Planner


WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 48,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.
In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.
The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.
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KELOWNA
WSP is currently seeking a Registered Planner to join our Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design Studio, located in Kelowna. The selected candidate will report on a day to day basis to Robert Fershau, Director for Western Canada and collaborate closely with Bob Evans (RPP MCIP FCSLA), our National Strategy and Business Development Leader. This position will position will provide you with the opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary municipal and private sector projects in community and regional planning, urban design and land development focused on tourism, resort development and municipal planning.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Project manage small to large planning projects, often leading a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform professional work related to a variety of planning, landscape architecture and urban design assignments;
  • Planning policy and zoning interpretation/administration for municipal and land development clients;
  • Research and development of planning studies and development applications;
  • Prepare complex comprehensive plan amendments including official community plans, zoning bylaws, area structure plans, and neighbourhood plans;
  • Act as a liaison between clients and approving authorities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with provincial government agencies, municipalities, private developers, special interest groups, organizations and institutions;
  • Conduct research and prepare various technical reports on land use, social, and economic issues;
  • Skills to speak to a diverse range of audiences from the general public to major community, business groups, and municipal Councils;
  • Prepare proposals and other business development activities; and actively market our Planning capabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • A degree in Community Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Design and / or related field;
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible community planning related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in the private sector setting;
  • Full membership (or eligible for membership) in the Canadian Institute of Planners and Planning Institute of British Columbia;
  • Demonstrated public consultation and engagement experience;
  • Project and business development experience will set you apart from your peer group;
  • Excellent time-management skills; and
  • Excellent graphic, written and oral communication skills.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).
WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.
WSP Canada Inc.
Kelowna, BC
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