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Development Engineer

City of Markham

Reporting to the Manager, Development Engineering, and drawing on your expertise in civil engineering, you will review development applications made under the Planning Act, including official plan amendments, secondary plans, plans of subdivision, zoning by-law amendments, part lot control, complex site plan control, land divisions, and plans of condominium.

As a Development Engineer, you will facilitate and coordinate all engineering-related comments and correspondence to City Planning from internal departments and external agencies, and review engineering plans and studies – including servicing, grading, stormwater management and geotechnical reports – submitted in support of development applications. Along with determining the scope and cost of all new City infrastructure required to support the proposed development, and discussing, negotiating and reviewing development agreements to ensure that all works-related matters are properly secured, you may also be assigned other projects related to land development and departmental policy development.


More specifically, as a Development Engineer, you will:

  • Review technical plans and studies, including master environmental servicing plans, functional servicing reports, servicing and grading plans, detailed engineering designs, submitted in support of Planning Act applications, including secondary plans, plans of subdivision, zoning by-law amendments, land division, minor variances, site plan, condominium proposals and right-of-way works to ensure compliance with all applicable City standards and design criteria
  • Ensure that assigned development applications are completed within the prescribed timelines and in compliance with Development Engineering protocols and all applicable City standards and design criteria
  • Review scope and cost of all new City infrastructure required to serve development proposals, including water, wastewater, drainage, stormwater management facilities, access, and roads
  • Review, comment on, and recommend approval of all proposed engineering studies reports and plans, including municipal servicing and grading, stormwater management, geotechnical, and preliminary and detailed designs drawings, all submitted in support of development applications
  • Review, comment on, and recommend approval to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for development applications under the Transfer of Review Program
  • Prepare Committee and Council reports, memoranda, briefing notes, presentations and written communication detailing City requirements
  • Prepare/coordinate all City engineering-related comments and correspondence to City Planning, Legal and Finance departments for the development applications
  • Discuss/negotiate, as required, with all parties associated with the development applications, including City Councillors, developers, consultants, planners, lawyers, architects, and other City departments
  • Prepare and review Engineering Department conditions for all development agreements
  • Prepare, negotiate, review and administer financial and legal arrangements for the construction of municipal infrastructure relating to development applications
  • Administer securities and financial matters related to development applications
  • Represent the Engineering Department at meetings with the public, stakeholders and Councillors, and at the Ontario Municipal Board, court proceedings and other tribunals
  • Secure permits and approvals from internal/external agencies as required for development activities
  • Prepare and administer complex construction agreements, development agreements and cost sharing arrangements for the construction of municipal infrastructure relating to development applications
  • Maintain relations with Councillors, the public, consultants, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors relative to development applications and activities
  • Conduct technical problem investigations and participate in conducting studies, analyses, surveys, research and development for effective resolution of complex engineering problems
  • Conduct site reviews and provide technical recommendations for issues related to development applications
  • Investigate, and respond to, inquiries from the developers, consultants, staff from other agencies and governments, and the public
  • Provide support to other staff members in the Engineering Department, as assigned
  • Provide engineering input/advice to other City departments
  • Assist the Manager in special projects, as required
  • Carry out other duties, as assigned.                          

Your professional profile as a Development Engineer will include:

  • Designation as a Profession Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed in the Province of Ontario, in good standing, with a degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized university and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in municipal land development and transportation. 
  • Extensive experience in the planning and design of municipal infrastructure.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of civil engineering, including the materials and methods specific to the design and construction of municipal infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act; Ontario Condominium Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA); Ontario Building Code; The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA); Ontario Provincial Standards Drawings and Specifications; Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) design Guidelines and approval process.
  • Thorough knowledge of Stormwater Management Techniques, Low Impact Development, and Stormwater Management Planning and Design.
  • Proficiency in the use of general computer software, including Microsoft Windows 10, Outlook Express, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to work effectively with developers, consultants, contractors, colleagues, elected officials, and other internal and external clients and stakeholders.
  • Highly developed personal, interpersonal, presentation and teamwork skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all organizational levels.
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence – Class ‘G’ and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes.

The salary range for this regular, full-time position is $79,262 to $106,342 per annum.

The City of Markham, a municipality with more than 350,000 residents, centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,100 high-tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices.

For more information on this Development Engineer position and to apply online by Sunday, February 11, 2018, please visit our website at

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Development Engineer Markham Ontario

Expiry Date: 2018-02-11
Date Posted: 2018-01-19
Province: Ontario
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