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General Manager, Planning & Development

Surrey, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

The City of Surrey is a forward thinking, globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. Its combination of entrepreneurial approach, big city resources and remarkable growth have given it opportunities to build an accessible and sustainable city where people can live, work and play.

Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time


The City of Surrey has a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced leadership professional to join its senior management team and help shape the future of one of Canada's fastest growing and most diverse cities as their next General Manager, Planning & Development. This position will oversee the planning and development of Surrey's 6 unique communities and support the growth of the region's second metropolitan area. This includes being an integral part of key initiatives like the realization of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion and the delivery of key land use plans for communities like Semiahmoo Town Centre and City Centre.

The General Manager, Planning & Development will also play a key part in fostering one of "Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures", where more than 4000 City employees have made it their mission to serve its community to improve the quality of life for everyone. Together with other members of the Senior Management Team, they will continue to promote a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement that moves the city forward.

The City of Surrey is proud to be recognized as one of "Canada's Greenest Employers", "Canada's Best Diversity Employers" and "Canada's Top Employers for Young People". Their high-performing and innovative approach have also garnered them numerous awards for financial reporting, building excellence, recreation, policing and sustainability initiatives.

This is a great opportunity to help build one of the most vibrant and innovative cities and foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement that allows everyone to thrive.


As a candidate, you will bring a post-secondary degree in Urban Planning, Public/Business Administration, Engineering, or a related discipline with a minimum of ten years progressive experience in the leadership and administration of planning and development services in a municipal or regional setting.

Other Information

Please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, at . We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your background, leadership approaches and passion for municipal planning and development.

For additional information, contact Max Mollineaux:

To learn more about the City of Surrey, please visit

Closing Date

Open Until Filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

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