Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd. is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary firm incorporating urban design and planning, architectural, civil engineering, and surveying services.  Our clients benefit from our team leadership, knowledge, and experience. Aplin & Martin takes care of managing the details and reducing the risk within a time and cost sensitive environment.

As a result of our continued growth, we have an excellent opportunity in our Surrey Central City office for an Assistant Planner who enjoys working on a wide range of challenging and diverse projects.  

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations;
  • Reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations;
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies;
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates;
  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezoning, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals;
  • Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans;
  • Coordinates community review of public and private development projects;
  • Provides information to the public regarding development regulations;
  • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues;
  • Oversees the work of consultants and interns;
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments;
  • May attend evening and/or weekend meetings for Committee/Council meetings, public meetings and client meetings.

Typical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning;
  • Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as transportation, land use, or affordable housing is desired;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection;
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques;
  • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations;
  • General knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS.

Typical Skills

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public;
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Planning, Geography, Land Development or other related topics. A Graduate degree would be an asset;
  • Provisional or student membership in Canadian Institute of Planners and/or affiliate organization (PIBC);

Previous planning work experience preferred, but not required.

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