City of Coquitlam

Planner 1 - Development Planning (2 positions)
Posting Date: 
January 23, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 140,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through development of our green spaces, arts & culture, urban design and stateofthe 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.


Due to increased development growth in our community as well as an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity to add two regular full time Planner 1 positions within our Planning & Development team. Our ideal candidates are dynamic, detailoriented and collaborative with proven experience working processing a wide range of development applications including OCP amendment, rezoning and development permit applications. Possessing political and business acumen, these candidates will have a proven ability to research, analyze and formulate acceptable policy and regulatory solutions that address and reconcile competing interests and objectives. As well, our successful candidates 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 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.


Candidates must possess knowledge of the principles, best practices and objectives of urban planning policies, rules, regulations, bylaws and legislation governing land use and zoning; a postgraduate degree in Community and Regional Planning or a related discipline such as architecture, landscape architecture or urban studies, and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible planning experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 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 stakeholder, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and the general public are keys to success of this position. 


Anticipate a lively and fastpaced environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Please apply online by 5:00 pm February 11, 2018 at: 


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.


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