Planner I - Development and Zoning Services
City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
15d ago

Are you a results oriented, self -motivated and proactive planner looking to make a difference?

Are you interested in applying your development skills to helping Edmonton grow?

As a Development Planner with the City of Edmonton, you will be providing professional planning services to customers including private companies, lawyers, the development industry, outside agencies, and individual citizens, in the area of general development approvals including applications relating to cannabis legalization to significant commercial new builds.

Your advice and guidance will facilitate an experience that exceeds their expectations and provides outcomes that balance service to our customers and compliance with zoning legislation.

In this role you will ensure compliance with the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw and Municipal Government Act as related to planning and land use operations. Duties include :

Review and render decisions on a variety of development permit proposals, based upon the understanding of zoning regulations, statutory plans, Provincial legislation, and established planning principles including commercial, industrial, and residential development proposals

Balance and resolve a range of often conflicting interests and goals (i.e. City interests, interests of the public, and of applicants)

Negotiating with applicants to achieve City policies and objectives resulting in high standards of development

Project manage the development review process for assigned development permit applications

Liaise with and coordinate development reviews with other civic departments and outside agencies

Conduct site analysis inspections as required

Respond to inquiries, either directly or referred to by the Senior Planner, from a variety of sources

Participate and provide advisory services when required, in meeting with the development industry representatives, community groups, lawyers, engineers and other industry professionals, which includes assisting in pre-application meetings

Provide mentoring and advice to Planning Technician staff, including zoning regulation interpretations, and development review intake and review procedures

Provide relief for Development Permit application intake and Zoning advice at the Customer Service Centre

Prepare, write, and present reports for the Department, City Council, and the Subdivision and Development appeal board

Appear before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, or City Council as required concerning specific development files

Related duties as required


University degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture or a related discipline

2 years of experience directly related to land use planning and development control, including experience with zoning and reviewing development proposals.

Candidates with less years of experience may be considered at the Opportunity Concept level

Membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners or Alberta Development Officers Association is an asset

Demonstrated understanding of municipal land use planning processes with an emphasis on development planning

Possess sound working knowledge related to the City of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800, applicable sections of the Municipal Government Act, and an understanding of the development permitting process

Sound understanding of the project management process in the development review process for permit applications

Demonstrate ability to make sound and valid decisions on the development proposals and permit processes

Demonstrate ability to manage multiple development projects and other assigned work effectively and efficiently

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Skillful in finding solutions, solving problems, negotiation and resolving conflict

Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and customer service skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position

Applicants may be tested

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 1 temporary full-time position up to 11 months

Hours of Work : 33.75 hours per week

Salary : $45.846 - $57.931 (Hourly)

Opportunity Concept : $30.080 - $43.894 (Hourly)

Recruitment Consultant : SH / VV

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