Senior Planner

City of Saint John
January 28, 2024
(506) 658-2866

The City of Saint John welcomes new and diverse talent.

We have an exciting opportunity to welcome a Senior Planner to our team.

  • You have diverse experience as a planner in both current and long-range planning.
  • You are innovative in how you leverage opportunities and flexible as you enjoy addressing a wide variety of interesting challenges.
  • You are an excellent communicator who combines diplomacy with clarity in dealing with the development community, citizens, elected officials, and committees, and seeks to work in partnership with all parties to create solutions together.

The opportunity:

  • Saint John’s unprecedented growth rate makes this a stimulating time to be a planner here. As a Senior Planner, you will have a lead role in shaping the future of Saint John.
  • You will find the municipal organization committed throughout to a culture of smart growth, innovation, and planning.
  • You will be responsible for developing major projects, processing complex development approvals, and developing and updating key community plans. For example, you will lead Saint John’s next Neighbourhood Plan.
  • To request a full job description, please email Margot at

What we offer you:

  • Salary: ($91,557 to $101,057)
  • Entrance into a Shared Risk Pension Plan and a Group Benefits Plan on your first day of work, plus a competitive vacation entitlement.
  • A four-day work week (pilot).
  • Affordability: the cost of living on the East Coast means you will be able to buy a house in a city that offers you a fulfilling job. Home ownership for professionals in Saint John is not a dream but a reality.
  • Variety: in this small city with big ideas, you could be working on an industrial project one day and a large-scale residential project the next. If you are a seasoned Senior Planner, you will never feel pigeonholed. If you are in an intermediate role and want to take the next step up, the diversity of this role will contribute to your professional growth from Day One.

What we need from you:

  • Demonstrated leadership, mentorship, and communications skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships.
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant experience.
  • A university degree in planning or a related discipline, preferably at a graduate level.
  • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners with Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.

Please note: It is a condition of employment with the City of Saint John to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid certificate of medical exemption from vaccination. Those who provide a valid certificate of medical exemption are required to comply with the City’s Vaccine and Test Policy. Failure to comply with this condition of employment is cause for termination.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and which we serve. We encourage and support applications from Indigenous, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates who belong to such groups, who are qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

Applications will be accepted through our online system only. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letters and resumes to:

City of Saint John
Attn: Hiring Committee (careers/employment opportunities)

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