Job Posting: Qualico Communities – Director of Development

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About Us
Qualico Communities has been developing award winning neighborhoods and communities for over 60 years and we understand that integrity, quality, partnerships and giving back is important. A leader in real estate development, we put strong vision, planning and resources behind every project. We have designed, facilitated and built the highest-quality communities across Western Canada and in Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas working with local governments, builder contractors and residents. To learn more, click here.

At Qualico Communities, our people make the difference. We offer an exciting place to build your career with competitive compensation and benefit packages, company matching RRSP/DPSP program and employee home purchase program.

Job Overview
Reporting to the Vice-President, as the Director of Development you will oversee the execution of land development projects in accordance with the intended vision, designs, budgets, production, financing schedules, and regulatory requirements. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Managing, developing and providing guidance to other team members, while promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Creating and managing development schedules to ensure strategic plans and critical development processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Directing, coordinating, and reviewing design and engineering plans provided by consultants to maximize efficiencies and productivity.
  • Liaising with consultants and contractors regarding construction scope, execution and budget.
  • Preparing regular reports on progress, budgets, and expenditures of project-specific phase, and recommending adjustments if necessary.
  • Building and fostering positive relationships with municipalities and other related parties.
  • Reviewing, evaluating and leading the negotiation of major contracts and work agreements.
  • Overseeing all aspects of construction wrap-up to ensure completion.
  • Contributing to Qualico Communities’ land acquisition efforts by providing expert insight to the Acquisition Team on any prospective land development opportunity.

As our ideal candidate, you are:

  • A strong communicator; you clearly express your thoughts in conversation as well as write and present in a persuasive and influencing manner.
  • An active listener; you seek to understand and listen to others in a non-judgmental way.
  • A creative problem solver; you take evaluated risks to capitalize on opportunities and implement tough or unpopular decisions.
  • A leader; you attract, retain, develop or improve the skills of others through effective coaching and guidance.
  • A visionary; you see the ‘big picture’ and adjust work to reflect the complex network of forces at play.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering, Planning, or Business is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Development industry.
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Satisfactory verification of criminal record check.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project).

What We Value

  • Creating trusting and successful working relationships.
  • Setting clear, measurable and achievable goals.
  • Cooperating with team members in an open, positive and respectful manner.
  • Taking responsibility for the outcomes of decisions and actions.
  • Staying current with technical job skills.

Work Conditions
You primarily work in an office setting during regular business hours. Travel to sites and overtime may occasionally be required. Qualico is committed to the health, safety and wellness of its employees and the community. By continuing our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, Qualico has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees in Canada to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination, in the form of a provincially recognized document, must be submitted as a condition of employment. Our policy allows for accommodation in cases of valid medical or religious exemptions. Information related to proof of vaccination or exemption will be kept confidential.

Candidates being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your interest. Join our Talent Community to stay up to date on job opportunities and to find out why we have the best reasons to come to work every day.

Closing Date: November 12, 2021

How to Apply

If you are interested to apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to before November 12, 11:59 PM PT with the following email subject: Qualico Communities – Director of Development.