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Urban Planner
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 15127
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 an Urban Planner to join our Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design studio, located in our Calgary office.  Reporting to the Managerthis Urban Planner will be responsible for assisting senior staff with various community and urban planning tasks including, but not limited to, research and development of municipal development plans, zoning bylaws, policy documents, area and neighbourhood structure plans, and application/processing of various regulatory approvals.



  • Perform professional work related to a variety of planning assignments;
  • Undertake research and analysis of various scenarios and formal presentation of analysis;
  • Provide professional planning consulting services to the land development industry, including client advice and regulatory approvals;
  • Planning policy and zoning interpretation/administration for municipal and land development clients;
  • Administer permitting/development applications under the guidance of senior planners;
  • Research and develop policies for municipal development plans, area redevelopment plans, area/neighbourhood structure plans;
  • Act as a liaison between clients and approving authorities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with provincial government agencies, municipalities, private developers, special interest groups, organizations and institutions;
  • Conduct research and prepare various technical background to support various long range planning projects;
  • Skills to speak to a diverse range of audiences from the general public to various community/business groups;
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and other business development activities; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A degree in Community Planning, Urban Planning, and / or related field;
  • A Full membership (RPP), or eligibility, of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute;
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible urban planning experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in the private sector setting;
  • Aptitude and ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in land development planning would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive analytical, creative, decision-making and strategic skills and a proven ability to reach sound decisions and to resolve complex challenges;
  • Demonstrated public engagement experience – IAP2 training would be considered an asset;
  • Project and business development experience will set you apart from your peer group;
  • Excellent time-management skills;




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.


Calgary, AB

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