Junior, Intermediate and Senior Planners


Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Groundswell is a boutique planning firm comprised of multidisciplined Professional Planners, Designers and Technicians. With a diverse range of experience and
expertise, we provide Land Use Planning consulting services to private sector clients throughout the
GTA and Ontario. We offer:
• Extremely competitive compensation package
• Flexible working environment, including work-from-home arrangements and flexible hours
• Encouragement and support for professional learning and development

Key Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities associated with each role will differ based on qualifications and experience,
however may include:
• Prepare and assist with a full range of planning applications including Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivisions and Condominiums, Site Plans, Committee of
Adjustment (among others)
• Background research and analysis of planning policy and processes
• Preparation of planning rationale, reports and policy overviews
• Coordination of development applications – including submission packages, coordination of team
deliverables, responses to municipal comments
• Work with relevant municipal by-laws, policies and guidelines relevant in the assessment of potential
development/redevelopment opportunities
• Undertake land use policy research for development reviews and provide input for highest and best
• Lead and assist in coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams
• Presentations to clients, stakeholders, municipal committees and Councils
• Work collaboratively in a team environment with other Planners and Technicians
• Other duties as assigned


Bachelors or Graduate Degree in land use planning
• For Intermediate and Senior Planners, progressively responsible, relevant experience in land use
planning and development approvals, preferably in the consulting industry
• Self-motivation, strong analytical ability and good organization skills
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
• Experience in policy planning, land development and urban design
• Knowledge of Provincial Planning Policy and the Ontario Planning Act
• Ability to assist projects and teams through complete Municipal approval and Planning Act
• Membership/Candidate Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and
Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
• Type G Drivers license and access to a vehicle


Vaccination Requiements:
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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