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Port Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam
Planner II

Find out why our AMAZING employees love working for the City of Port Coquitlam! Affectionately known as “PoCo”, we are an award winning organization made up of a diverse and dedicated team of people who care deeply about the community they serve.

The Development Services Department is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated professional with a strong development planning background to join our Planning Division. Working within a small team, our position offers a great opportunity for you to work on a wide variety of development applications, projects and initiatives relevant to guiding the growth and direction of a community-focused municipality. 

Working closely with the Manager of Planning, our ideal candidate will:

  • Review, evaluate and process land use and development applications
  • Review and recommend amendments to land use regulations
  • Prepare and present reports to Council and Committees
  • Respond to public enquiries
  • Undertake and assist with planning projects

What you bring:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in land development processes and excellent research and analytical skills
  • An ability to build effective relationships, respond to changing priorities and solve problems is combined with your strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You are comfortable working both independently and in a team environment and you are competent in meeting tight time frames
  • You are committed to providing excellent customer service
  • You are a Certified Member in good standing with the Planning Institute of British Columbia, or eligible for certified membership
  • You hold a Master’s Degree in community planning, or its equivalent
  • You have at least five years relevant professional experience in a municipal setting
  • You have a Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of BC

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits plan
  • Sector-leading educational allowances to support our people to grow and succeed
  • We care deeply about our community
  • A challenging and rewarding career in the service of our community
  • An ideally sized organization where meaningful impact and contribution happens every day
  • A dedicated and supportive action-oriented team who lead by example

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the CUPE Collective Agreement. The salary for this full-time position starts at $90,000 per annum (2022 rates) and includes a comprehensive benefit package including pension upon successful completion of a four-month probationary period.
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply online at to competition number 23-058e together with their resume and a one-page cover letter by June 9, 2023.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal record check.