Sustainability Planner – District of Saanich

18 July 2023

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Permanent Full Time
The District of Saanich lies within the territories of the lək ̓ ʷəŋən peoples represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱ SÁNEĆ peoples represented by the W̱ JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱ SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations. We are the largest municipality in beautiful Greater Victoria, blending both the urban and rural environment and home to approximately 124,000 citizens.  Employing more than 1,500 members across 10 departments, our greatest asset is a high performing workforce.  We provide a welcoming environment and maintain a healthy, dynamic and safe workplace that consistently attracts top-quality people and enables them to perform at their best.
The District of Saanich has been a climate action leader for many years. In 2019 the District declared a climate emergency, shortly followed by the approval of an ambitious and award-winning Climate Plan. The Sustainability Division leads this work and we have spent the last four years actively and collaboratively implementing the Plan and monitoring progress. We now have an exciting opportunity available for a permanent, full-time Sustainability Planner. This position will identify, design and lead key projects, policies and programs that deliver on the Climate Plan vision and targets focussed on zero waste, consumption and embodied emissions.
The Sustainability Section in the Planning Department is seeking a Sustainability Planner who will support the implementation and on-going management of energy and sustainability programs for a broad range of projects and programs that promote and work towards long-term energy and carbon emission reductions. The successful candidate will provide analysis and technical expertise to implement energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) projects, coordinate contractors/consultants and related budgets, and demonstrate project management, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Qualified candidates will have a university degree in sustainability, planning, environmental studies, resource management or related degree; two years of relevant experience in planning and implementing environmental, sustainability and/or corporate strategic initiatives and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence. Candidates with a combination of education and experience may be considered.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $41.17 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 quoting competition 23239 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.
The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence We thank all applicants for applying.