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Intermediate Planner (Planner II)


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Intermediate Planner (Planner II) Chestermere, Alberta


We have an excellent opportunity for an Intermediate Planner (Planner II) to join the City of Chestermere, AB. This is a progressive municipality that is growing and transforming rapidly and prides itself on innovation and continual improvement.

As a member of the Planning and Growth team, the position provides professional expertise in managing development projects and applications in support of the municipality’s overall operations and development. This includes, but is not limited to analyzing, reviewing, and processing all planning documents against appropriate principles, regulations and policies; participating in intermunicipal planning processes; implementation and continuous improvement of the City’s statutory planning framework; and providing planning advice to staff, developers and the general public.


The City of Chestermere is located east of Calgary in the province of Alberta, within Rocky View County. With a population of approximately 20,732, and its large park and entertainment zone which includes a golf club, a large recreation center, and facilities for boating, Chestermere provides an inviting lifestyle in a beautiful setting that has made the City of Chestermere a welcoming and growing place in which to live, work and play.

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  • Provides professional, project, municipal and business expertise and advice in the development, implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of own functional area:
    • Analysis, review, and process of all planning documents against appropriate principles, regulations and policies: statutory and non-statutory planning documents, Bylaw amendments, Subdivision and Development Permit Applications, rezoning requests, Land Use and Municipal Plan amendments, and variance applications.
    • Continuous improvement of the City’s statutory planning framework: subdivision approvals, permit issuance
    • Provides planning advice to staff, developers and the general public regarding legislative changes, legal matters and new developments; addresses public inquiries and resolves complaints.
  • Participates in intermunicipal planning processes on an as needed basis.
  • Participates in sensitive negotiations of contracts and agreements with service providers and partners.
  • Provides technical support to the Senior Manager of Planning and Growth on sensitive issues.
  • Represents Planning internally as a subject matter expert and champion of capacity building and excellence in planning current operations.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of information related to the City; uses confidential information appropriately and responsibly.
  • Demonstrates City values: A-C-T-I-V-E (Accountable, Connected, Transparent, Inclusive, Viable, Ethical).
  • Ensures a safe and healthy work environment for staff, visitors, the community and stakeholders, e.g., participates in workplace safety initiatives, participates in formal and informal worksite safety and environment inspections and audits, ensures compliance with the City’s Health and Safety Management System, reports and assists in the analysis of near misses or incidents.
  • Participates as a member of the Chestermere Emergency Response team in preparing and enabling the community to respond in the event of a local or regional disaster.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related discipline.
  • 4 years of progressively responsible experience related to the real estate industry, including land development in a municipal environment.
  • Full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and/or Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI).
  • Registered Planning Professional Designation (RPP).
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s Licence and Drive’s Abstract deemed satisfactory by the City.


  • Strategic, analytical, and creative thinking skills; ability to solve problems, make decisions, negotiate and deal effectively with people in difficult situations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of governance issues, e.g., policy development and interpretation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to maintain ongoing communication to anticipate and prevent potential problems, develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with Council, staff, the public and other stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership and workflow coordination capability; ability to motivate staff towards constant improvement and encourage staff to make recommendations.
  • Ability to act as an advocate, balancing the needs of staff and stakeholders with the needs of the City.
  • Business acumen, including basic budget management skills, grant or contract management skills; ability to make effective decisions that are well-informed and reflect the input gathered from stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to action requests and competing deadlines in a timely matter.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


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