BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planner- Community Planning

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓   word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬtəməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

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!

As part of the Community Planning team, you will work with a wide range of individuals, interdepartmental teams and organizations in helping to plan for and respond to shifts in a rapidly growing community. The position will concentrate on the Southwest Housing Review and updates to land use planning processes and procedures. As well, our successful candidate will be involved in the development of land use, zoning, design and related policies that respond to a wide range of community issues and are completed within tight timelines. The role also prepares bylaw amendments and Council reports and as such, requires a proven ability to assemble and draft correspondence for senior management and/or Council, with minimal direction or editorializing on content and/or design.
Ideally, you have 3 to 5 years’ progressive experience in the field, including experience within municipal government and have will have a broad range of planning experience (i.e., community plan preparation, plan implementation, and infill policy). You possess a University graduation (graduate degree preferable) in Community or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, or Community Development. Proven policy development and implementation experience in these fields will be considered an asset:

  • Infill Development;
  • Development Planning;
  • Technical planning studies and feasibility analyses;
  • Public participation and community engagement;

Membership or eligibility for membership in the BC or Canadian Institute of Planners is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the proven ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and the general public are keys to success of this position.
This is a CUPE Union position with a salary of $45.68 -$53.97 per hour (2022 CUPE rates), along with a competitive benefits package.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation.
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on June 9, 2023.

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

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: May 26, 2023, 11:15 am
Expires: June 9, 2023, 11:55 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $45.66 to $53.97 Hour