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City of Colwood

Senior Planner (Development)

Employer/Organization: City of Colwood

Closing: February 4th 2022 4:30 PM PST







SALARY: PAY GRADE 19 ($52.86/hr, 2021 rate)

HOURS WORK WORK: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8am - 5pm with the option of a flexible work arrangement

BENEFITS: a comprehensive benefits plan per the terms of the Collective Agreement. 

The City of Colwood is a spectacular seaside community set apart by its outstanding natural setting and exceptional quality of life.  Located 25 minutes from downtown Victoria on the Westshore with more than 17,000 residents the City of Colwood is a great place to work where the daily tasks are anything but a grind when you are surrounded by a solid team and creative projects.

The City of Colwood has an opportunity for a FULL TIME REGULAR SENIOR PLANNER. This is a UNION position with CUPE, local 374. The successful incumbent will join our Development Services team and play a key role in supporting the City’s highly collaborative and integrative development review process.  The City provides an opportunity to work on a range of planning applications and projects involving:

  • Supporting the development of the Colwood waterfront through urban design, ecological protection, and creating innovative places for residents and visitors;
  • Protecting Colwood’s natural areas while connecting people with nature through watershed scale planning and development to provide family friendly neighbourhoods and housing choices; and
  • Implementing the Official Community Plan vision for the City’s Transit Growth Areas, Mixed Use Employment Centres, Seaside Village, and Colwood Corners through innovative urban design, prioritizing pedestrians and transit over vehicles, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of municipal work including managing complex development applications including Area Plans, Comprehensive Development, and assisting with review and update of policy documents including the Land Use Bylaw.  The Senior Planner role will include presenting to Council, preparing written reports, providing technical and professional recommendations, overseeing consultants, and establishing effective working relationships with staff, consultants, stakeholders, and the public. 


The ideal candidate will have 7 – 10 years of professional experience with a university degree from a recognized institution in a related field (urban planning, geography, environmental science, architecture).  A master’s degree, previous local government experience, or expertise in urban design, transportation, or subdivision is considered an asset.  An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.  Certified Member (MCIP RPP) or eligibility for membership with the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners, and a valid BC Drivers Licence (Class 5) is required.

A complete job description is available at  (Under Review)

This exciting position offers the benefits of a small community where you will participate in all types of planning applications from greenfield to brownfield development, urban infill to master planned neighbourhoods, transit growth areas and land use policy and you will be supported by a strong and passionate team.

 Using the subject line POSTING ID# COC20220114_SP, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Kerri Clark, Manager of Development Services at      

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on February 4, 2022.

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