Manager, Real Estate Planning

Manager, Real Estate Planning

Canada Post

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Job Requisition Id: 154772 
Business Function: Property and Asset Management 
Primary City: Montreal, Qc 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Temporary 
Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative (BBBB) 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 08/28/2022

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Job Description

Leads and implements the real estate Area Planning process, integrating regional operational and corporate business and real estate objectives.  Plans the facilities portfolio to optimize the use and performance of space; enhance the value of corporate real estate assets; and reduce portfolio space and minimize costs.  Develops and maintains long range capital investment plans to replace obsolete assets.

Acts in the role of the owner’s representative and protects the value of CPC’s real property portfolio by overseeing / planning the long-term use and provision of safe, efficient and cost effective space.  Acts as trusted Real Estate advisor for the region and ensures that all portfolio changes, including change in use of space, support existing operational requirements and are aligned with long-term corporate strategy.    

Identifies and prioritizes regional demand for facility change investment and develops real estate business cases for regional client and corporate real estate approval.  Conducts other real property assessments and financial evaluations, and makes recommendations for executive decision making.    

Approves or recommends approval of lease renewals and oversees the site search/selection, due diligence, and real property acquisition (lease and/or owned) and disposition processes.   

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Real Estate Planning.

  • Leads and implements the real estate Area Planning process that integrates regional operational plans and CPC’s business / strategic objectives. Develops Area Plans that position and protect the value of the real property portfolio, optimize the use of portfolio space, maximize the value of capital investments, and reduce space and real estate operating costs.
  • Conducts property studies and assessments related to real property portfolio planning and major real estate investment projects. Provides reports and recommendations to senior management.
  • Acts as trusted real estate advisor to regional clients. Brings a sound understanding of regional operations issues in documenting functional user requirements, and integrates regional needs with corporate space and design guidelines for all proposed facility space changes.
  • Develops business cases for facility change-related initiatives in the region. Consults with regional clients, support groups and external real estate consultants to identify and evaluate space and obsolescence issues. Analyzes options, evaluates project feasibility, financial impact, operational risks and benefits, and recommends the optimal solution.
  • Obtains regional client approval and support on preferred business cases and functional program requirements and submits to corporate real estate for national funding approval. Keeps stakeholders apprised of business case progress during corporate approval process.
  • Leads and manages, through the service provider, the site search and selection process; coordinates with operations and support groups. Approves and ensures the completion of site selection documents.
  • Is the regional lead in support of the corporate due diligence (physical planning, geotechnical, environmental) process for all real estate property acquisitions and dispositions, owned and leased.
  • Acts as regional real estate owner’s representative. Ensures compliance to all corporate policies, processes, practices, and governance as well as legal obligations regarding any proposed change to CPC real property, including third party limited interests.
  • Updates and maintains the Asset Management facility change database, and communicates planned real property changes to the Manager, Facilities Management so that capital and repair investments are adjusted accordingly.
  • Reviews and approves lease renewals within the Region and ensures their timely execution. Ensures lease renewal decisions are aligned with short term operational and long term strategy.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field  OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant functional experience
  • 2 or more years’ experience managing people
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Designation and or certifications programs may be required for certain positions (e.g. Finance & Engineering)
  • Excellent team building and leadership skills and experience
  • Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills   

Other Information

  • Project assignment for 2 years with possibility of extension and/or permanency. 
  • This position requires intermediate level bilingualism both orally and in written (BBBB).

Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.
Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds themselves and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 
Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.

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