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Manager of Planning

Organization Name Elgin County Elgin County
Industry Municipal Government
City St. Thomas
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID EC0122-MOP
Organization Overview / Background

Nestled along Lake Erie’s north shore in the heart of southwestern Ontario farm country, Elgin County has everything you need to live the life you’ve always dreamed about. Elgin is an oasis of rural peace and tranquility with all the amenities and conveniences of a larger urban centre without all the hassles.

Elgin’s residents enjoy a competitive cost of living, have access to first class medical facilities and can choose from a wide selection of educational institutions. Residents and visitors alike have easy access to the area’s pristine natural environment. Carolinian Forest trails, sandy beaches, conservation areas, and public parks are always just a few steps away.

The main streets of Elgin’s vibrant towns and villages are lined with a myriad of innovative businesses owned and operated by dedicated entrepreneurs. Fresh local produce grown in Elgin’s fertile soils is readily available at local farmers’ markets, and Elgin’s small and medium-sized manufacturers continue to be at the progressive forefront of technological innovation.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

Reporting to the General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Enterprise or designate the Manager of Planning will advise County Council on all matters relating to land use planning. The Manager of Planning will direct the development and maintenance of the County Official Plan, provide guidance to County Council with respect to the County’s “Municipal Plan Review” authority, and manage and administer the Elgin County Land Division Committee function.

Position Profile

Our ideal candidate for Manager of Planning has a University Degree in Planning or related discipline along with a Registered Professional Planner Designation. You have a minimum of three to five years experience in planning and leadership roles within rural and urban environments. He/She/ They would be an excellent collaborator with a solid political acumen and proven ability to work with a progressive Council.

Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume by email to Kartik Kumar at by February 25th, 2022. Please be assured that any information shared with Legacy Partners will be treated with the strictest confidence and shared only with the client for the purposes of this search.

To view a detailed Position Profile, please click here.

Legacy Partners and Elgin County is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the County throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.





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