BC Local Government Job Posting Service
Capital (Regional District)

Senior Manager, Regional Planning

Position Purpose
This position is a division manager responsible for leadership of senior planning services for the CRD’s regional planning division.  The position provides leadership and direction in the areas of regional growth management, transportation planning and governance, and regional information and research services.

Key Accountabilities/Position Outcomes

  • Provides leadership, direction and support in all matters relating to the delivery of services of the regional planning division.
  • Develops and coordinates the implementation and/or design of the regional growth strategy, transportation strategy and related initiatives.
  • Provides regional scale leadership on matters related to growth management including land use and transportation planning through the design and implementation of the regional growth strategy and the regional transportation plan.
  • Provides leadership and oversight to the development of a potential new transportation service and other services that includes integration with internal divisions (finance, legal, legislative, first nations relations) and external partners and agencies.
  • Liaises with and provides effective professional leadership, guidance, advice and information to the CRD directors, committees, departments and member municipalities, and with external agencies including data license agreements.
  • Ensures a continued understanding and provides expert advice on regional data management systems, modeling and analysis software and procedures, as well as of urban and regional planning theory, concepts and methods.
  • Prepares and presents information to a variety of user and interest groups, including to CRD committees, and prepares applications for grant programs to enhance the delivery of service.

Degree in urban regional planning or equivalent with 10 years of progressively responsible and directly related experience, including substantial technical and administrative experience in regional planning services preferably in a local government setting, and significant experience in staff leadership; or an appropriate combination of qualifications, training and experience.

Canadian Institute of Planners membership in good standing (or equivalent)
Valid BC Driver's Licence

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations.
  • Ability to generate, coordinate and manage multiple projects for a number of program areas and to meet required objectives and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with policy, project design, management and implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of technical planning concepts and methods including statistics and census concepts, definitions and data, projections and modeling for land use, demographics, housing, employment and transportation.
  • Excellent organization, customer service, public relations, communications (written and verbal), project management and leadership skills. Computer literacy required.


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to and click on 'careers' to submit your resume and covering letter online. Review of applications will begin on May 9, 2024, but this position will remain open until filled.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: April 25, 2024, 3:08 pm
Expires: June 28, 2024, 11:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $154,099.06 to $181,292.98 Year