James Scott

Vice President, Operations

As the Vice President of Operations, James Scott manages many of PBA Group’s internal and external operations: company culture, strategy and change facilitation/management, employee relations, IT, and communications and marketing. He’s also responsible for project oversight, strategic land planning, and regulatory approvals on all of PBA Group’s developments.

James began his career with PBA Group of Companies in 2014 as Vice President of Planning. An urban planner by training and with over 20 years of experience in land development, James brings an expert perspective to PBA Group’s operations. Before joining PBA Group, he spent over 14 years as a planning consultant with Stantec. There, he managed Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria urban planning practices, overseeing the delivery of complex, high-profile urban development/redevelopment initiatives, master-planned communities, and other high-profile projects. Prior to that he managed in-house planning and strategic advancement of planning approvals as the Manager of Community Development for Three Sisters Mountain Village in Canmore and worked as a senior planner and strategist in the delivery of multi-million-dollar land development projects in Western Canada.

He currently serves as a volunteer member of the Calgary Planning Commission (2019-2021), a committee that makes recommendations to the Calgary City Council on land planning and development.

James is a husband, father, and cycling enthusiast. When he’s not riding, you can find him building and “refining” (we all know you’re just tinkering, James) his bikes with his “ultimate toolset”. He also enjoys cross-country skiing with his wife and dreams of participating in the Svalbard Ski Marathon, the northern-most cross-country ski marathon (mostly because you’re accompanied by polar-bear guards).

He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1990, and his Master of City Planning from the University of Manitoba in 1995.