City of Coquitlam

Planner 1 - Community Planning
Posting Date: 
January 24, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 140,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through the development of our green spaces, arts and culture, urban design and state-of-the-art transportation system. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.


Bring your passion, training and experience to this exciting opportunity. As one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia we are looking for highly motivated and committed urban planning professionals to join the City’s growing Planning and Development department.


As part of the Community Planning team, you will be involved in developing planning policies that respond to a range of community issues and are completed in tight timeframes.  This position will also develop and implement politically sensitive public consultation processes that inform planning policies. Your proven professional expertise in community planning and problem-solving will enable you to work on planning processes of varying levels of complexity.


Ideally you have 3 to 5 years’ progressive experience in the field, possess a University graduation in an appropriate discipline, and have a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning. Proven policy development experience in these fields will be considered an asset:


  • Neighbourhood plan policy and document development;
  • Land use visions and concepts, developed for urban and ‘greenfield’ contexts;
  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) policy development;
  • Heritage planning policy development;
  • Graphic design expertise, including plan document and public consultation material development;
  • Urban design policy and practice;
  • Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners/Planning Institute of BC.
  • A valid British Columbia Driver's License is required.


Anticipate a lively and fast-paced 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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