Aplin Martin is a full-service Civil Engineering, Architecture, Planning, and Survey company, celebrating over 55 years of success in making sustainable communities a reality across Canada. Over the five decades, the Aplin Martin family has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm of 250+ talented and dedicated professionals delivering innovative and practical design solutions, approval strategies, and project management services to our clients in BC, AB, and ON. Aplin Martin has been recognized numerous times and has received the Project of the Year award from the Public Works Association of BC.
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Indigenous Community Planner to join our Planning team. Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Indigenous Community Planner will support the needs of the indigenous communities in the areas of community planning, land use planning, Indigenous consultation and engagement and community engagement.
The successful candidate will be eligible for MCIP/RPP membership or have full membership, possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, master planning, development planning, urban design, or environmental planning. First-hand knowledge and experience of First Nations culture and history is a strong asset.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage, negotiate, and direct coordination with outside agencies.
- Interpret and apply applicable local bylaws, and regulations.
- Initiate any action necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
- Conduct review of various development applications including surveys, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezoning.
- Manage and direct subconsultants.
- Develop, maintain, and adjust project schedules (small to medium).
- Advise Client and outside agencies on delays.
- Overall design review and analysis confirmation.
- Review cost estimates.
- Provide design advice to Client.
- Negotiate with approving agencies in relaxation of design requirements or acceptance of alternate design options.
- Conduct site visits, when needed.
- Complete review, evaluation and finalize of basic technical writing.
- Write, review, and present formal and technical reports, proposals, and correspondence.
- Identify community problems, issues, and opportunities that could affect project outcomes.
- Assist with creation of long-range plans for communities with common developmental issues.
- Chair and attend meetings with Clients, subconsultants, and outside agencies.
- Chair and attend open houses/weekend/evening meetings.
- Client representation public hearing/council meetings.
Skills and Qualifications:
- A Senior Planner requires a master’s degree in planning or related field in addition to a minimum of 7 years of progressive planning experience, preferably in a consulting environment or in a project management.
- Full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. A master’s degree in urban planning or economics is preferred.
- MCIP Certification is required.
- Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees.
- Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to assess critical issues.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, project management and computer skills.
- Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
- Strong report writing and personal time management capabilities.
- Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
- Ability to motivate, and willing to engage within a team environment to mentor and guide other staff.
- Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices, research and techniques of planning.
- Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, affordable housing, economic development, or land use.
- Knowledge and experience in construction processes.
- Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
Why Work for Aplin Martin:
Upon joining Aplin Martin, you will receive a competitive salary that is reflective of your skills and experience. You will also have access to a wide range of benefits, including:
- Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience
- Extended medical, dental and vision benefits
- Life and disability insurance
- Group RRSP
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time-off
- Educational allowances for professional development
- Social and team building events.
- Friendly and supportive team that works hard and plays hard.
HOW TO APPLY:
We would love to hear from you. Click ‘Apply’ or email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to thank all applicants; however only successful candidates will be contacted.