Manager, Land Development

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities

This role will involve the day-to-day project management of functional activates of residential land servicing.

MANAGER, LAND DEVELOPMENT, COLLINGWOOD, ON
  
Reporting to the VP, Development, this role will involve the day-to-day project management of functional activates of residential land servicing.  The successful candidate will provide technical expertise to resolve issues as they arise.
  
What’s in it for you:
  • A career opportunity with a fast growing, national company that has access to substantial capital and a mandate for growth through continued acquisitions
  • A competitive compensation package with benefits, bonus, vehicle allowance and pension plan.
  • An opportunity to work for a company that rewards for performance and provides for considerable career growth and advancement opportunities.
  • A chance to work in a unique, dynamic business in a growing market, unlike any other
What people say about you:
  • You are a strong leader, an established people manager and firmly believe that a high performing team puts its people first.
  • You are well regarded in the real-estate industry and excel at developing and fostering lasting business and industry relationships.
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills and work well both individually and as part of a broader team.
  • You consistently complete high-quality work, are well organized, can balance multiple projects, and possess a high attention to detail.
  • You are known to be creative and an “outside the box” thinker in your approach to overcoming challenges and arriving at win/win solutions.
  • You take strong initiative and are passionate about the work you do with a relentless drive to succeed.
What you will be doing:
  • Provide expertise and input to technical consultants during land acquisition and planning approval stages.
  • Support overall project management of each land project to;
    • o establish land development project milestones and governance stage gates and;
    • o develop and maintain appropriate Project Scopes, Schedules and Budgets for each project.
  • Provide oversight and accountability managing internal teams and third-party consultant team and leading municipal engagement and negotiations to:
    • o make technical submissions and direct clearance of conditions to achieve timely approvals (internal and external works) including as required:
      • Draft Plans of Subdivision or Condominium
      • Subdivision and/or Site Plan Agreements
      • Registered Plans of Subdivision or Condominium
      • Approved for Construction Drawings
      • Pre-servicing agreements and Model Home agreements to position projects for servicing in accordance with approved scheduling
  • o manage tendering and contract award processes to initiate site servicing of lands held for development
  • Active daily management of all land services activities, visit sites with earthwork, water, wastewater and stormwater servicing, road construction and shallow servicing to view quality of work and manage issues including:
    • o Day to day oversight of Consultants, Contractors and Trades
    • o Engagement with all external and internal stakeholders throughout the project timeline
    • o Proactively monitoring projects and ensure risks are escalated and resolved with project sponsors.
    • o Attending key stakeholder meetings
  • Manage the acceptance and assumption process of the project with the municipality to:
    • o ensure Municipal and Parkbridge standards for development of infrastructure and surface works (e.g. lot grading, curbs, sidewalks, by-law signage) are met and;
    • o facilitate relevant release of securities in a timely manner.
  • Monitor expenditures, progress payments and prepare cash deployment schedules
  • Provide regular project status updates
  • Have primary responsibility for H&S coordination within the Land Development Department
  • Maintain oversight of development lands prior to commencement of site servicing and lot completion;
  • Promote strong collaborative professional working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, functional teams, trades and consultants to cultivate a superior brand for Parkbridge communities.
  • Lead, manage and be accountable for your team; this includes ongoing coaching, mentoring, and development of staff  
  • Provide ongoing training on company procedures, customer service principles, software best practices and productivity standards
What you bring to the table:
  • 8+ years within civil consultancy and/or equivalent land development sectors
  • Low-rise greenfield residential land development sectors required
  • CET (civil), PMP and/or P. Eng. (civil) designation preferred
  • Ontario industry experience essential
  • Interprovincial experience beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, motivational, organizational and project planning skills with proven track record working in a highly collaborative team environment;
  • Strong working knowledge of project management techniques, tools and methodologies associated with residential land development;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with technical, business and project management team to proactively manage project issues/risk logs, status reports and other reporting tools;
  • Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Suite of Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint
Who we Are:

Parkbridge is where community lives.

We believe that communities thrive when people come together for a shared purpose. This is central to how we work and interact with our homeowners, resort guests and valued employees.

Parkbridge is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential and resort land lease communities.

Our land lease model is unique because it allows people to own their home or vacation property without buying the land, creating a more affordable option. We create thriving communities where Canadians can live and vacation with ease.

With more than 1100 passionate employees across Canada, we are excited to continue growing our team while providing professional and rewarding career opportunities.

Parkbridge is guided by our C.A.R.E principles, which we strive to bring to life in our relationships with our residents, customers and our team.

Community: we are committed to one another and value each other’s contributions.

Authenticity: we are honest and fulfill our commitments.

Respect: we are empathetic, professional and treat others with dignity.

Excellence: we exceed expectations and are proactive in our work.

Whether you live, vacation or work with Parkbridge, our goal is to make you feel safe, connected, engaged and supported.