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Housing Development Manager

Our client, a dynamic new home builder whose founders are well seasoned in building great places to live, is looking for a Housing Development Manager to join their team on their next large-scale project in Colwood, BC. 

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Housing Development Manager plays a key role in the overall development of single and multi-family housing. They will effectively manage designers, consultants and approval agencies, while ensuring homes are designed, approved, and delivered on a timely basis.  

The Housing Development Manager works directly with the Program Manager in creating and delivering profitable housing development projects. They will work with internal / external staff to create budgets, contracts, schedules, financial and project analysis, review development applications, and provide support for strategic business initiatives. 



  • Development Execution
    • Works with the Program Manager, Land Development Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and consultants in the creation of new community designs, unit layout, unit elevations, floor plans, and finish levels.
    • Works with the Sales Manager and Marketing Manager in the sales launch of new projects, sales centres, show homes, model pricing and upgrades.
    • Works with the Program Manager to manage all developer and builder related issues (e.g. during review and construction). 
  • Design & Approval
    • Addresses design and approval issues in a timely and professional manner and ensures the development is proceeding on time and within budget.
    • Responsible for forecasting, updating, monitoring, managing the development and approval process on a weekly basis with the Program Manager and/or COO, Multi Family.  
    • Coordinate and implement design changes from previous lessons learned.  
    • Willingness to participate in, and often lead, after hours community and/or civic meetings (public engagement).
  • Construction, Purchasing and Estimating
    • Works with Project Managers and Construction Manager to ensure all scopes of works, purchase orders, job starts etc… with trades, manufacturers, consultants etc. are up to date.
    • Works with the Program Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Construction Manager in creating and maintaining project critical paths from property due diligence to occupancy and condominium turnover.
    • Ensures adequate project insurance, mandatory warranty enrollments, development/building permit applications, safety permits etc. are in place through Project Managers / Construction Manager (as applicable)
    • Works with the Program Manager to select and engage the Condominium Property Managers. Oversees various property management responsibilities prior to condominium turnover, including set up of condo board / strata council.
    • Attends project trade meetings.
    • Maintains historical database of project costs, designs, trade lists etc. for forecasting purposes.
    • Maintains a current working knowledge of the British Columbia Building Code and understands its relevance and implications to development design. 
    • Maintains a current understanding of the on-site construction activities and is a periodic presence during the construction phases to verify key milestones are being met. 
  • Finance, Accounting and Budgeting
    • Works with the Project Managers, Construction Manager, to review and approve all contract invoices, purchase orders, extras etc.
    • Works with Finance and Project Accountants and Program Manager, responsible for scheduling monthly budget reviews and project financing packages.
  • General
    • Takes immediate and effective action (after consulting with others when necessary) to remedy problems and issues that arrive in the area of responsibility.
    • Provides support, input and participates in the development and execution of the 5-year business plan.
    • Participates in the development industry through active involvement in UDI, ULI and other industry groups including luncheons, continual learning, and afterhours functions.  



  • Previous large-scale Real Estate Development and/or Land Development experience
  • Business Degree, and/or Engineering Degree / Technologist and/or Urban Planning Degree and/or
    Project Management / Systems Implementation training and/or Architectural Technologist.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task; be proactive; and understand the importance of detail and meeting schedule.
  • Understanding of the development approval process and the municipal approval environment.
  • Understanding of overall development process and life cycle.
  • Highly competent in cash flow analysis and budgeting.
  • High level of computer skills and understanding of computer programs including (Microsoft Office, Excel, Project Management).
  • Stays current with safety codes, engineering standards, etc.



  • Competitive Compensation ($100K to 150K), plus Bonus
  • Ample room for growth
  • Benefits
  • Relocation bonus
  • And more!


Interviews are taking place immediately and cover letters are not required.


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