Hiring: Senior Planner

As a Senior Planner at SvN your mission will be to work with our fantastic team of planners, urban designers and architects to deliver pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions that re-imagine and re-set the relationship between buildings, landscape and infrastructure. Your ability to lead innovative and profitable projects will contribute to the evolution of SvN’s Planning + Design practice. You are a strong leader with a positive attitude who is rigorous and comprehensive but always creative. You understand urban issues, thrive on challenging work and highly value good working relationships with colleagues and clients.


  • Seamlessly marry the practices of planning and design;
  • Assist in procuring a mix of public and private sector projects;
  • Support the Urban Design & Community Planning Lead to pursue, execute and deliver strategic plans and dynamic policy documents rooted in a deep understanding of the implications on the built environment;
  • Broaden the area of practice to tackle critical urban issues;
  • Increase SvN’s visibility through articles and publications; awards submissions; presentations; networking; and participation in the broader community of planning + design professionals.

Qualifications / Core Areas of Expertise

  • Masters Degree in Planning;
  • Minimum six years of experience in urban planning in North America;
  • Demonstrated ability to marry the practice of planning + urban design;
  • Fluent and deep experience with Provincial, Regional and Municipal Policy (Growth Planning, Supportive ‘Infrastructure’ Planning (e.g. Transportation and Movement, Housing), secondary plans, framework plans, hub/ corridor studies, etc.);
  • Community Design (Area Specific Design Framework + Policy Development + Parameters for the Built and Public Realm Environments);
  • Public-Private Partnerships/ Third-Party Delivery Mechanisms;
  • Development Approvals (including Development Management);
  • Social and Environmental Sustainability Planning + Design.

How to Apply

You can apply for this position through LinkedIn or send your application to, with subject line “Senior Planner.” Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. No agencies please: unsolicited CVs from third party agencies will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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