Director – Urban Planning

Competition #: 1006 – 2021 A
Salary scale: 3 - $ 115 846 to $ 144 807
Deadline: 21 January, 2022

Purpose of position

Reporting to the Assistant General Director, Sustainable Development of the Territory and Living Environment, the Director of Urban Planning plans, coordinates, manages and controls activities aimed at promoting and supporting the development of the City's territory by allowing development projects to be carried out while maintaining effective control and management in compliance with the regulatory framework. In addition, in conjunction with his/her superior and in collaboration with the other departments, he/she defines the strategic orientations concerning the City's development areas and priorities.


  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning or in a field compatible with the position;
  • Master's degree in urban design, land use planning or in a field compatible with the position is an asset;
  • Any other combination of experience and education deemed relevant and equivalent may be considered;
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec;
  • LEED accreditation is an asset.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the management of activities related to urban planning;
  • Knowledge of new trends in urban planning, architecture and heritage.

Main Responsabilities

  1. Manage the human, financial, material and information resources of its administrative unit;
  2. Manages employee development. Plans training and development programs;
  3. Ensures the application of the personnel evaluation process;
  4. Determine, in collaboration with his/her superior, the orientations, objectives and priorities of the department according to the mission and coordinates interventions within the department;
  5. Develops and implements actions to mobilize and achieve performance objectives;
  6. Supervise and coordinate the implementation of urban planning and programs affecting the territory of the City;
  7. Directs, oversees and manages the preparation, monitoring and updating of urban planning regulations;
  8. Recommends direction dealing with urban planning issues;
  9. Participate in various City committees or commissions affecting sustainable development of the territory.

Job Profile


  • Appropriate sectors of activity;
  • The regulatory framework and legislative standards in effect;
  • Both French and English, verbal and writing.

Abilities and skills:

  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to influence
  • Effectiveness under pressure
  • Propensity to take action
  • Tolerance to uncertainty
  • Coaching and monitoring
  • Creative and innovative capacity
  • Mobilization towards issues
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Adaptability

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