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Senior Planner – Community Planning

Regular Full-Time


The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Are you interested in taking the next step in your career? As one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia we are looking for highly motivated and committed senior urban planning professional to join the City’s growing Planning and Development department.

As part of the Community Planning team, you will be part of the Division leadership group and will supervise a team of planners preparing major long-range projects including, area and neighbourhood plans, transit-oriented development, infill housing, development finance, heritage management.

The Senior Planner will exercise considerable independent judgement in leading, developing, and completing policy programs and projects.  This position will also develop and implement politically sensitive public consultation processes that inform planning policies.

Ideally you have 5-7 years’ progressive professional experience in the field, possess University degree in an appropriate discipline, and have a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning.  Proven policy development experience in these fields will be considered an asset:
  • Long-range urban planning project management;
  • Preparation of OCPs, area and neighbourhood plans for urban and ‘greenfield’ contexts;
  • Public engagement and stakeholder consultation;
  • Strong public presentation skills;
  • Infill housing policy preparation and implementation;
  • Heritage planning policy development;
  • Development finance;
  • Staff supervision and team management.

Membership or eligibility for membership in a professional association (e.g. Planning Institute of British Columbia; Canadian Institute of Planners) is preferred, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A valid British Columbia Driver's License is required.

A CUPE hourly rate of: $53.01-$62.81 (2019 rates), a comprehensive benefits package, and an earned day off program is being offered.

Please apply online by 5 p.m. November 22, 2019 at coquitlam.ca/jobs .

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: November 6, 2019, 10:45 am
Expires: November 22, 2019, 5:00 pm