Project Facilitator II (12895)

City of Vancouver

Project Facilitator II

Requisition ID: 12895 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Development, Buildings and Licensing Department is looking for individuals to join our growing Project Facilitation team to work on development projects that implement top City priorities. The Project Facilitator II manages and coordinates highly complex and controversial development permit applications through City reviews and approvals. In this role, the Project Facilitator is the primary contact for project applicants, interdepartmental staff teams and the community. Development Permit applications may include large site developments (ex. Oakridge and East Fraser Lands), large scale developments, institutional projects and affordable housing projects. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in project management, working with local government, leading public engagement, working with interdisciplinary teams and resolving issues among multiple parties.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages the processing of development permit applications from pre-application, staff review, decision by the Development Permit Board or Director of Planning to issuance. The Project Facilitator may also liaise with Building Permit and Occupancy Permit staff as issues arise.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of Development Permit applications by interdepartmental teams considering applicable City policies, by-laws and requirements.
  • Identifies conflicts and competing interests between review staff, applicant and community and ensures project issues are resolved.
  • Facilitates negotiations of conditions of development permit approval and clearances.
  • Engages directly with applicant teams and members of the community utilizing strong interpersonal, public engagement and communications skills.
  • Coordinates public engagement including responding to enquiries from the public. This may include organizing public meetings to explain proposals to the community.
  • Establishes and oversees a schedule for project processing, approval and issuance.
  • Facilitates and chairs meetings, coordinates preparation of reports to the Development Permit Board and works with staff to prepare projects going to committees (i.e. Heritage Commission, Urban Design Panel).
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of engagement, communication, and constructive relationships with Aboriginal Communities and First Nations. 
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • Completion of a university degree in Planning, Engineering, Architecture or a related field and considerable related experience in planning and development, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Previous experience in a related position with project management responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with the development permit approval process and roles and responsibilities in the review and approval of projects.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, facilitation, project management and communication skills together with considerable skills in collaborative decision making are essential.
  • Experience in report writing, communicating complex issues and providing recommendations to resolve potential challenges.
  • Ability to successfully lead, motivate and influence staff teams. Experience in coordinating team meetings, establishing responsibilities and commitments to schedules and target completion dates.
  • Ability to work independently and to coordinate multiples projects in various stages of development.         
  • Successful experience dealing with diverse interest groups is desirable.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate public consultation processes.
  • Ability to facilitate problem solving among diverse and competing interests.
  • Demonstrated initiative and independent judgement in dealing with a variety of people and situations.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Knowledge of the Zoning and Development By-law and other related By-laws.

Business Unit/Department:
 Development Services, Building & Licencing (1250) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: March, 2019
Position End Date: December, 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-031: $48.78 to $57.70 per hour
Application Close: February 17, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development, Engineering, Project Management
Posted: February 6, 2019, 1:19 pm
Expires: February 17, 2019, 11:59 pm

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