Associate Planners


Date Posted



Urban Planning August 21, 2018 City of Surrey Surrey, BC, Canada

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Job ID: 2414

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We are currently hiring for Associate Planners who will play a key role in the development application process as they work under the general direction of a professional Planner and are responsible for a broad range of assignments in current planning.


  • The Associate Planner will be responsible for processing development applications of varying complexity under the direction of a professional Planner.
  • Providing customer service by responding to enquiries and correspondence on planning matters.
  • Supporting planning staff with research and undertaking independent studies, report writing and preparing draft policy papers.
  • Attending, assisting and conducting public meetings and playing a lead on focus group sessions.
  • Liaising with staff and stakeholder groups.
  • Performing other related job duties as required.


  • Master’s Degree in Planning from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 6 months related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid and restricted driver’s license.
  • Eligibility for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Excellent ability to write memos, reports, and correspondence regarding planning matters.
  • Effectively able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and maintaining effective relationships with key players in the development application process.
  • The ability to make sound judgements and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent knowledge of development planning principals, bylaws, policies and procedures.

Closing date: September 20th, 2018