Architectural and Built Heritage Advisor

Competition #: 4016 – 2024 A
Salary scale: 2 - $75 952 to $114 769 (salary scale 2023)
Deadline: 11 February, 2024

Purpose of position

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Urban Planning Department, the incumbent carries out a variety of mandates involving architecture, built heritage and landscapes of heritage interest.

More specifically, the incumbent is called upon to contribute to the analysis of various authorization requests from an architectural, built heritage and landscape conservation standpoint.

The City of Westmount is made up of heritage buildings and high-quality architecture. These features call for a high level of expertise, both in assisting applicants and in analyzing the files presented to the urban planning advisory committee.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture;
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des architectes du Québec.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in the field of architecture, built heritage and landscapes of heritage interest.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Analyzes and evaluates private and public development projects related to architecture and built heritage, subject to the Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP) by-law and presents these files to the Urban Planning Advisory Committee.
  2. In collaboration with colleagues in the urban planning division, enhances or performs qualitative assessments in architecture and built heritage for applications subject to SPAIP, demolition, citation, and other by-laws relevant to his sector of activity.
  3. Meets and assists applicants and external and internal collaborators with their requests, for certain projects, in relation to regulations or any subject within his area of expertise and proposes solutions.
  4. Writes and prepares regulatory, graphic, and other reports, as well as presentations and information documents.
  5. In collaboration with the other divisions of the Urban Planning Service, applies the discretionary aspect of urban planning regulations from an architectural and built heritage standpoint.
  6. Conducts historical and technical research related to its sector of activity.

Job Profile

Essential Knowledge

  • Of both languages (French, English) spoken and written;
  • Of relevant activity sectors;
  • Of regulatory framework and legislative standards in force;
  • Of laws and regulations governing his field of activity;
  • Of Office Suite and Acrobat Pro;
  • Of AccèsCité Territoire software, an asset.

Abilities and Skill

  • Analytical and synthesizing skills;
  • Autonomy;
  • Write reports;
  • Ability to disseminate and promote new trends in architecture and heritage to various stakeholders;
  • Organizational and follow-up skills;
  • Sense of collaboration and team spirit
  • Adaptability;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Sense of initiative;
  • Efficiency, rigor and integrity;
  • Judgement.