The Project Manager, Development Zoning, is responsible for leading and supporting the delivery of key planning initiatives aimed at increasing the supply of housing within the City, including affordable housing. Specifically, this role is responsible for the project management and implementation of initiatives related to the City’s Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) action plan, including Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit up to four (4) residential units per lot in the City where three (3) residential units are presently permitted and to permit up to four (4) storeys within an MTSA along Highway 7 and Yonge and the Newkirk Centre where three (3) storeys or greater are permitted.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Managing a multi-disciplinary consultant team, internal staff project, and technical advisory teams, as well as external agencies, as applicable
Managing project scope, deliverables, timelines, and budget while ensuring consistency with the final work plan
Working with the consultant team to coordinate and facilitate stakeholder meetings and public consultation
Providing regular project updates to the Executive Leadership Team and Council, as required
Preparing staff reports and presentations to Council and Committees of Council, as required
Coordinating and participating in regular meetings with the consultant team and City staff to advance project work and ensure deliverables and timelines are met within the approved scope and budget
Reviewing and providing input on deliverables produced by the consultant team, including draft policies, reports, by-laws, plans, maps, technical analysis, etc., to ensure City and project requirements are met
Reviewing and coordinating comments provided by City staff and external agencies, as applicable, on deliverables produced by the consultant team
Providing professional planning expertise and opinions to help shape and inform recommendations made by the consultant team
Collaborating with internal staff to collect and prepare relevant background data and information required by the consultant team
Reviewing invoices from consultants and approving the issuance of payment in accordance with City’s policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned including assisting the Development Zoning team with the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Project
Education and Experience
University Degree in Planning or a related discipline
Full membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (RPP) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP)
Project Management (PMP), considered an asset
7 years of Planning or Planning related experience
Strong project management and organizational skills
Comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, provincial policies and plans, and other relevant planning legislation
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, etc.; some proficiency with GIS software is an asset.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience making presentations in public forums, preparing reports, presentations, briefing notes, and drafting policies and by-laws
Strong research, analytical, and critical thinking skills
Effective time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with staff, Council, members of the public, and stakeholders
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team
Solution-oriented problem solver with the ability to exercise good judgement and make sound decisions that maintain the City’s best interests
Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities.
Contributes to creating and maintaining a positive work environment and culture.
Demonstrates the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage, and service.
Builds people and culture
Cultivates open communication
Demonstrates personal leadership
Navigates and leads through complexity and change
Shapes the future
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.
With a population of more than 202,000 residents and 5,000 businesses, Richmond Hill is one of Canada’s most desirable and growing communities. Recognized by the Conference Board of Canada with an ‘A’ grade as an attractive community, it is one of six Canadian municipalities to receive this ranking and the only suburban and GTA municipality to do so.
Safe, clean and committed to managed growth, its culture is welcoming and diverse, and values environmental sustainability. Dedicated to providing exceptional public service to its community, Richmond Hill’s municipal government serves a distinctive, dynamic and active town with a rich history and a friendly, down-to-earth character. Richmond Hill’s vision, “Where people come together to build our community,” builds on its past and recognizes the continued importance of partnership between the municipal government and the community it serves.