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Urban Designer

The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People. 

The City of Victoria is seeking an Urban Designer with strong design, collaboration, communication, and engagement experience. This position is based within the Community Planning department and includes collaboration across other departments within the City. Key activities include:

  • preparation of urban design policies, guidelines and concepts 
  • facilitating charrettes, visioning and  engagement events 
  • engaging with neighbourhood and professional groups and Committees of Council
  • acting as an urban design advisor for Council and across City departments to integrate urban design considerations into City projects.

We are a creative, collaborative and fun team within a progressive and dynamic organization – come and join us!

The City of Victoria looks to recruit and retain talented individuals with a passion for public service, facing challenges and finding innovative solutions. Roles in diverse work environments provide employees with learning and development opportunities that support your personal growth and career advancement. Employees are part of a team that makes a difference in the city every day.


Organize and prioritize work.

Develop conceptual design drawings, graphics and communication  

Understand and apply the principles of urban design and planning.

Compose and present proposals and policies.

Develop and present conceptual design proposals

Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and legislation.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Able to substitute in a more senior position when required.

 Competition #23/14

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: February 14, 2023

Urban Designer (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

 If you require assistance, please email us at [email protected].


University undergraduate degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Design (4 years)


Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners,  Architectural Insistute of B.C. (Architect or Associate) or BC Society of Landscape Architects (Landscape Architect or Associate)

City of Victoria
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W1P6
Talent Acquisition Coordinator - People and Culture
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.