Regional Planner II

Metro Vancouver

Regional Planner II

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Planning and Environment
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Working as part of the Growth Management and Transportation Group in Regional Planning, this position is advanced professional planning work focused on applied policy research, development, implementation, and monitoring. Key areas of focus include office development in urban centres and other transit-rich locations; industrial and employment land protection and intensification; and economic prosperity in urban centres.  Analysis of the regional economy and its place and relationship to land use and growth; job / dwelling unit balance; and economic trends will be integral to the work.  The successful incumbent will lead or participate in a number of important initiatives including the implementation of a Regional Industrial Lands Strategy; a Metro 2040 Industrial and Mixed Employment Lands Policy Review; and other important initiatives with member municipalities and other stakeholders related to the policy implications of the 2015 Industrial Lands Inventory and the role of urban centres in the regional economy.

  • Collaborate well with others.
  • Thrive in high functioning team environments.
  • Appreciate the need for, and value of, long range planning and can communicate with a narrative that provides context and perspective.
  • Enjoy working on significant and meaningful projects that will make a difference to our beautiful region.
  • Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with planners, engineers, consultants, developers, municipal and other levels of government and non-governmental organizations and can represent Metro Vancouver on various projects, committees and task forces.

This role:
  • Performs project management functions; determines and develops approach and research methodology for major policy and planning projects; develops policy proposals in areas such as the regional economy, regional growth management, land use and transportation, industrial and commercial development, and municipal and development finance; provides input on strategic direction.
  • Plans, supervises and participates in the work of one or more subordinates engaged in professional and technical work; directs the work of consultants.
  • Presents and defends policy analysis and proposals before superiors, other staff and represents the department at various committees as required; and arranges for consultation and clearance of policy proposals with municipalities and provincial agencies.
  • Processes the necessary steps for implementation of concepts and prepares and presents complex reports.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff and external contacts at various levels within government agencies, municipalities and committees; coordinates various activities, programs and projects, and relieves a superior at various meetings as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • University graduation in Regional, Urban Planning, with a preferred specialization in employment lands and land economics at the Masters level, with considerable related professional planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of British Columbia.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, methods and procedures applicable to local and regional planning and development.
  • Thorough knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations, bylaws and legislation governing departmental operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of areas such as regional development, land use and transportation, commercial and industrial development, land economics, and of the current literature, trends and developments in these fields.
  • Ability to develop and prepare policy proposals, define problem areas, determine research methods, analyse and evaluate data and prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise and participate in the work of a small group of subordinates engaged in related planning work, to direct the work of consultants and to coordinate input and information from various internal and external sources.
  • Ability to perform all duties under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to coordinate activities, programs and projects and relieve a superior during absences or unavailability of same within defined limits.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and represent Metro Vancouver on a variety of committees, task forces and working groups.
  • Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by November 22, 2019.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: November 1, 2019, 9:53 am
Expires: November 22, 2019, 4:30 pm

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