Seeking a Project Manager for Development and Construction

Position: Project Manager, Development and Construction
Reporting to: VP Development
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Ottawa

Avenue 31 is a real estate development firm looking to build a principled and lasting brand with a diversified stream of income from large-scale logistics / industrial properties; transit-centric residential development and intermodal rail infrastructure across Canada. Avenue 31’s target business streams are aimed at addressing many of the drivers that are shifting the way we organize our cities, specifically the movement of goods and people. We are currently pursuing development opportunities in these three property classes in Ottawa and Montreal and their surrounding regions.

Our team is growing, and we are seeking a Project Manager, Development and Construction who will be a strategic leader and oversee high-profile industrial and commercial projects. We are looking for someone with 10+ years of experience ideally in the development, real estate and or construction industry. Our experienced team is looking for someone who will fit in, roll up their sleeves and help us grow the organization. We are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, close-knit team that has big, exciting projects to deliver and we like to have fun while doing that.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of design professionals, engineers and support consultants that are responsible for the delivery and execution of industrial and residential development projects.
  • Develop progressively detailed project budgets and proformas including input on both hard and soft costs. Work with Ave 31’s Director, Finance to develop project cashflow schedules.
  • The project manager will be responsible to provide project updates on schedule and budget to the VP Development and the Ave31 team.
  • The PM will have a key role in working with the VP to establish optimal contractual relationships for the construction projects, including the negotiation of contracts and ongoing management of the contracts.
  • Review progress draws for construction financing.
  • Organize as-built and maintenance information for all buildings.
  • Work with the VP to implement corporate sustainability strategies for our projects.
  • Work closely with and support Ave31 team members for municipal approvals associated with zoning, site planning and subdivision.
  • Obtain municipal construction permits for demolition, building, etc.
  • Coordinate Utility approvals with Hydro and Gas to meeting SPC and building permit requirements.
  • Provide input on commercial leases with respect to technical descriptions for base building Schedule C (scope of work) as well as tenant fit-ups.
  • Coordinate the commissioning of buildings once complete with the general contractors, the sub-contractors, and the property management company.

 

Statement of Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • At least 7 years of experience in construction and project management. Direct experience in Industrial and Commercial projects will be an asset. Direct construction management experience would be considered beneficial.
  • Diploma or Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Business
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-volume environment.
  • A good understanding of different legal ownerships structures and development agreements and experience in a multi-company environment is a strong asset.
  • The candidate must operate with a high degree of professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word), Microsoft Project software.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Valid Driver’s License mandatory
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or eligible exemption required.

 

Please email your resume to hr@ave31.com.

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