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High Rise - Development Manager

Posted: November 29 2021
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JOB TITLE:

Development Manager

DEPARTMENT:

High Rise

REPORTS TO:

Senior Vice President, Development; or Executive Vice President, Development

LOCATION:

351 King Street East, Toronto

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT:

Occasional travel, within North America up to 25% dependent on business need.

 

SUMMARY

 

The Development Manager position oversees all aspects of development for assigned projects located in the Greater Toronto Area, and in various other current/potential jurisdictions throughout North America.  The Development Manager will manage and/or participate in all aspects of development, from project acquisition, design and zoning, through marketing/sales to project finance, construction and project completion at occupancy/registration and post-registration warranty processes. 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Support the approval processes, including:  Rezoning/Official Plan Amendments, Committee of Adjustment, OMB hearings, Site Plan Approval, building permits, condominium registration, approval of change orders, letter of recommendation
  • Work with municipalities and various levels of authorities to coordinate and further the progress of various projects
  • Attend public meetings/community consultations when required
  • Manage and approve all PCOs, Cos & LORs
  • Collaborate with legal counsel and advisors on various agreements with authorities, partners, neighbors, consultants, trades, etc. as needed
  • Partner with Tucker High Rise or relevant General Contractor and Great Gulf Legal to complete Tarion processing
  • Coordinate design and engineering consultants
  • Coordinate with marketing and sales team, trades and construction teams to oversee design of projects that meet budget and market demands
  • Managing consultants and work with estimators to design, value engineer, and execute budget and schedule
  • Work with construction teams/consultants to resolve construction details as needed
  • Responsible for creating and managing budgets and pro-formas in partnership with Accounting/Finance and Director of Cost Management/Cost Consultant
  • In collaboration with the construction team and consultants manage project schedule (predevelopment and construction), participate in the preparation of tender packages
  • Work with property management to prepare condominium operating budgets and design specifications
  • Review consultant and project invoices, and coordinate with Accounting
  • Assist with providing information for the Great Gulf Quarterly Board reporting, as required
  • Assist with providing information for partnership reporting, as required
  • Responsible for reviewing contracts and supporting negotiations
  • On an ongoing basis, review existing agreements and consider amendments as necessary
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of project costs, schedules and risks
  • Ensure Great Gulf Development Managers and Senior Leadership Team are completely up to date on all project costs, schedule and potential risks allowing for the opportunity of proper risk management if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

COMMUNICATION/INFLUENCING OTHERS (Contacts)

 

This position requires both written and verbal communication skills to communicate with both internal (other departments) and external (customers and trades) stakeholders. 

 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

This position builds and maintains relationships with outside consultants and government officials.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills)

 

  • 6-10 years of industry experience required, ideally in a development management
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning, Architecture or Engineering required
  • Comfortable forecasting and working within a budget throughout a projects’ lifespan and completing projects on budget
  • General knowledge of market conditions required
  • Thorough understanding of construction means, methods and schedules
  • Must be able to work independently, while keeping lines of communication open with leadership team and key partners
  • Development and construction management/administration experience required, including but not limited to scheduling, budgeting, etc.
  • Comfortable, collaborating with a diverse team within Great Gulf, as well as consultants, liaising with authorities having jurisdiction, etc.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative team approach – ensuring the relevant parties are kept apprised of important information as projects progress
  • Ability to be on site when needed and interact with contractors

 

 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

 

Office setting. Long periods sitting and working on computer and phone.

 



Great Gulf is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Great Gulf will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.

The Great Gulf Group (“GGG”) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, our tradespeople and suppliers, and our customers and visitors. Employment with GGG is conditional upon you having received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to your start date. You must provide a copy of your Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dose. If you have a medical reason, or any other reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated now or in the future, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the ground and/or any supporting documentation to assist in the determination of exemption from this condition.