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Planner / Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 15569
eQuest Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




WSP is currently seeking a Senior Community Engagement Specialist / Planner to join our Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design department, located at our Toronto and Thornhill offices. Reporting to the Manager, this position will be primarily responsible for the preparation and delivery of community engagement strategies in support of various projects in public policy, environmental assessment and land development. The successful candidate can expect to be challenged in a variety of tasks undertaken in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment.


  • Significant career growth opportunities;
  • Ability to work with notable industry clientele and diverse, interdisciplinary projects;
  • Exciting, fast-paced work; 
  • Strong compensation + benefits package;
  • Flexible work-life balance, with opportunity to work from home sometimes;
  • Supportive, engaging team environment;


  • Leading and developing our stakeholder engagement and communication strategies;
  • Overseeing and facilitating stakeholder meetings and public events;
  • Preparing municipal planning documents such as official plans, zoning by-laws, and secondary plans;
  • Managing complex municipal planning and development projects;
  • Obtaining planning and development approvals;
  • Preparing planning policy and zoning reviews for municipal and development clients;
  • Research and presentation of planning analyzes; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree in Planning;
  • Significant planning experience, with exposure to community outreach & engagement;
  • Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario;
  • CPF or similar designation considered an asset;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, query, analyze, and effectively communicate information;
  • Highly motivated, organized, flexible, enthusiastic team player committed to upholding our reputation for delivering high quality service;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and time management skills; and
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License.



Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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