Manager, Land Use Planning

Municipal Corporation Brampton City Of Brampton



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HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $114,294.00 - $128,581.00




Reporting to the Director of Policy Planning, this leadership position is responsible for leading a team of professionals, and managing the Land Use Planning section of the Planning and Development Services Department. The Manager provides expert professional planning advice, project management, strategic planning, and public engagement expertise to ensure the successful delivery of the section’s programs and projects. This position is responsible for leading, mentoring and developing team members, inspiring excellence in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.


As a key member of the Divisional leadership team, this role will participate in strategic planning at both the divisional level as well as the provision of expertise to broader City-wide strategy.

    • Responsible for leading and managing a team of planning professionals to deliver Brampton’s Land Use Policy planning programs and projects including the Official Plan review and implementation, secondary and block plans.
    • Oversee major planning policy projects and studies utilizing effective project management tools and expertise.
    • Attend City Council and City Committees as necessary to present, defend and respond to questions regarding content, conclusion and recommendations of any particular planning project.
    • Participate on internal working groups, corporate committees and external committees.
    • Provide detailed technical review and editing of reports and documents prepared by divisional planners, consultants and peers in other agencies.
    • Participate on steering committees of major planning policy and city studies such as sub-watershed management studies for new developments, transportation studies, master open space studies, environmental assessment studies, and secondary plan studies.
    • Lead advocacy initiatives including workshops and charrettes, education and information sessions for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provide direction to staff management and administrative duties and act on behalf of the Director in their absence, participate as a member of the Departmental management group.
    • Provide project management expertise to support various policy planning and city-building initiatives and projects.
    • Prepare and assemble information to respond to appeals and appear as an expert witness.
    • Contribute as a member of the management team in the formulation of philosophy, mission, corporate goals and objectives related to the provision of excellent services and programs.
    • Manage, coach, consult and influence staff to promote effective team environment, including employee relations and encourage innovation, productivity and service excellence.
    • Manage a multi-disciplinary team in establishing goals, objectives and deliverables.
    • Ensure appropriate leadership of steering and technical advisory
    • Establish clear and appropriate governance to effectively manage programs and services.
    • Ensure professional development training and conduct annual performance management reviews.
    • Ensure the provision of excellent customer service and planning advice to stakeholders including City Council, departmental and other City staff, provincial ministries, outside agencies such as conservation authorities, consultants, developers, landowners, builders and the general public;
    • Partners with other leaders within the division and department to ensure collaboration and alignment of initiatives.
    • Ensure the provision of high quality service to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Build, foster and maintain strong working relationships with divisional, departmental, inter-departmental and external partners, including elected officials, stakeholders, consultants, public, business and community leaders, municipal, agency and provincial partners in the delivery of City objectives.
    • Anticipate and troubleshoot issues and determine appropriate courses of action.
    • Demonstrate knowledgeable leadership and open collaboration in order to build trust and sense of shared responsibility in the delivery of the City’s planning objectives and vision.
    • Communicate effectively and establish links with stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions and strategies.
    • Convey technical complex information for information sharing and decision making.
    • Provide advice to senior leaders and Council on a range of planning matters, including highly sensitive items that may be subject to litigation.
    • Prepare, present, reports to and advise Council and management.
    • Work closely with Communications to ensure effective and accurate approaches to communications key messages for media purposes.
    • Communicate effectively and champion the City’s purpose, values, mindset and style, embedded in the City’s DNA.
    • Represent the City on planning, policy matters that directly or indirectly affect the City of Brampton.
    • Keep abreast of emerging best practices and research.
    • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), all laws, regulatory, judicial mandates, ordinances, legislative acts, codes and by-laws set out by Federal, Provincial or Municipal levels of government.
    • Prepare the section’s current and capital budget as part of the Division and Department budgets.
    • Monitor and control project and operational budgets, ensuring approvals and spending are consistent with operating objectives, corporate policies and guidelines.
    • Foster engagement, debate and build consensus to achieve deliverables
    • Demonstrate success developing and implementing multi-faceted plans for diverse stakeholders with wide-ranging impacts.
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times


    • University Degree in Planning or suitable equivalent; Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and designation as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP);
    • Master’s degree an asset.
    • Seven (7) years progressively responsible related planning experience, including minimum of five (5) years’ experience at a senior level, preferably in a municipal government environment.
    • Minimum of 5 years progressive management experience with professional staff.
    • Expert knowledge of land use planning processes in Ontario, including Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government planning policies and applicable legislation.
    • Awareness of current social, economic and political priorities.
    • Project Management experience and methodology is an asset
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire, champion, promote and deliver on new ideas.
    • Proven ability to meet deadlines; good performance and work record.
    • Highly-developed Relationship Management and Public Relations skills; Interface with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations.
    • Highly-developed Organizational skills; Detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize highly-complex tasks with critical deadlines.
    • Highly-developed Analytical skills for complex problem solving, including familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, research methodology.
    • Fiscal and Financial acumen.
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software
    • Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills.


    Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


     Job status: Permanent

    Job Type:   Management and Administration


    Applications must be received by: April 10, 2020


    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.





    As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.


    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above quoting reference #103706 by April 10, 2020 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


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