Planning Analyst

Requisition ID: 38574 


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 and Function

Reporting to the Transportation Engagement Lead, the Planning Analyst is responsible for the coordination of project and policy research, and development of public engagement processes supporting the delivery of transportation and public realm projects.


The Planning Analyst is also responsible for preparing a variety of graphics (charts, tables, maps, etc.) for inclusion in reports, presentations, and public engagement materials. In addition, the Planning Analyst liaises with internal and external stakeholders, and engages with the public. The role may also prepare materials under the direction of a Transportation Planner and Senior Transportation Engineer. The Planning Analyst may supervise junior staff.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of transportation engagement projects.
  • Researches, analyses, maps and conducts technical studies of medium complexity, using data from various sources, including field observations.
  • Leads the development of informational and analytical graphic materials for meetings, reports and presentations.
  • Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates projects/programs of medium complexity.
  • Contributes to projects through coordination with other City departments and external agencies.
  • Conducts policy analysis and report writing.
  • Develops and implements engagement strategies tailored to specific transportation projects.
  • Identifies applicable stakeholders to be included in engagement processes and multiple ways for them to participate and provide input.
  • Develops innovative exercises to encourage stakeholder groups and the public to engage in consultation processes.
  • Coordinates engagement processes, facilitates stakeholder meetings, including event logistics.
  • Develops surveys, completes data analysis, and compiles reports.
  • Represents the City during public consultation processes, including facilitation of workshops. May answer technical, written or oral inquiries from the public.
  • Performs general administrative duties including data entry, meeting minutes, taking and organizing photos, and undertaking other duties as required.
  • May supervise one or more staff members.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned 


Education and Experience:

  • University graduation and some professional experience in a field related to transportation and/or urban planning; or university graduation, a post-graduate degree or other recognized diploma in urban planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Experience initiating innovative methods to engage and promote programs is an asset.
  • Experience in providing inclusive engagement processes and knowledge of International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) principles is an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge in urban planning, land use, transportation, public space planning, and related City of Vancouver policies.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments on transportation, public space and related issues.
  • Working knowledge of City of Vancouver Transportation policy, community planning process and land use policy.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS software (MapInfo or ArcGIS), experience using Adobe Creative Suite and proficient in MS Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including confidently interacting with the public through phone, email and in person.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups/partners.
  • Ability to read and interpret rezoning and development policies and by-laws.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, and develop and conduct public engagement processes.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to present findings, conclusions and recommendations in graphic and written form.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, other employees and officials.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of subordinates when required.


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: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: June 2023

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $38.68 to $45.68 per hour


Application Close: June 4, 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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