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Development Manager

Vancouver, BC

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President, Residential Development, the Development Manager will be responsible for driving all activities associated with the development of multiple residential, mixed-use, rental and/or non-market projects.

The Development Manager will be responsible for successfully bringing projects through conceptual design & design development, approvals, to sales & construction, customer handover and post-warranty periods.

Key Responsibilities

  • Immediate focus is on post-entitlement work, specifically retaining and directing consultant teams to deliver high caliber design and contract documentation to bring already rezoned projects to sales launch and through construction
  • Work closely with the Vice President and other members of the development team to drive all activities associated with the development of residential and mixed-use projects
  • Align the consultant team, internal and external stakeholders on a unified overall concept and vision for the assigned development projects
  • Assemble, manage and hold accountable the design & professional consultants required in the development & design process
  • Review and painstakingly manage consultant drawings and their coordination
  • Navigate projects through municipal & other regulatory approvals and entitlements
  • Manage community engagement and stakeholder process as required
  • Manage project proforma, budgets and schedule in collaboration with in-house Finance, Legal, Marketing, Sales and Construction departments
  • Work closely with Beedie’s in-house departments Construction to optimize design, ensure that projects are built to plan, vision, budget and schedule, while always seeking ways to add value and innovation
  • Create and maintain sincere, positive working relationships with municipal professionals and community stakeholders to gauge and address relevant project concerns, risks and opportunities

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of local experience in a Development Manager role
  • Experience with high-rise mixed-use developments and master plans is an asset
  • Post-secondary education in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Planning or Commerce (Urban Land Economics and Real Estate), Diploma Urban Land Economics (D.U.L.E.)
  • A strong familiarity with permit applications, local bylaws, and building requirements
  • Proven success securing approvals, adeptly managing budgets and schedules for major development projects
  • Ability to manage 3-5 development projects, depending on the scale of project and its status
  • Established network of contacts within the municipal, consultant and development communities
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands, manage diverse personalities and to find the optimal balance between design and financial objectives
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions
  • Proficient in MS Projects and Bluebeam, as well as knowledge of AUTOCAD, Sketch-up an asset
  • Excellent communication, organizational & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to drive projects forward independently but being comfortable to ask the right questions and knowing when to seek help
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial, confident and results-orientated
  • Passionate about real estate development

The annual base pay range for this position will be based on the desired experience level for this role. Additionally, Beedie recognizes exceptional individual and team performance through our pay-for-performance bonus program. Factors that contribute to pay decisions include: relevant business and candidate factors such as market location, education, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and organizational needs.

The base salary and bonus are just a few key components of the overall compensation at Beedie. We also provide generous learning and development support, comprehensive group health benefits, vacation, maternity leave top-up, RRSP matching, paid time for volunteering, and more.

We value your interest in Beedie. While we can only respond to shortlisted applicants, we will keep your information on file and consider you for future opportunities as they come available.

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