Campus Planner (MT0841, LOG2C, GR04)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

The Campus Planner reports to the Director, Development Projects of Campus Planning and Development Office. The incumbent contributes to the development and planning of physical development initiatives for the University. The incumbent collaborates in all aspects of project planning, from evaluating project or initiative feasibility to defining the final scope of the project or initiative for internal and/or external approval. The incumbent will communicate key information concerning planning initiatives to internal and external stakeholders and decision makers. The incumbent is responsible for space planning and management to represent CPDO interests relating to space management, development and planning initiatives in support of the short and long-term goals of the University. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the efficient day to day planning for the development needs of the University. This is accomplished by effectively overseeing the activities relating to planning and development, land sales and providing associated administrative support. The incumbent advises on the effective use of land and property resources. In carrying out this work, the incumbent takes account of the economic, social and environmental factors impacting on development proposals and is skilled at understanding the business case for property and land development in a highly regulated environment. The incumbent advises on issues such as site planning, development, conservation and transport options, while taking account of rapidly changing market conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in the planning and development of initiatives from the moment of idea generation to project scope and concept approval while respecting timelines and budgets. Develop scope and program requirements for specific projects and initiatives.
  • Liaise with internal clients and external agencies, to facilitate development initiatives. Perform administrative duties related to development initiatives.
  • Plans and controls project development including space programing.
  • Collect, maintain and analyze statistical information on all aspects of University activities to respond to requests from Government, other external agencies, faculties and departments.
  • Research and analyze regulations, campus planning and development, space-related and political implications. Make recommendations and communicate results to Senior Management and decision makers.
  • Communicate, as required, relevant initiative information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in the oversight of a range of feasibility studies to facilitate program scope development.
  • Manage, review and process all development permits, sub-division, rezoning and Land Use Bylaw amendment applications; assists with appeals relating to these areas.
  • Assesses potential land use and property use, including traffic, infrastructure and users’ constraints. • Participates in the development and planning initiatives, from the earliest planning stages through transitioning with other units.
  • Ensures compliance with planning legislation and policy.
  • Oversees developments which are sensitive to the conservation and protection of historic or environmentally sensitive sites and areas.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Undergraduate degree in a relevant domain is preferred. Knowledge of all phases of project planning and development. Experience in coordinating architects and engineers in the planning phase. Experience managing real estate management or development is an asset. Knowledge of and experience in financial analysis and interpretation. Eligibility for professional certification as Architect and/or Urban Planner is desirable. Strong analytical background and project development skills. Ability to manage multiple development initiatives and to prioritize appropriately. Ability to work in a PC environment and an advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic proficiency in Adobe Suite. Ability to develop creative solutions and to manage in a diverse environment with the focus on the client. Exceptional communication skills with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization, as well with external stakeholders and authorities. Strong written and excellent spoken communication skills in English and French. Experience in higher education in a related field, an asset.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

Email [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is January 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Campus Planning and Development Office (CPDO)
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900
Three (3) years
Reporting to: 
Director, Development Projects
Reference no.: