Senior Director of Development


Category: General Management
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Title: Senior Director of Development
Job ID: 12710
Job Status: Full Time Regular

Job Summary

You are an experienced real estate development professional with over 15 years of experience overseeing the development of mixed-use and residential (multi-family) projects. You have pioneered large-scale, phased, master-planned developments, and will parlay your expertise into successfully managing development projects in Western Canada.

Current projects include Belmont Market, an inspiring new 24-acre community on Vancouver Island’s West Shore. Ledcor Properties plans to develop approximately 400 residential units within this community in a combination of rental apartments and market residential condominiums. Cascata, an upscale midrise condominium project planned for the Mission neighborhood of Calgary, will add to the success of the recently completed luxury residential project, The River.

As a member of the Ledcor Properties team, and reporting to the Sr. Vice President, you will be responsible for all phases of real estate development including pre-development, permitting, planning, product positioning, product design, marketing and sale of condominium product, pre-leasing of apartment product, construction and delivery.

You will embrace and convey Ledcor’s core values of safety, quality, integrity, sustainability, and success. You will prove to be a highly valuable contributor who works well independently, in a team, and under pressure; you will successfully navigate multiple competing tasks in a timely fashion.


• Manage the design team, the design process, permitting, marketing, sales and pre-leasing, budget preparation and management, business plan management, legal requirements, formation of condominium associations, rental management agreements, property management agreements, construction execution, and product delivery
• Progressively identify, manage, mitigate and report project risks and potential impacts on the agreed upon project deliverables
• Anticipate critical issues, potential problems and risks, and present to SVP
• Provide regular and timely written reporting regarding project deliveries, inclusive of necessary meeting attendance, with both internal and external stakeholders
• Communicate and work with all staff, the client, community stakeholders, partners and consultants, as well as local and regional interested parties
• Establish and strengthen relationships with local authorities as well as residents, businesses, and relevant organizations in the community
• Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to a high quality level
• Assist with preparing project recommendation reports in order to obtain endorsement from senior management, financial partners, lenders, etc.
• Assist with the preparation of materials and information necessary to secure funding
• Manage preconstruction work through the project team
• Prepare, monitor, record and report on all aspects of the project, including proforma management
• Review and approve contractor and consultant progress payments
• Keep abreast and report on macro and sub-market conditions as well as supply/demand characteristics in specific product segments


• 15+ years of relevant project experience in large-scale real estate development of mixed-use and multi-family housing
• Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree with concentration in construction management, business, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or a related field
• Experience in the full development delivery cycle (feasibility through delivery), inclusive of low, medium, and high density residential/mixed-use development
• Project management experience with extensive knowledge of design issues and building systems, and a working knowledge of construction materials and methods
• Knowledge of the Greater Victoria and/or Calgary market and knowledge of provincial and local planning and land use issues would be highly desirable
• Ability to communicate clearly, collaborate with and understand multiple stakeholders’ needs including local and regional government, private investors, lenders and community organizations
• Effective management, budgeting and reporting skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a team-building spirit
• Strong track record of building successful teams and promoting teamwork through motivating and coaching; skilled in facilitation, mentoring and conflict resolution
• Well organized and detail oriented, with excellent analytical skills
• Advanced project management, MS Office skills
• Effective business writing skills
• Aptitude to manage multiple projects

Work Conditions

• Ability to travel on a regular basis
• Ability to work evenings as necessary to attend various city meetings and conferences will be required
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies. Ledcor is a company built on a rich history of long-standing project successes.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, British Columbia

Date Posted 2/20/2017 7:30:19 PM