Land Development Planner

Community Development · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Community Development
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Experienced

You didn't go to school to be a number in a big machine, so why work for one? By joining McIntosh Perry, you will be able to make an impact in the communities where you live and work. Our Core Purpose - Turning Possibilities Into Reality represents our commitment to solving problems, getting things done and moving forward through collaboration with clients and teams.

Our team's expertise, gained through decades of experience, means clients can rely on us to quickly deliver high-quality and successful projects.

As one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms with more than 800 project managers, engineers, technical experts and problems solvers across North America, McIntosh Perry is proud to be a Platinum Club Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

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 delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.



As a member of our Community Development group, and reporting to the Manager of Land Development, you will be working with multi-disciplinary teams on various land development projects based out of our Perth, Ottawa, or Kingston, ON offices. With an entrepreneurial spirit you will be a high achieving, self-starter with demonstrated project management abilities in land use planning. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing municipal and provincial planning documents and providing professional planning input and advice on a wide-range of land development projects;
  • Liaising with municipalities and government agencies concerning development applications;
  • Leading and supporting the delivery of presentations before municipal Committees and Councils; 
  • Managing and contributing to projects and coordinating approvals for development projects (e.g., subdivision, condominium, consent, minor variance, official plan amendment, rezoning, site plan, etc.);
  • Producing planning reports/rationales;
  • Project administration (preparing/coordinating/supporting proposals, scope changes, Client and Project Team updates, invoicing); and 
  • Reviewing development submissions on behalf of municipal clients (occasional).

Well-suited candidates for the position have demonstrated project management abilities, some supervisory experience, good communications skills, and an appetite to engage with the various Client and Project Team members, and municipal/agency staff, involved in land development approvals. These abilities are complemented by a technical background that enables this individual to be immediately credible with Clients, colleagues, 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), or candidacy for same;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in land use planning profession, or suitable equivalent;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (French considered an asset);
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with clients and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated supervisory/leadership skills including the ability to provide guide and coordinate a variety of technical professionals;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word);
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, 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.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Community Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience