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Land Development Manager

Minto Group

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 18, 2023.

Land Development Manager

Ottawa, Ontario (180 Kent Street – Flex Schedule)

Minto supports vaccination and adheres to CDC guidelines as required. 

Build your future at Minto!

Since 1955, we’ve been proudly building better places for people to live, work and play, one home and one relationship at a time. To us, it’s all about special moments — like the thrill of a new apartment, the pride in owning a first home, or a growing investment partnership. We recognize this continues with great employees, like you, and would love for you to join us on our mission. At Minto we welcome change, celebrate new ideas and provide you with the resources, professional training and diverse opportunities to grow your career.

Your offer will include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus + benefits effective 1st day + rrsp matching plan + 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Tuition reimbursement plans and professional development courses
  • Employee recognition platform – Be rewarded by your colleagues for your contributions!
  • Flexible summer hours
  • Many exciting career opportunities

This comprehensive role as Land Development Manager requires the individual to engage in various stages of the development process in order to achieve project goals and corporate goals as set by senior management.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage the submission of complete development approval applications, including Official Plan amendment, zoning amendment, Committee of Adjustment , Plan of Subdivision, Site Plan Control and condominium applications.
  • Complete property research, such as planning reviews (Official Plan, zoning, Committee of Adjustment and urban design), property roll assessments, Ontario Municipal Board decisions, Heritage Status, parkland dedication.
  • Utilize all relevant municipal policies relevant in the assessment of potential development/redevelopment opportunities.
  • Use research to provide input for highest and best use recommendations, understanding of surrounding development approvals and trends, to facilitate decision-making for property acquisition and during the development approval and permitting processes.
  • Conduct site visits, as required.
  • Manage Site servicing schedules and budgets.
  • Review and analyze municipal planning initiatives and new policies, and prepare internal reporting for circulation.
  • Monitor and report on relevant industry issues as well as project related issues at City Council, Community Council, Committees of Council and Public Meetings.
  • Perform and manage due diligence activities.
  • Conduct market research in order to develop an understanding of competing developments and to assist the Department to develop and maintain an accurate picture of development occurring city-wide.
  • Coordinate and manage Project Consultant Team to obtain required submission materials on time and within budget.
  • Management of the application submissions and project schedules.
  • Obtain approval of development applications from the City (and conditions of approval).
  • Participate in Public Meetings for development approval applications.
  • Negotiate or assist in negotiating relevant agreements pertaining to, municipal undertakings and related permits (e.g. site plan agreements, parkland dedication agreements, Section 37 Agreements, condominium registration, tie-back agreements, permits, etc.).
  • Preparation and coordination of Project Team for Ontario Municipal Board Hearings, as required

We would like you to have:

Education:  A post secondary education with a focus on Engineering or Planning; College Diploma (Civil Technologist) or University Degree (Urban Planning Program, Engineering and/or, related discipline).

Experience: A minimum of 5 – 8 years of previous planning/development experience with a developer, consultant or municipality.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Outlook.
  • Knowledge of MS Project or similar scheduling programs.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the current City of Ottawa Official Plan, Zoning By-laws and development processes and policies.
  • Knowledge of Ontario planning legislation, in particular the Planning Act.
  • Knowledge of the planning process and planning theory.
  • Negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Analytical, research and report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

Our future is better together. Apply now and join us!

Minto is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. Should you require accommodation or support in any aspect of our recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.