Senior Heritage Planner

Requisition ID: 12023

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
The Senior Heritage Planner will be responsible for leading the Heritage Conservation Program including highly complex professional work consisting of development of heritage policy and review of heritage conservation projects. The successful candidate will be well–versed in heritage conservation, urban design, development and planning work including policy development, consultation, negotiation, review, and analysis of rezoning, development, building permit, and other related applications from small to large developments as well as city wide policies and large scale community plans.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare reports and make presentations to relevant Committees, including the Vancouver Heritage Commission, Heritage Committees, Urban Design Panel, the Development Permit Board, City Council and in public meetings and sessions is required.
  • Project manage developments from the initial enquiry through to issuance of the development permit, manage a project team, oversee input from review groups, and resolve conflicts and co-ordinate hand-off to building staff.
  • The nature of this work is multi-disciplinary, within a team environment and can be controversial. It also involves supervision of junior professional staff.
  • The position requires considerable professional experience with proven ability in the areas of heritage conservation and heritage policy development including familiarity with the City’s heritage policies and processes.
  • The position requires a high degree of skill and versatility and sound judgement in the application of heritage conservation principles to a range of projects and independent action within the parameters of work assignments, planning policies, by-laws and design guidelines.
  • The work may also involve a high number of enquiries and public contact that requires consistent and accurate advice be given.

Education and Experience:
  • University graduation from a recognized university, in Heritage Conservation, Architecture, or a combination of Architecture and Planning with a specialty in Heritage Conservation and considerable professional experience in the heritage conservation field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the areas of heritage conservation, architecture, urban design, building construction and heritage project financial pro forma analysis
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in leading teams and in project management.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and within defined time lines.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in negotiating and conflict resolution.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and/or the Planning Institute of British Columbia is desirable.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) is desirable.

Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: October, 2018
Position End Date: January, 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-034: $54.26 to $64.19 per hour

Application Close: September 23, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Heritage
Posted: September 14, 2018, 9:52 am
Expires: September 23, 2018, 11:59 pm