Reporting to the Manager, Development Engineering, you will initially be responsible for coordination and project management of engineering studies related to the planning and conceptual servicing of the future urban areas in Markham, and other intensification areas. You will also be assigned other projects related to land development and departmental policy development.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and coordinate the work of consultants in conducting the studies for urban expansion and growth intensification
Give directions to land owners, consultants, inter-department teams in the processing of major planning applications
Review and comment on complex planning applications including Official Plan Amendment, Plan of Subdivision, etc.
Provide engineering comments in the review of long range strategic plans
Review and comment on complex and specialized engineering studies and agreements, environmental studies with minimal supervision
Negotiate at senior level with agencies, land owners, developers and consultants
Prepare development agreements, cost-sharing agreements, memoranda of understanding and reports to Council Reviews consultant’s works and invoices prior to recommendations for approval
Other duties as assigned
Technical Skills: Verifies multiple sources/approaches of information to ensure that details are addressed. Verifies that work has been done according to procedures and standards. Handles a number of projects and sets priorities. Highly skilled in the preparation and review of technical studies related to land development including environmental assessment studies, servicing studies, transportation studies, etc.
Writing Skills: Writes longer, straightforward documents providing information on/explaining specific issues (e.g. briefing notes). Conveys critical nuances and qualifies to facilitate complete understanding of the material. Highly skilled in preparation of staff report to municipal council, briefing notes to senior staff and correspondences to internal and external clients with minimal supervision.
Analytical Thinking: Analyses complex situations, breaking each into it constituent parts. Identifies and evaluates alternative causes or ways of interpreting the information. Identifies connections between situations that are not obviously related.
Citizen/Client Focus: Looks for ways to add value beyond the client’s immediate requests. Explores and addresses the unidentified, underlying and long-term needs of the client. Anticipates client’s upcoming needs and concerns. Represents the City in a positive and helpful manner. Demonstrated ability to protect the public interest while providing good professional service to a multitude of clients.
Project/Process Management: Takes personal responsibility for a complete multi-stage project in own area. Identifies and allocates resources needed to complete the project. Develops a project plan, including timelines and inputs and outputs a various stages. Oversees implementation of the project plan, monitors progress, resource usage, and quality, and makes needed adjustments. Excellent negotiating skills.
Decision Making: Applies guidelines and procedures that leave considerable room for discretion ad interpretation. Makes decisions by weighing several factors, some of which are partially defined and entail missing pieces of critical information. As needed, involves the right people in the decision making process. Demonstrated ability to make decisions on unique issues based on established policies, guidelines and industry standards. Strong skills in defending decisions while showing open-mindedness and ability to change and adapt.
Teamwork: Gives credit and acknowledges contributions and efforts of other team members. Makes outstanding efforts to help other team members. Helps build consensus among team members. Strong champion in a team with positive value-added to the working environment.
Organizational Awareness: Achieves “win/win” solutions based on understanding of issues, and culture in own and other organizations. Recognizes what is and is not acceptable/possible at certain times given the organizational culture and climate.
Adaptability: Adapts to new ideas and initiatives across a wide variety of issues or situations. Anticipates change and adapts own plans and priorities accordingly.
Leadership: Actively promotes and supports the corporate vision and initiatives. Leads by example, using one’s position in appropriate ways. Plays a leading role in a multi-disciplinary team in reaching consensus
Using Information Technology: Proficiency in all Microsoft Office and Project Management applications. Working knowledge of Development Applications Tracking Software - AMANDA
Profession Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed in the Province of Ontario with a degree in Civil/Water Resources Engineering from a recognized university and a minimum of 3 years experience in municipal land development and transportation.
Must have considerable working experience in the municipal sector and understanding of municipal role the review and approval of planning applications
Must have working knowledge of the Planning Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Assessment Act
Valid Ontario Drivers Licence – Class ‘G’ and access to personal vehicle for business purposes. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a satisfactory driver’s abstract.