Job Req ID:  1444

Title:  Development Manager

Company: Canada Lands  
100 Queen Street, Suite 1050 Ottawa ON
Employment Status: Employee (Full-Time)


Short Summary

The Development Manager provides project management functions related to the National Capital Region properties in generating optimum value from the real estate holdings and acquisitions; manages, monitors, and reports on all engineering, planning, construction and servicing aspectsand related activities for the NCR projects with particular emphasis on project schedules and the timely implementation of municipal approvals and servicing programs. Maintains and creates value through efficient financial budgeting and expense control, risk management and all other operational aspects of assigned income producing properties and properties held for development or sale located in the National Capital Region.

Job Description

•    Provides development services to the Director, Real Estate to assist in delivering real estate projects within the constraints of schedules, budget and scope, including:
−    Developing project plans;
−    Monitoring and managing project schedules and budgets;
−    Organizing project team meetings and preparing meeting updates;
−    Maintaining and producing project documentation;
−    Ensuring that all pertinent documentation is appropriately classified; and
−    Managing the work of external multidisciplinary team (appraisers, architects, planners, engineers, contractors, developers, builders, property managers, etc.) in the achievement of project objectives.
•    Develops and manages consultant scopes as well as the procurement selection processes for contractors.
•    Manages the contract tendering process, including payments to contractors/service providers.
•    Interacts with a wide range of audiences (e.g., government, public, other corporations) to achieve project objectives.
•    Assists in expediting engineering and development approvals.
•    Provides updates on project timing and costs relative to budgets on a continual basis to management.
•    Prepares estimates for project costs in advance of tendering and awarding of contracts.
•    Acts as a liaison for on-site home builders, contractors, residents.
•    Reviews and recommends approval of payments to contractors and CLC consultants, including change orders.
•    Represents CLC’s interests on site by conducting site tours, explaining site characteristics and features to consultants, prospective tenants, government officials, as well as, community contacts.
•    Participates in the preparation and implementation of annual corporate plans and schedules.
•    Participates in the preparation, review and implementation of divisional and regional short and long term planning activities (budgets, strategic and business plans, board submissions and policy formulation).

In addition to the Key Functions listed above, the Development Manager, National Capital Region is also responsible for the following tasks:
•    Acts as primary liaison with CLC consultants (Engineering, Environmental, Landscape, and others) relating to their contract administration, inspection and construction oversight responsibilities.
•    Coordinates procurement of professional services in line with CLC policy framework and regional procurement guidelines and practices.
•    Contract administration and monitoring of civil construction contractors and related trades.



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Civil Engineering Technologist and or land development, infrastructure construction, demolition, hazard materials abatement, site remediation and site servicing related experience required.
  • Minimum of five years of previous project management experience required, including scheduling, budgeting and cost control.
  • Demonstrated experience on multi-disciplinary land/re-development teams.
  • Sound knowledge of civil engineering, design and construction practices relating to land servicing.
  • Sound knowledge of municipal government organization and structure.
  • Sound knowledge of construction/site servicing contract structures and contract administration requirements.
  • Experience in the preparation of Scopes of Work, specifications and directions to contractors and consultants relating to land servicing and construction.
  • Knowledge of municipal zoning, subdivision and site plan approval and registration processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory approval and site servicing requirements- direct experience in the National Capital Region a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of planning, urban design, property management, and marketing considerations.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, requirements and remedies.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, an asset.
  • Valid Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle.

Working Conditions

Working in an office environment.


Canada Lands Company is a self-financing, federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate, development and attractions management. The company’s goal in all it does is to produce the best possible benefit for Canadian communities and the Government of Canada. Canada Lands Company works to achieve its mandate with industry leading expertise; the company prides itself on its consultation based approach to pursuing community-oriented goals, environmental stewardship and heritage commemoration with all its projects across Canada.

The company’s activities ensure that former government properties are redeveloped or managed in accordance with their highest and best use, and that they are harmoniously reintegrated into local communities. Our goal is to help transform surplus parcels and reshape them to meet the needs of Canadians with inspiring and sustainable new neighbourhoods in which they can live, work and play.


Canada Lands Company CLC Limited is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canada Lands Company is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.