JOB OPPORTUNITY: Industrial Concierge

  • December 11, 2017

JOB TITLE: Industrial Concierge
JOB LOCATION: The Vancouver Economic Commission, 401 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver
DEADLINE: January 1st, 2018



The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is the economic development agency of the City of Vancouver, dedicated to supporting innovative, creative and sustainable business in Vancouver. More specifically, the VEC

  • Conducts unique research on key business sectors, clusters, and challenges in the city and the region;
  • Develops and implements projects and programs to support entrepreneurship, business transformation, and the commercialization and scaling up of Vancouver products and services; and
  • Crafts and shares Vancouver’s economic narratives both locally and abroad.

The VEC has a significant focus on developing the local green economy. In particular, this position will contribute to the VEC’s efforts to transform central industrial areas into engines of innovation and sustainability for Vancouver. It involves

  • helping address affordability of industrial space for green startups that are struggling to get a foothold in Vancouver’s inflated industrial real estate market,
  • helping small and mid-size industrial businesses overcome barriers to social and environmental innovation,
  • helping industrial businesses address their environmental footprint and become more resilient



The Industrial Concierge role is designed to activate underutilized industrial spaces and identify opportunities for resource-sharing among businesses. The Industrial Concierge will be responsible for:

  • Identifying underutilized industrial spaces
  • Simplifying and facilitating industrial colocation for emerging and established green businesses
  • Working with industrial businesses to navigate the colocation process, including partnership agreements, leasing terms, permitting & licensing
  • Working with the City of Vancouver Building Services team to simplify the process of industrial colocation and communicate it effectively to the business community
  • Supporting ongoing Industrial Insights research and communications efforts
  • Identifying opportunities to simultaneously reduce costs and environmental footprints of industrial businesses through resource-sharing and taking collective action on environmental challenges


For the full job description and instructions on how to apply, download the job posting here.

Deadline: January 1st, 2018