Development Planner

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Job Description

Want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in Canada?  Join our team and connect with your potential.

Reporting to the Manager of Development, the Development Planner is responsible for administering the development of existing and proposed VFPA’s industrial properties, including site development planning, site preparation and servicing options, preparing estimates, development schedules and providing input on the financial analysis and feasibility of proposed projects.

Languages needed: English.

Apply by July 7, 2017

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About the company

Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s role is to responsibly facilitate Canada’s trade through the port. We work together with port terminals and tenants to ensure the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

The successful candidate will


  • Coordinate consultants including geotechnical, surveying, and civil engineers by working closely with other departments including Engineering, Infrastructure Delivery, and Project Management.
  •  Coordinate the preparation of plans for VFPA’s vacant industrial properties including concept plans, subdivision plans, phasing plans, and detailed site services and construction drawings for site preparation and off-site services installation.
  • Prepare development budgets and coordinate the preparation of cost estimates for projects requiring, site preparation, and off-site services.
  • Work closely with potential tenants and developers interested in VFPA’s vacant properties to determine specific requirements related to site preparation and off-site services.
  • Prepare Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI’s) and Requests for proposals (RFP’s) for VFPA projects, including, for example design-build projects, by working closely with other departments such as Engineering, Infrastructure Delivery, and Project Management.
  • Identify VFPA’s capital requirements in regards to these types of projects and prepare Board submissions.
  • Coordinate studies regarding the feasibility of developing specific VFPA properties.  These studies may include coordination of geotechnical investigations, environmental assessments, and traffic impact studies.
  • Contribute to VFPA’s long range planning activities and activities of the Real Estate Department by identifying potential industrial land development opportunities during the feasibility analysis stage and by conducting market assessments.
  • Coordinate and work with the Finance Department in financial analysis in order to determine the feasibility of developing VFPA’s industrial properties either by VFPA directly, by third parties, or by joint venture.  It will require coordinating the preparation of/creating financial models that will determine the degree to which VFPA would participate in projects financially, the associated financial risks, and potential return on investment. Results of this work will be included in submissions made to VFPA’s Board for capital funding.
  • Track and monitor budgets on VFPA projects and work with the Manager, Development in the preparation of business cases.

Required education and skills

  • As the successful candidate, you have a university degree related to commerce, planning, or engineering, along with at least four years’ experience managing real estate development projects in an urban environment (at least 2 of those years must be directly related to initiating project development structure and business agreements).
  • You possess a thorough understanding of the industrial property market, ideally with experience in managing the development of real estate projects such as logistics facilities.
  • You also have strong financial analysis skills, including experience in building /applying financial models along with applied design and building experience. This is an excellent opportunity for a business-oriented individual with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.


The port authority offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including an Earned Time Off program.

How to apply

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