Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Legal Counsel, Municipal Law, Land Development

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/4/2018 12:21 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Legal, Real Estate and Property Management
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    8/6/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $110,091.00/Yr.
    CAD $137,616.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Legal Counsel, Municipal Law, Land Development

    Corporate Services, Legal Services


    We are seeking an experienced land development/land use planning lawyer to join our Legal Services team.  We are looking for an individual with a background in transactional work, primarily for securing municipal, financial and property requirements in Regional infrastructure projects, as well as providing real estate and environmental law advice.  


    Experience with development charges and general municipal law issues is also desirable.  The position requires significant legal drafting and document review in the high growth realm of our large, expanding municipality.


    If you have an interest in making an impact and consider yourself to be a positive contributing member of a high-functioning and supportive team... this may be an excellent opportunity for you.


    Success requires:

    • LL.B./J.D. member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
    • 3-5 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent
    • Possessing excellent communication, drafting, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated track record of sound judgment, tact, patience, composure under pressure, ability to work collaboratively with planning and engineering staff
    • Experience at a municipality, land use planning and development law, environmental law and real estate law, serving client groups and liasing with senior management, and drafting Council reports
    • Strong knowledge of legal framework for negotiating large municipal servicing agreements, real estate acquisitions, negotiation and development, leasing and licensing agreements
    • Ability to draft and provide advice on complex water/wastewater and transportation servicing, land and affordable housing development
    • Strategic development of contracts related to real estate acquisitions and development
    • Ability to manage and develop solid working relationships with legal counsel and law clerks
    • Maintaining and developing collaborative partnerships with municipal, provincial and federal bodies

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

    Hours of work: 8:30am-4:30pm with flexibility; Monday to Friday


    If you are interested in this role, please apply directly online.


    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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