Are you a recent graduate with up to two years’ experience that wants to learn on the job? Are you a creative thinker and problem solver that is good at applying research to come up with equitable solutions? Are you interested in planning at all scales (from site to regional) and can travel to communities as needed? If so, we want to hear from you!


A Little About Us
We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community.  We work hard and play hard because that is what #ISLLIFE is all about!  Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ISL’s Community Planning Team brings decades of experience in both urban and rural communities – providing planning policy and land development leadership across Western Canada with the support of a full-service engineering firm. Our team is based on:
  • a foundation of collaborative partnerships with all levels of government and the private sector
  • a reputation as the consultant who helps our clients create equitable plans that meet local and regional needs


A Little About You
Your cover letter must demonstrate:
  • General knowledge of planning and development issues in a municipal context
  • Your approach to conflict resolution, professionalism and diplomacy when dealing with the public

Your resume should show us:
  • An Accredited Undergraduate Planning Degree or a Degree in a related field such as Urban Studies or Human Geography
  • Up to (2) years’ experience in the planning profession
  • Critical thinking skills and an understanding of the provincial planning context in Alberta
  • Proficiency with computer data gathering and analysis techniques, and the ability to organize, create, modify, and present effective presentations to target audiences

Bonus points for:
  • Candidate Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and Alberta Professional Planners Institute or an equivalent provincial institute
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)


A Little More About the Role
Responsibilities:
In your primary role, under the guidance and mentorship of the Community Planning Manager and Senior Project Managers, you will:
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to municipal planning, land development and regulatory approval processes
  • Prepare text amendments and updates to statutory plans and local land use bylaws
  • Provide local planning support including the review and processing of subdivision, rezoning, and development permit applications
  • Communicate and present effectively to the public and stakeholders at all levels, as required, in a given project
  • Conduct research and compile data on a wide range of planning and design solutions as part of a team or independently and clearly communicate the results verbally and in writing to colleagues and clients
  • Be familiar with alternative research methods and current policy and regulations in Alberta
  • Travel as required to visit job sites, clients, and events throughout Alberta and Western Canada


 

We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community. 

  • We work on fascinating projects right in our community.
  • We are nimble. We integrate the right team to solve our clients' biggest challenges.
  • We are social. Follow our hashtag #isllife on Twitter and Instagram or check out our YouTube Channel.
  • We get together. Every year, Staff Development Seminar brings together ISLers from all over western Canada to learn, share and connect.
  • We are independent problem solvers. Employee owned and operated, we like to work hard with minimum bureaucracy.
  • We encourage and reward high performance. Employer paid benefits plan, Group RRSP, and competitive salaries with opportunities for annual bonus.


Want to find out more about this or other ISL career opportunities?

Visit us online at www.islengineering.com/about/join-the-team

 

Department: [0207] Calgary - Community Planning

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