Land Development Planner (Ottawa OR Perth)

Land Development & Planning · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Land Development & Planning
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level

McIntosh Perry is growing to meet demand – and we need you! As a growing multi-disciplinary engineering and related professional services firm, we are building on our strong National reputation by maintaining our commitment to ethical work practices, a quality product and exceptional service. With more than 600 employees in offices across Canada, McIntosh Perry is expanding its scope and looking for new talent to join our supportive, dynamic team. Our core values validate everything we have believed in since our company started:

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - Treat others as they would like to be treated

Make Momma proud - Do the right thing

Every McIntosh has a core - Be a leader

Pass. Shoot. Score. - Becoming excellent together

Did you dot the i's and cross the t's? - Personal responsibility

Don’t forget to cut the ribbon - Making a difference

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun, then this could be the right opportunity for you. For more information about McIntosh Perry, to see why it's such a great place to work and one of the fastest growing engineering firms in Canada visit our website at


Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Land Development, you will have the opportunity to expand our existing, well-established, division within the Ottawa Region.   With an entrepreneurial spirit you will be a high achieving, self-starter with strong leadership skills.   

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:


  • Reviewing municipal and provincial planning documents and performing due diligence activities and project evaluation;
  • Liaising with municipalities and government agencies concerning development applications;
  • Participating in public meetings for development approval applications;
  • Conducting presentations before municipal Committees and Councils;
  • Preparing and managing multiple projects (i.e. subdivision, condominium, consent, minor variance, official plan amendment, rezoning, site plan, etc.);
  • Researching governing planning documents and producing preliminary planning assessments for clients;
  • Reviewing development submissions on behalf of municipal clients, and;
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Well-suited candidates for the position already have a reputation for strong leadership, communications skills and natural business acumen. These abilities are complemented by a technical background that enables this individual to be immediately credible with customers, partners and staff.     


  • Completion of a university degree in land use planning or related discipline;
  • Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP);
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in land use planning preferably within the private-sector;
  •  (French considered an asset);
  •  Strong analytical and report writing skills;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and experience (ranging from informal client meetings to formal stand-up presentations) with various stakeholders;
  • Strong command of English language is essential. Command of French language would be an asset
  •  Sound business development and client liaison skills and a keen entrepreneurial spirit;
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with clients and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills including the ability to provide leadership to a variety of technical professionals;
  •  Proven credibility with customers, partners, clients and staff
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word);
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and GIS considered an asset; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle that has valid registration and insurance.


 McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.

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

 (Referral Program Class A)

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Land Development & Planning
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience