Urban Systems

Community Consultant

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Job Description (EN)

Our thriving Vancouver office is looking to add a talented and enthusiastic Community Consultant to join our existing team of professional engineers, planners, and other professionals serving Indigenous Communities.


We provide a broad range of services to Indigenous Communities spanning all of their portfolios, including governance, policy, finance, lands, infrastructure, and housing. Our clients are seeking innovative ideas and customized solutions that integrate multiple perspectives. As such, we find ourselves in search of another talented and enthusiastic professional who can work with us in continuing to build our practice with a particular emphasis on client relations, community and regional planning, policy development, economic development, infrastructure planning and design, and public engagement services.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Delivering exceptional service to our client communities, being directly involved in the technical aspects of the assignment.
  • Assisting with market implementation of our strategy. 
  • Preparing client plans in coordination with our market leaders. 
  • Advising clients and team members. 
  • Making a long-term commitment to the role.


About You


Given the variety of project needs and a desire to find the right candidate, we will consider a wide range of experience, education and backgrounds. However, preference will be give to those candidates who are registered (or eligible for registration) as a professional engineer with EGBC or a professional planner with the CIP and who have 5 years of related experience or more working alongside clients in a consulting environment. Experienced professionals who have a proven history of excellent client advocacy skills and working alongside communities both large and small will be given priority.


In addition, the following attributes would be considered a great benefit to this role:

  • Relevant experience and a strong desire to grow your career and build on your strengths while serving Indigenous communities throughout Western Canada.
  • Familiarity with INAC and other related agency guidelines and funding processes.
  • Proven project leadership skills with multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective written and oral communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically about the services that we can offer communities large and small.
  • A self-starter who is interested in continuing to develop our external service offerings with existing and new clients.
  • Passionate about working closely with Indigenous communities, to help deal with key community planning and engineering issues. 
  • Comfortable with developing and nurturing positive interpersonal relationships with people from varying backgrounds.
  • An aptitude for problem solving, researching and analyzing information, and clearly communicating the results.


As this position requires travel to remote communities a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence is required.


About Us


Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada. In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous groups, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of 400 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.


Our Commitment to You


At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things 
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment
  • Ongoing career development and learning
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition


How to Apply


If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site).


Deadline for applications: Friday, December 1, 2017


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