City of Vancouver

Deputy Director of Planning – Current Planning
Posting Date: 
October 5, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Located on the Pacific Ocean beside the coast mountains, the City of Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the eighth largestin Canada. Recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 employers, one of British Columbia’s top employers, and one of Canada’s best Diversity Employers, it serves a population of almost 700,000, has an annual operating budget of $1.5 billion, and has 10,000 staff. The City of Vancouver provides municipal government services to businesses and residents in one of Canada’s most innovative and greenest cities.


It's an exciting time to join the City. As one of the most spectacular and livable cities in the world, the City of Vancouver has a deep history and legacy of world-class planning.  There is an expectation, by both Council and the citizenry, of innovative planning that is both progressive and practical.  At the same time, there is an unprecedented amount of development activity. Streamlining the developing process and effectively negotiating large development projects are a core mandates in this role.


Reporting to a new and innovative General Manager of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, the Deputy Director of Planning - Current Planning provides executive leadership to a large team who lead the efficient and effective delivery of regulatory approval processes for new development that reflects the social, cultural, environmental and economic values and vision for the City of Vancouver. 


The ideal candidate is a sophisticated and visionary planner with 15 years of experience leading planning teams as either a senior planner in a high growth municipality known for sustainable, progressive planning approach, or a highly experienced planning consultant who has led the planning and delivery of high profile municipal projects.  Armed with a post-secondary degree, the ideal candidate has led current planning, development permitting, rezoning, heritage and landscape review and is an experienced negotiator within the realm of discretionary review over private development projects.  As this is a high-profile role with significant stakeholder and community interaction, the candidate must demonstrate nuance, courage, and high integrity. 


Located in Vancouver, this is a rare opportunity to join a growing and innovative municipality and truly make your mark influencing broad and impactful decision-making.


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