Want to work for HDR | CEI? Great. We'd love to hear from you. But you should know that we're very selective. We only hire people with a rare mixture of ingredients. To make the cut you must be exceptional at your job, passionate about what you do, and a team player to the max. The good news is that if you make the cut, you get to be part of a fun team of hard working people who love what we do. Take a peek at our Culture page to see what we're all about.

Check out our current openings below. If you don't find what you're looking for, don't despair, we're always looking for top talent. Send your resume to our Director of Human Resources at kim.donaldson@hdrcei.com.

We're on the hunt for:

Marketing Coordinator


We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Marketing Coordinator to join our marketing and communications team in our Vancouver studio. Reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator will have the ability to lead award-winning proposal submissions. You’ll really be able to sink your teeth into the process, guiding the design, layout, writing and printing, with support from the rest of the marketing team. You’ll also contribute your creativity to a range of other communications initiatives, including social media, blogging, writing, cultural initiatives and more. This position requires a creative thinker and flexible team player with strong writing ability, excellent organizational skills and an unbridled enthusiasm for innovative marketing.


Professional Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (Degree or Diploma) with a concentration in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • 3 – 5 years of experience leading proposals, preferably in the fields of architecture, engineering or construction.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the Director of Sales & Marketing to establish and apply a solid strategy, clear direction, and airtight messaging to proposal submissions.
  • Track proposal distribution systems (e.g. BC Bid, MERX Canadian Public Tenders) to find EOIs, RFQs and RFPs which fit the company’s overall business strategy.
  • Contribute ideas and content for a range of marketing-communications materials and campaigns, including brochures, direct mail pieces, advertising, PR, blog posts, office cultural events, and much more.
  • Collect, write, edit and coordinate proposal content. Ensure proposal imagery supports the strategy and messaging.
  • Oversee printing and delivery of proposal.
  • Work with the Director of Sales & Marketing to ensure the systems required to support winning proposals are in place.
  • Ensure proposal and other marketing materials and content are maintained and consistent with HDR | CEI branding (e.g. project data sheets, project photography and renderings, staff resource summaries, number of staff, LEED APs, staff resumes, staff photos and LEED projects).

Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency with MS Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with a focus on written clarity, attention to detail, and proofreading (format, style, spelling and punctuation).
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Well developed interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good eye for layout, graphics and imagery.

Email your resume to Kim Donaldson at kim.donaldson@hdrcei.com, and let us know why you’re the right person for the job.

Intermediate Technologist


HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.  We are currently on the hunt for 2 Intermediate level Technologists to join our Vancouver location.

Working with the Project Manager, the intermediate level technologist assists in the development of details and the preparation of contract documents. The successful candidate will be an innovative, energetic and solutions-based thinker with excellent organization and technical skills.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Diploma or degree in Architectural/Building Technology from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 4+ years of experience in the Architectural Industry.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Revit and other necessary graphic applications.
  • Proven working knowledge of local building bylaws, building codes, building materials and building science.
  • Able to interpret conceptual sketches and generate detailed technical drawings based on building science concepts and systems.
  • A proven team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who works well with others in accomplishing objectives.

In this role you will:

  • Work collaboratively with team members to facilitate the production of all contract documents, specifically drawing and specifications.
  • Problem solve technical detailing in order to maintain the integrity of the design conceived during the schematic design phase.
  • Understand consultant drawings and coordinate drawings between multiple disciplines.
  • Assist in the review of shop drawings and assist in the administration of the contract (e.g. research and respond to Request for Information (RFI’s), change orders, site instructions, etc.) with efficiency and accuracy.

Email your resume to Kim Donaldson at kim.donaldson@hdrcei.com, and let us know why you’re the right person for the job.

Higher Education / Retail Sector Leader


As a Sector Leader, you are one of the firm’s best rainmakers, and sector growth is an important part of your job, as is your influence in positioning, marketing, and branding of the firm.  You must possess strong leadership skills and have the ability to push growth in streamlined and specific sectors.  Additionally, as a Sector Leader, it is important to understand and contribute to the critical areas of performance as outlined under the roles & responsibilities below.

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Architectural Degree (B.Arch, M.Arch) or similar from an educational institution recognized by the CACB
  • 10+ years of experience in the Architectural Industry.
  • Registration with AIBC as an Architect.
  • LEED® Accreditation and/or possesses a good understanding of sustainability practices.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • People Management, Leadership and Team/Skills Development
  • Setting the right leadership example both to his or her own sector and to other members of the firm by;
  • Achieving cooperation from team members out of respect rather than fear;
  • Setting the right example throughout the firm in term of work ethic, personal conduct and crisis management.
  • Understanding the necessity of getting things done through others.
  • Constantly working at communicating, delegating, negotiating, resolving conflict, persuading, using/responding to authority.
  • Harnessing the power of the firm by creating, organizing and energizing powerful teams including the extent to which individuals within teams are encouraged to push the boundaries of their own team roles.
  • Developing and assisting people by coaching, mentoring, counseling and developing them in any of the following disciplines – marketing, sales, finances, career, work-life balance and networking.

Business Development

  • Contributions in general to build for the firm’s future by targeting better clients and better work.
  • Achieving sustained value by originating (or playing a key part in originating) clients of the firm.
  • Developing the firm’s client base to become and remain highly competitive.
  • Cross-selling and introducing clients and referrers to others in the firm.

Client Relationship Management

  • Nurturing our client base.
  • Fulfilling the on-going requirement to deliver excellent service to clients in the context of their particular needs.
  • Working to produce new solutions which create value to the clients.
  • Consistently providing streamlined cost-effective services.
  • Effectively building, developing and maintaining strong client relationships.

Contribution to the Firm as an Institution, Knowledge Management and Solutions including –

  • Contributing creatively to the strategic planning of the firm and its implementation.
  • Contributing to the development of a homogeneous culture and esprit de corps.
  • Demonstrating the vision and values of the firm by example rather than in words alone.
  • Working in our communities to promote HDR I CEI indirectly.

Self-Development and Self-Leadership

  • Acquiring new expertise and skills valuable to the firm.
  • As a role model, demonstrating confidence and self belief, consistently acting with integrity and naturally trusted by others.
  • Providing an example of being self-initiating, self starting, self learning, committed and engaged.
  • Displaying the ability to pursue goals with a deep sense of purpose and direction.

Skills & Abilities

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of how the business operates to accomplish its goals, including operations, strategic priorities and organizational roles.
  • Possess strong technical and building knowledge, design development, and construction processes/procedures, as well as possess a thorough understanding of the BC Building Codes.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with client, consultants, contractors and team members.
  • Core competencies should include the following skills; analysis & problem solving, business acumen, client service, communication, decision making and judgment, listening, managing time, managing work, team work and working within the firm.
  • Able to effectively supervise, direct and mentor senior, intermediate and junior staff.
  • Possesses a proven ability to manage project design resources, contract administration costs and timelines.
  • Possess demonstrated sales ability and the ability to generate minimum annual revenue of $ 1 million per annum.
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Email your resume to Kim Donaldson at kim.donaldson@hdrcei.com, and let us know why you’re the right person for the job.