Senior Development Planner

City of Campbell River

Senior Development Planner

The City of Campbell River has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Development Planner to join our team in this new and challenging role.  

About Campbell River
Located on Vancouver Island, the City of Campbell River was voted as one of the “Best Cities to Work in” by BC Business magazine in 2018. Surrounded by majestic mountains and spectacular ocean views, Campbell River offers a rare combination of a welcoming small-town feel with large city amenities. From summer markets and events, to a very active arts and culture community, to year-round, world-class recreational opportunities, the Campbell River lifestyle is unparalleled.  It is no wonder that residents consider it one of the best locations in Canada to work, live and play!  For more info, check out our website!

Your New Role – Senior Planner
As part of an integrated team, you will be working in a fast-paced and customer service oriented environment.  Reporting to the Development Planning Supervisor, you will perform a wide range of professional planning duties with a primary focus on complex and controversial development planning applications and initiatives. In this senior role you will be involved in the analysis and processing of development applications, the preparation of various types of development planning reports and studies, public presentations and the provision of technical advice to customers inside and outside the organization.

Our ideal candidate will
  • Possess a graduate degree from a recognized institution in urban, community or regional planning or equivalent related field or an undergraduate degree in a related field combined with a significant suitable combination of training and experience.
  • Be a certified member (RPP) with the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) or equivalent affiliate and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible professional planning experience within the last seven (7) years in land use or community planning, preferably at the local government level.   

In addition to strong analytical, problem solving, communication and conflict resolution skills, you have the ability to exercise sound decision-making while multitasking and working under tight timelines to respond to rapid changes in direction and priorities.

The Rewards
We offer a competitive wage of $45.66 per hour based on a 35-hour work week and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes three weeks of annual vacation. This position provides an opportunity to work with great people in a supportive, team environment, and offers professional development and training opportunities.

If you are looking for a dynamic working environment where you will be provided opportunities to continue to grow and learn new skills, then this is the right opportunity for you!

For a detailed job description that lists all the duties and necessary qualifications for this position, please visit the “Employment Opportunities section of our website at

Please include verification of your education and certifications with your application.

This posting closes on Sunday, June 7, 2020

To apply: Please send your resume with covering letter, quoting Competition EXT-20-20 to:

Human Resources Department
City of Campbell River
301 St. Ann’s Road
Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: City of Campbell River
Location: Campbell River, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: May 15, 2020, 12:37 pm
Expires: June 7, 2020, 11:59 pm

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