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Coordinator - Permits and Approvals (J.O#10494ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: December 15, 2017
Employment Type: Full Time




Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy”.                          

We are currently seeking a Coordinator – Permits and Approvals


  • Liaising with various municipal and provincial agencies and departments to identify and secure the necessary permits, approvals and agreements required for the Capital Works Program projects
  • Providing review of capital project design submissions and to assist the project teams through the early identification of potential municipal and/or provincial regulatory permits and approvals; and assisting the project teams and their designers/contractors in obtaining the required municipal/provincial regulatory permits, approvals and agreements
  • Liaising with the various City divisions in the coordination of the necessary submissions for all required Site Plan approvals, minor variance approvals and Zoning By-law/Official Plan amendments/exemptions for the capital works projects
  • Tracking/assisting the project teams in complying with all Notice of Approval Conditions for planning applications
  • Leading/assisting the project teams in negotiating all municipal/provincial agreements, as required
  • Establishing good working relationships and liaising with all necessary municipal/provincial divisions and departments for the expeditious review and approval of all required permits, approvals and agreements which are to be obtained by the TTC
  • Assisting in the development of new processes and protocols with respect to the coordination of permits and approvals for capital projects; maintaining a third party permits/approvals contact list; and ensuring all third party permits and approvals are kept and documented in the TTC’s documented management system for eventual handover to the project team and the Operations Group
  • Participating in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within your area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer


  • Sound knowledge of regulatory requirements, third party permits and approvals processes, and environmental/property issues pertinent to large, municipal projects
  • Demonstrated ability to review/comment on design submissions relating to permits and approvals
  • Sound judgement; excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills to deal with complex, multi-disciplinary issues involving third party agencies, governments and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively managing multiple and changing priorities
  • Computer literate with knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline such as Civil Engineering, Planning, Environmental Science, combined with several years of directly related experience in large scale infrastructure projects
  • Applicable professional licensing/registration (e.g. OPPI, OACETT or PEO) is an asset
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

Annual Salary Range: $92,164.80 - $115,260.60 (Level 10SA) – 35 Hour Work Week

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

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