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MODUS is a values-driven consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC, known for our creative, and genuine approach to engagement-led planning and design. We work with a broad range of clients to co-create communities that are inclusive, just, diverse, and resilient to the impacts of climate change. We have 14 team members and several associates who make us who we are. You can meet them, in a way, by clicking here.

We are proud to be BCorp certified, a designated Carbon Neutral Firm, and a certified Living Wage employer. You can read more about our approach to doing business here.


You are a creative, forward-thinking person and a strong communicator who gets energy from connecting with people who are passionate about creating positive change. Your curiosity and perspective – shaped by your own unique, lived experience – enriches conversations with your colleagues and our clients.

While our office is based in Vancouver, we are open to considering applications from candidates based on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys, who would be willing to travel to Vancouver when required to collaborate with our team and clients. We are also open to someone who may wish to only work 4 days per week.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Planner with Urban Design experience to help shape, manage and deliver community planning, design, and engagement services. Please note: this is not an entry-level position. You will be responsible for taking the lead on a diverse array of planning, design & engagement related projects, working with clients and communities with varying priorities and points of view.

Specifically, the Senior Planner/Urban Designer will:

  • Develop community/neighbourhood plans, master plans, policies, and guidelines.

  • Prepare development applications, including OCP & zoning amendment


  • Conduct Stakeholder & public engagement (both in person and virtual), including

    preparation and implementation of engagement strategies and events (e.g., charrettes, workshops, etc.)

  • Conduct research and data analysis to support planning and engagement work.

  • Actively contribute to Business Development by fostering strong relationships with

  • clients and collaborators, and writing quality proposals.

  • Manage projects, including project budgets and timelines, and leads teams towards

  • their deadlines and deliverables.

  • Support and mentor staff at MODUS.


  • Strong organizational and project management capabilities, including experience managing large multi-disciplinary teams and multiple projects in BC.

  • A degree in planning (or a related field) and 8+ years professional experience

  • Expertise in document creation and coordination using Adobe Creative Suite

    applications, in particular InDesign and Illustrator.

  • Experience preparing proposals and presentations.

  • Experience in public/stakeholder engagement.

  • A creative, curious, and collaborative attitude and working style.


  • Base salary range of $89,866 - $111,475; plus individual and team performance bonuses (target salary $105,725 - $139,343)

  • Extended Health Benefits, including a Health Spending Allowance and Fitness & Wellness Allowance

  • Professional Development allowance that covers Training, Conferences and industry memberships/designations, plus paid time off to take advantage of these opportunities.

  • Company contributions to a group RRSP.

  • 20 paid vacation days per year (prorated if working part time).

  • A fun and supportive work environment offering hybrid work options, flexible

  • hours, and fun staff social events!


MODUS knows that diverse teams are strong teams. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their sex, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and representative portfolio of professional work via email to, stating “Application: Senior Planner/Urban Designer” in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday November 1st, 2023.

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