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Planner 1 - Current Planning

Surrey, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

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Employment Status

Union - CUPE Local 402

Regular Full-Time


We are looking to add to our team of passionate, knowledgeable, and innovative multidisciplinary professionals a Planner 1, who will play a key role on our Current Planning team. If you are interested in a career that offers challenge and opportunities, we encourage you to keep reading.

This role will be positioned in our South and North Area Planning Divisions and will work closely with our team on processing a variety of development applications with intermediate complexity.


    • You will use your knowledge and expertise of the land development application process in reviewing applications and providing guidance to applicants. • You are able conduct research and provide analysis on a wide range of planning subjects with minimal supervision. • Your ability to communicate and present to stakeholders at all levels will be essential as you liaise with individuals at all levels. • You have professional writing skills and will correspond with members of the public, senior management, and other stakeholders in the development application process. • Other duties may include conducting site inspections, preparing minor text amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and researching and analyzing specific planning issues.


    • A Bachelor's Degree in Planning or in a related discipline with supplementary courses recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners as fulfilling the requirement for membership and 4 years of professional planning experience. OR • A Master's Degree in Planning or a related discipline and two (2) years' professional planning experience. • Significant urban planning experience at the Associate Planner level is considered a strong asset. • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is an asset. • A valid and unrestricted driver's license is a requirement.

Applicants under consideration will be able to demonstrate:
    • Effective communication skills both orally and in report writing and correspondence. • Able to work in a team-based environment and maintain effective working relationships both inside and outside of your immediate team. • Strong leadership and ability to mentor and guide junior level planning professionals. • An ability to provide the highest level of customer service to both members of the public and internal staff. • Solid working knowledge of municipal urban planning principles and practices.

Conditions of Employment

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community