City of Richmond

Planner 2
Posting Date: 
September 12, 2017 - September 19, 2017

Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.


Planner 2

Regular Full-Time

Job ID: 2017334

$43.65 to $51.65 per hour (2015 rates)


Reporting directly to the Manager, Policy Planning, the Planner 2 position emphasizes heritage planning and involves both community planning preparation and development reviews. The majority of the incumbent’s time will be dedicated to preparing comprehensive heritage and community planning policies and bylaw amendments (e.g., OCP, Area Plans, zoning), as well as managing complex development applications (e.g., rezonings, Development Permits, Heritage Alteration Permits).


Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Richmond Heritage Commission, an advisory body to Council, proactive communication with the public and developers, research, and managing City staff teams and consultant studies. A range of other community planning projects may be assigned as required.


Position Requirements:

The successful application is expected have:

  •  A Master's Degree in Community Planning or related field (e.g., Heritage Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture); a specialization in heritage planning is preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience and knowledge of community planning principles, practices and procedures;
  • Considerable experience in: preparing community planning and heritage bylaws, plans, policies and design guidelines; processing development and heritage applications; and writing and editing professional reports;
  •  Experience in sustainability, urban economics and urban design is considered an asset.
  •  Valid Class 5 Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia.
  • Eligibility or membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Planning Institute of B.C. (PIBC) is required.



For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at  We are accepting applications until September 19, 2017 at 11:59pm.


The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule.


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