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Supervisor, Urban Design & Planning

Length:  Full-time
Department/Division:  Planning, Development & Legislative Services /      
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week;
Union:  Management/Management Support
Grade:  06
Salary/Wage: $80,808.00 - $101,010.00 per annum/$44.40 - $55.50 per hour
Location:  Administration Headquarters, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener
Closing Date:  September 27, 2021

Description of Duties: 

Leads design and planning work associated with the disposition and redevelopment of Regional lands with specific focus on the Region’s new housing land portfolio. Develops conceptual designs that align with Council’s affordable housing investment strategy and program goals, in a multi-stakeholder environment. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

•Knowledge of urban design, development, planning, and architectural processes, including related guidelines, policies, and legislation, normally acquired through a degree in a related field (e.g., urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning) plus progressively responsible related experience.
•Full membership in the Ontario Professional Planning Institute is required. Membership or eligibility for full membership with Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) or Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) as applicable.
•Skill and creativity in conceptual design and graphics (manual and computer) integrating multi-use purposes that contribute to the long-term goals and vision of the project.
•Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, guidelines, and related legislation/ regulations (e.g., zoning by-laws, Regional Official Plan, Planning Act).  
•Research, analytical, organizational, problem solving, and continuous improvement skills to develop new and creative design options that meet program goals in a multi-stakeholder and political environment; identify planning and design issues; and manage projects through regulatory/legislative frameworks. 
•Leadership, communication, human relations, political acuity, and presentation skills to supervise, train, develop, motivate and support staff; work effectively with multi-disciplinary project partners; present and justify recommendations to senior staff, Council, and at public meetings; understand and incorporate feedback from stakeholders; and participate as an effective team member.
•Ability to draft and edit clear, concise reports and planning documents. 
•Computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office, and design-focused programs such as AutoCad, 3D modelling, image processing, and desktop publishing software.
•Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
•Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
•Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Sep 27, 2021 quoting competition number 2021-1892.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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