Aplin Martin
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Aplin Martin

1177 W Hastings St #1818, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K3, Canada,


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About the employer

For more than 55 years, our dynamic team of civil engineers, architects, land surveyors, biologists and urban planners have consistently ...

Indigenous Planner

posted 4 months ago



Total Price

  • CAD 75 000 - CAD 95 000

Hourly Rate

  • CAD 30 - CAD 46

Expected Hours

  • 2 236

Project Length

  • 12 months


About Us
Aplin Martin is a full-service Civil Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Environmental and Survey company, celebrating over 55 years of success in making sustainable communities a reality across Canada. Over the five decades, the Aplin Martin family has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm of 300+ talented and dedicated professionals delivering innovative and practical design solutions, approval strategies, and project management services to our clients in BC, AB, and ON. We are dedicated to nurturing our employees’ growth and development, and providing a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on mentorship and professional development that ensures a rewarding career within our organization.

The Opportunity
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Indigenous Community Planner to join our Planning team. Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Indigenous Community Planner will support the needs of the indigenous communities in the areas of community planning, land use planning, Indigenous consultation and engagement and community engagement.

The successful candidate will be eligible for MCIP/RPP membership or have full membership, possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, master planning, development planning, urban design, or environmental planning. First-hand knowledge and experience of First Nations culture and history is a strong asset.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, negotiate, and direct coordination with outside agencies.
  • Interpret and apply applicable local bylaws, and regulations.
  • Initiate any action necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
  • Conduct review of various development applications including surveys, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezoning.
  • Manage and direct subconsultants.
  • Develop, maintain, and adjust project schedules (small to medium).
  • Advise Client and outside agencies on delays.
  • Overall design review and analysis confirmation.
  • Review cost estimates.
  • Provide design advice to Client.
  • Negotiate with approving agencies in relaxation of design requirements or acceptance of alternate design options.
  • Conduct site visits, when needed.
  • Complete review, evaluation and finalize of basic technical writing.
  • Write, review, and present formal and technical reports, proposals, and correspondence.
  • Identify community problems, issues, and opportunities that could affect project outcomes.
  • Assist with creation of long-range plans for communities with common developmental issues.
  • Chair and attend meetings with Clients, subconsultants, and outside agencies.
  • Client representation public hearing/council meetings.

Typical Knowledge

  • Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more specializations, such as economic development, land-use, community plan, consultation, First Nation, transportation planning, or environmental planning.
  • First-hand knowledge and experience of First Nations culture and history is a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
  • Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Provincial programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, GIS or mapping software.

Typical Skills

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various stakeholders.
  • Problem-solving skills to gather information to solve less well- defined practical problems.
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the bylaws and regulations to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
  • Able to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
  • Able to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in urban planning or economics with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience
  • MCIP/RPP eligibility is required, full designation preferred.

The salary range for this position is $70,00 to $95,000 per year, commensurate with experience, skillsets, and qualifications.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Comprehensive health benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, an employee assistance program, life insurance, AD&D and LTD
  • Education assistance program
  • Monthly health & fitness allowance
  • Group RRSP program & employer matching
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Equal opportunities for career growth and advancement within the organization
  • Fun social, team building events and professional development activities
  • A Culture that supports learning, collaboration, and work-life balance

Aplin Martin is committed to fostering a supportive, diverse, and inclusive work environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic sleeves to work. We actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance during the hiring process, please reach out at [email protected].

Aplin Martin is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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