Senior Planner (Development) – City of Port Moody

27 June 2023

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Senior Planner (Development)

Job order – J0623-1772 – Regular Full-Time
Title Senior Planner (Development)
Category Planning
City Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Job Description Senior Planner (Development)

The City of Port Moody has an opportunity for a regular, full-time Senior Planner.

The Senior Planner’s responsibilities will include development application processing for large, complex files, training and coaching of new staff, project management of the small lot laneway housing project, and policy development support for the OCP Update Program. This position will provide very high quality information and reports, options, analysis and recommendations that lead to innovative and balanced solutions with consensus.  The Senior Planner will effectively oversee work programs, budgets and consultants to achieve excellent customer service, strong team building and efficient workload management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Community Planning or related field (ie: Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture), membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a minimum of 5 years of related professional experience and knowledge in community planning principles, practices and procedures, including considerable experience in preparing municipal plans, bylaws, policies and design guidelines; processing development applications; and writing and editing professional reports 
  • Experience in sustainability, environmental management, urban economics and /or urban design would be an asset 
  • Considerable knowledge of the policies, objectives and legislation related to land use development and control 
  • Sound knowledge and ability in standard statistical and research methodology 
  • Ability to provide community planning policy advice, analysis, options and recommendations, with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to perform difficult technical research, prepare complex reports, make public presentations and recommendations to public officials 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, clients and the public 
  • Ability to co-ordinate a wide range of complex interests, policies and work programs while exercising consistent judgement and creativity 
  • Proficiency with MS Office and internal records management systems

Please note that employment with the City of Port Moody is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Police Information Check and also a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract.

The City of Port Moody strives to be an employer of choice and offers an excellent benefits package, professional development opportunities and, for some positions, remote work opportunities. 

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