Town of Bridgewater
November 12, 2022
(902) 530-6576


Bridgewater is a thriving town of nearly 9,000 people, nestled in the heart of the historical LaHave River Valley. Known as the “Main Street of the South Shore”, Bridgewater offers numerous services and industries to its citizens and the Lunenburg County region. Good planning is essential to the town’s long-term health and sustainability as the community continues to develop and grow. Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming.

The Town of Bridgewater is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. At the Town of Bridgewater, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


Under the supervision of the Manager of Planning & Development, this position provides subject matter expertise to planning services, leads and manages planning assignments or departmental projects based on Town Council’s strategic priorities. This position will have accountability for developing, reviewing and/or implementing strategic long-term plans such as the Downtown & Waterfront Masterplan (2014), Generations Active Park Masterplan (2013), Open Space Plan (2022) Implementation and Infrastructure Planning. This role is a core member of the Community Development Department and will collaborate on various departmental and organizational initiatives within a high-functioning team including: energy poverty reduction program (Energize Bridgewater), affordable housing, heritage and urban design guidelines, flood risk policy development, economic development strategy implementation and the review of the Town’s planning documents.

The Town of Bridgewater recognizes the value of growth and development of our staff. Accordingly, Planners will be classified as junior level (Planner I) or intermediate level (Planner II) based on the incumbent’s qualifications and experience. Full details of the qualifications and compensation for each classification are listed below. We are seeking the most qualified candidate to the fill the role but welcome applications from all interested candidates.

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