JUNIOR TEAM MEMBER (C1) | two (2) full-time positions


PAY: $21/hr plus benefits

HOURS: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Overtime and/or work outside of regular working hours may be required.

LOCATION: Downtown Vancouver, BC. Travel outside of Vancouver may be required.

CLOSING DATE: September 4, 2019

APPLICATIONS: Submit a cover letter with references and curriculum vitae via email to careers@thinkmodus.ca, stating “Application: Planning, Design & Engagement Junior Team Member (C1)” in the subject line.


MODUS is a mission-driven planning, design and engagement firm based in Vancouver, BC. Our small and powerful team is working on some of the Vancouver region’s most challenging and exciting projects. We primarily work with municipal, development and non-profit clients across Western Canada to deliver urban design, neighbourhood to regional scale community planning, and public and stakeholder communications and engagement consulting services.

We believe in:

  • Innovating to provide effective solutions to global and local challenges and issues.

  • Building capacity with clients and communities through genuine, meaningful collaboration.

  • Having fun while we’re at it!

We’re passionate about having a collective impact on the world, making it a better place to live today and in the future. We also contribute positively to the generational challenge of sustainability by focusing on the places where people live and how they live.


This position is responsible for the delivery of specific tasks under supervision of the Engagement Specialist, Senior Urban Designer and/or the Principal responsible for these teams. You may work on other teams with other senior and mid-level staff across all core service areas of planning, design and engagement.


This role will focus primarily on support for our planning, design and engagement teams with a particular focus on:


  • transcription and data analysis (e.g. reporting out on engagement results)

  • graphic design and/or \information layout (e.g. presentation materials)

  • basic mapping / spatial analysis (e.g. preparing base maps / site studies)

  • small group/table facilitation


  • web-based research and case study investigation

  • preparation of information / materials to support events, such as display boards, facilitation aids, agendas, and presentations

  • drafting and formatting reports

GENERAL PROJECT ADMINISTRATION support tasks, including:

  • event logistics and coordination

  • assisting with writing proposals

Examples of additional work may include: involvement in public and stakeholder outreach and communications; participation in design charrettes; supporting the design and facilitation of events of various sizes and complexity; scheduling and organizing meetings, including booking rooms and catering, tracking invites, circulating agendas, taking meeting notes/minutes.

The ideal candidate will possess experience and strong interest in the fields of planning, design and engagement and will have a keen attention to detail. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who brings ideas and solutions to the team.

This role may also require other related duties in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of the job.

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field

  • Professional experience and/or internship/practicum in the profession

  • Keen interest in community planning, design and engagement

  • Creative, curious, problem-solving, and collaborative attitude and working style

  • Well-organized with strong ability to prioritize assignments and manage workload proactively

  • Must be able to independently problem-solve and learn

  • Must have a careful attention to detail

  • Ability to exercise judgement at all times

  • Required skills:

    • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with English fluency

    • Writing skills should include an attention to copyediting and grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The ability to check written communications for accuracy is critical.

    • Ability to work in Mac environment.

    • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    • Graphic design abilities, including ability to work in Adobe Creative Suite

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience working with diverse groups and cultures

  • Experience and/or interest in working with multi-disciplinary teams across municipal, non-profit, and private sectors

  • Experience working in a consulting environment

  • Experience using GIS mapping tools

  • Experience using Nvivo an asset

  • Experience working in digital modelling (SketchUp, Google Earth) and CAD platforms (Vectorworks) an asset

MODUS knows that diverse teams are strong teams. We welcome people from all identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people of a variety of backgrounds, ages, and identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

General applications

We are a growing multidisciplinary firm based in Vancouver, BC. We want to hear from innovators, capacity-builders, and people passionate about addressing local and global challenges.

Do you want to have a collective impact on the world, making it a better place to live in today and in the future?

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