ability to manage a research team
  • Ability to convey advanced understanding of planning and urban design policy context
  • Negotiating and the ability to facilitate resolution for urban design issues
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Development and execution of strategic plans, proven track record of delivering growth and profitable results
  • Excels in a high volume, dynamic and fast paced environment and enjoy new challenges
  • Possess highly effective coaching, facilitating, presentation, influencing, & leadership skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic, hands-on approach with a strong bias to client service
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal with a successful track record in working with staff at all levels
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If you are interested in this position and would like to join a successful and dynamic organization, please forward your resume
in Word format to: or please call 416.703.3400

We thank all the candidates for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted.

Matrix Search Group is a strong advocate for diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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