Planner I

Requisition ID: 38037 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function

The Community Transportation Branch supports public engagement on mobility and public space projects; active and sustainable transportation promotions and outreach; school travel planning; community enquiry responses; development of neighbourhood traffic calming plans and community plan implementation.


This position advance the Engagement Team work plan through the development of innovative stakeholder and public engagement strategies, strong project coordination and implementation, and internal public engagement literacy and capacity-building. The position is responsible for projects which involve research, technical survey analysis and the formulation of recommendations to solve related planning issues.


Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

Reporting to the Transportation Engagement Lead, the Transportation Planner (Community Engagement) works in a multidisciplinary team to support the design and implementation of complex public engagement processes within the Community Transportation Branch.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads the design and delivery of complex stakeholder and public engagement strategies for transportation projects
  • Investigates and makes recommendations to solve planning Community Transportation problems.
  • Supports the delivery of transportation policies and objectives and ensures organizational alignment with key citywide strategies including the Vancouver Plan, Transportation 2040 and more.
  • Supports the development of new transportation projects and policies to address emerging trends or practices
  • Plans and implements strategic project direction through multiple project phases
  • Provides community engagement guidance to a multidisciplinary team of engineers, planners, designers, landscape architects
  • Conducts studies, prepares and synthesizes public engagement materials for a broad audience including presentations, open house panels, newsletters, brochures, reports and community surveys
  • Leads public consultation, organizes and delivers stakeholder meetings, engagements, workshops, pop-ups, open houses and other related events
  • Responds to public and Council inquires in a timely and professional manner
  • Fosters relationships with residents, businesses and stakeholder groups such as business improvement areas (BIAs), residents’ associations (RAs), non-profits and others
  • Supervises the work of junior staff, as needed
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • A post-secondary degree in planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners and a minimum of one year professional experience in the planning field, or an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education and experience
  • Strong experience designing and facilitating public engagement processes and events is required
  • Experience in transportation and/or planning and policy design, leading studies and report writing
  • Exceptional experience in public and stakeholder engagement design and delivery
  • IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation training an asset


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional understanding of sustainable transportation best practices
  • Considerable knowledge of transportation and urban planning and a working knowledge of other subjects applicable to planning work.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of governmental structures and systems.
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication and presentation skills
  • Strong research, analysis and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask, effectively delegate and adapt in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to perform moderately complex technical research and prepare reports thereon.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively alongside an interdisciplinary project team, and diversity of external stakeholders
  • A compassionate people-person with a desire to connect with communities
  • Proficiency in software applications such as MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite


Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.


The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: May. 2023 

Position End Date: May, 2025 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-029: $47.57 to $56.25 per hour

Number of Position: 2


Application Close: Macrh 24, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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