The Engineering, Parks and Environment Department is looking for an innovative temporary, full-time Planner 1 – Parks Planner for approximately 15 months.
In this exciting role you will bring your inspiration and expertise to expand and enhance the City’s diverse park system by leading a variety of projects that will bring new amenities and programming opportunities to our community. This will involve preparing park plans, leading public consultation processes, design development, tendering and project management for new parks, playgrounds, sportsfields, trails and natural areas. You will contribute to the development of the capital plan, review development proposals, prepare reports and recommendations, draft related by-laws and policy proposals for submission to City Council and liaise with a variety of internal and external contacts. You will also co-ordinate and attend public meetings, attend City Council and Committee meetings when required, oversee consultant work, and provide expertise to larger-scale projects.
You will have considerable knowledge of practices, principles and techniques applicable to urban planning, landscape architecture, parks and environmental planning and design, the ability to understand and explain technical concepts and plans, and provide professional advice to other departments, council, and public.
Your qualifications include a university degree in an appropriate discipline, plus a post-graduate degree in Community/Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or other related areas with professional design experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Training in project management and graphic design would also be an asset. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.