General Supervisor, Surplus Land Development
City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1d ago

The Real Estate branch combines real estate and land development expertise to create synergies across a diverse portfolio : we own, lease, maintain and operate the City’s inventory of real property (land, buildings and facilities).

Our branch provides expert real estate services to the corporation and integrates multiple interests so that Council can achieve its vision.

Working as an agent for Council, Executive Leadership Team, and the Branch Manager, and reporting to the Director, Land Development, the General Supervisor, Surplus Land Development contributes to the Financial and Corporate Services mandate by performing a dual faceted role.

Firstly, as a member of the Land Development Leadership Team and operating within a collective leadership accountability, the role is focused on creating the conditions for success of the strategy, priorities and direction of the Section, which includes working with citizens, industry leaders, Directors and the network of Supervisors and other teams from within the Financial and Corporate Services Department and the City.

Secondly, the GS is accountable for creating and aligning the business plans, human, social and technical and operational systems required to carry out the work of the Unit.

Working in an integrated business model, the General Supervisor is accountable for :

  • Oversee annual operating and capital budgets to ensure corporate objectives are achieved
  • Lead a team of land development professionals to ensure that projects and work plan objectives are delivered on time and on budget
  • Lead change management processes and provide support for the implementation of change
  • Provide strong leadership and support to staff in developing action plans to enhance communication, solve problems creatively, support integration and promote excellence
  • The operations, management and administration of contracts providing services to City - Owned Lands to support the Real Estate Branch’s revenue projections and other City needs, such as serviced lots for Affordable Housing and the First Place Program
  • Build strong relationships across the Department and other areas of the City to ensure alignment and support of an integrated project development / delivery business model
  • Ensure robust and proactive stakeholder engagement plans, activities and processes are developed and implemented
  • Provide Engineering Services and support to the Branch
  • Prepare and reviewing cost estimates for land development projects for the entire development cycle
  • Oversee annual unit operating budget to ensure corporate objectives are achieved
  • Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Must be a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Certification or coursework / training in public administration; change management; human resources would be considered an asset
  • 7 years of diversified and progressive leadership experience in a land development environment. Experience working in a large, unionized organization
  • Thorough knowledge of land development related processes
  • Demonstrated experience preparing cost estimates and proformas for land development projects
  • Extensive experience providing engineering services for land development projects
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills, with experience mentoring teams while dealing with high workloads and shifting priorities
  • Ability to analyze complex information and make timely decisions using solution based problem solving, translating complex technical information into verbal and written reports and presentations
  • Proven planning and organizational skills to manage program delivery
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation of groups with competing interests and priorities
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills with experience in solving complex and sensitive issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presenting
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and team building skills; ability to persuade, communicate and facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong relationships and work in a collaborative, integrated manner
  • Experience managing and working with external consultants and contractors
  • Ability and willingness to delegate and empower others
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must have own vehicle to be able to travel to sites.
  • Mileage to be reimbursed in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy. This may require business auto insurance

  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Up to 1 permanent, full-

    time position Hours of Work : 36.9 hours per week Salary Range : $87,575 - $125,105 (Annually) Talent Acquisition Consultant : IS / KCIND123

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