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City of Coquitlam

Planner 3

Employer/Organization: City of Coquitlam

Closing: July 30th 2021 11:55 PM PST



Regular Full Time

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community.  As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it 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.  We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

We are seeking a forward and strategic thinking professional to join our Planning & Development Department as a Planner 3. This is advanced professional planning work at a supervisory and administrative level, involving considerable independent judgment, and the use and development of innovative approaches in development planning in an urban context.  You will be part of a team responsible for supervising and overseeing the day to day operation of a fast-paced, high volume development application processing section.  You are a highly motivated professional who thrives in an environment of continuous improvement dealing with highly complex and diverse land use applications.  Other key responsibilities may include, updating bylaws, policies and procedures, negotiating community benefits, and researching and recommending process improvements. The position supervises and mentors professional planning and technical staff in Development Planning and plays a key advisory role regarding rezoning and development approval matters.  

The successful applicant will have a Master’s Degree in Planning or related discipline with considerable progressively responsible professional planning experience.  Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.  Together with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships plus supervisory experience, the successful applicant will have proven experience in project management, urban design, the development of community plans and studies and public consultation together with high level negotiation skills to achieve mutually agreeable solutions.  Experience in process and business analysis would be a definite asset.

Anticipate a lively and fast-paced environment, opportunities for professional growth, plus a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation.

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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on July 30, 2021.

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.

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