Division Head – Urban Planning

Competition #: 1073 – 2022 A
Salary scale: 6 - $ 91 914 to $ 114 892
Deadline: 8 August, 2022

Purpose of position

Reporting to the Director of Urban Planning Department, the incumbent manages, plans and organizes the activities of an administrative unit whose mission is to deploy the best urban planning and regulatory tools, adapted to the Westmount context, in a vision of sustainable development of the territory.

In order to do so, he/she proposes efficient processes and procedures in a spirit of continuous improvement of customer service. Finally, in order to obtain a high level of motivation, performance and cooperation from the staff, he/she encourages them to adhere to the City's objectives and orientations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning;
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec.


  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, including relevant experience as a team manager, preferably in the municipal sector;
  • Enforcement of laws and regulations related to land use planning;
  • Have mapping and graphic design skills;
  • Knowledge of the Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, etc.) and ARC GIS software;
  • Knowledge of municipal software such as BeeON, AccèsCité Territoire and Unicité.

Main Responsabilities

  1. Determines, in collaboration with his superior, the orientations, objectives and priorities of his/her unit in accordance with the department’s mission;
  2. Manages the human, financial, material and information resources of his/her unit and participates in the preparation of the department’s budget and submits his/her recommendations;
  3. Manages activities related to regulations, urban planning, design, heritage and architecture;
  4. Ensures the management of activities related to the revision of the urban plan and the urban planning by-laws, notably the public participatory process;
  5. Ensures the management and the required follow-ups at the level of the various committees or commissions;
  6. Optimizes work methods and procedures with regard to the planning, coordination and control of activities under his responsibility;
  7. Manages the individual and team meetings required for the proper functioning of the division in order to support the objectives and orientations of management;
  8. Perform all other related duties as requested.

Job Profile


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

Abilities and skills

  • Customer service orientation;
  • Sense of collaboration and teamwork;
  • Ability to use good judgment;
  • Efficiency, rigor and integrity;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize;
  • Sense of planning and control;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Creative and innovative skills;
  • Political awareness;
  • Personnel management;
  • Efficiency under pressure.

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