Join the Canacre team in an exciting role working on leading edge infrastructure projects.
We are technical experts in land, energy, and transportation development delivering accurate, innovative, and agile solutions to our partners. We provide land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, web-based GIS, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services. Canacre’s clients include developers, large scale service providers, and government entities that are involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resources, and infrastructure across Canada and the United States. Canacre works on large-scale wind and solar power projects, high-voltage transmission lines, pipeline projects, municipal roads projects, and groupings of cellular towers and rooftop antennas.
At Canacre, we act with honesty and integrity within a culture where trust, collaboration, and teamwork flourish. We commit to diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of successes. Our vision is to foster an environment that promotes inspired and empowered team members who make an impact.
The Site Acquisition and Municipal Affairs Specialist focusses on siting and acquiring appropriate telecommunications infrastructure sites, consulting with local land-use authorities, and supporting permitting and public consultation initiatives.
In addition, your role will be to:
- Conduct computer and on-site analysis of multiple proposed site candidates to identify, profile, and rank appropriate site candidates for tower, rooftop, easement, and in-building antenna sites.
- Conduct pre-consultation correspondence/meetings with municipal or land-use authority staff regarding project objectives, constraints, requirements, outline applicable permitting and public consultation protocols and requirements.
- Assess and apply government permitting and consultation protocol requirements/constraints to determine specific project parameters.
- Identify and select appropriate and justifiable site candidate locations in accordance with protocol and reasonable and relevant host community considerations.
- Coordinate site candidate selection with internal Project Manager, teams and client management by summarizing and selecting appropriate site candidates for development.
- Assemble and generate report materials and exhibits for use in Project Description Reports, alternate site assessments and detailed rationale for selected site candidates to internal project manager and client.
- Assemble and present site candidate summary reports for presentation to project team, municipal staff and elected officials, and clientele.
- Devise and execute site specific acquisition strategy in collaboration with internal and client project teams.
- Select final site candidate(s), profile landowner entity, and commence landowner outreach remotely and in the field.
- Conduct and drive negotiations with private, public, commercial, and institutional landowner entities.
- Identify site layout options and constraints, and complete preliminary design of site components/footprint for presentation to landowner entity and project team.
- Generate sketch/exhibits for applicable land-use agreements and subsequent permitting and public consultation requirements.
- Assemble, present and successfully negotiate lease, license, easement, purchase, access, and other required agreements with project landowners.
- Assist and lead planning team in acquiring all necessary permitting authorizations and approvals.
- Develop and deliver written site analysis and Project Description Reports and presentations for municipal, landowner entities, and the public at large.
- Develop and present project related deputations/delegations and requests for resolutions to applicable land-use authority and municipal councils and committees.
- Organize and hold Project Public Information Sessions and Open Houses with project planning team.
- Assist in the creation of public consultation notification documents, open house support materials, and conducting of public consultation activities.
- Correspond with project stakeholders, supporters, and opponents to proposed developments.
- Assemble materials and final report and project close-out deliverables for project team.
- Communicate and deliver project information to Project Manager, landowners, special interest groups and the public.
- Review, understand, and appropriately communicate legal agreements, site plans and typical telecom project layouts.
- Provide Project Manager and client acquisition and permitting progress updates and problem mitigation.
- Provide site acquisition, municipal affairs, and other land expertise to clients, engineering/construction personnel or external consultants.
- Represent clients and Canacre in community/stakeholder meetings.
- Identify and help achieve business opportunities.
- Support corporate initiatives, trade shows, conferences and exhibits to effectively market Canacre’s services and products and attend as required.
- Post secondary education; ideally specializing in planning, business, real estate, project management or related field or equivalent experience
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience acquiring and/or permitting telecom and/or, linear ROW energy infrastructure projects
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Highly organized and systematic project tracking skills and experience
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong online research skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Power Point)
- Ability to professionally deliver presentations to members of the public, municipal staff, and elected officials
- Municipal/governmental experience working for or liaising with municipal governments, MTO, MNR, Conservation associations is considered an asset
- Commercial and industrial leasing experience is considered an asset.
- Tower and rooftop antenna acquisition, design, and planning/permitting experience is considered an asset
- Proficiency with Google Earth Pro, experience with GIS applications, and/or generation of kmzs is considered an asset
- Proven negotiation and conflict resolution skills is considered an asset
- IRWA, OEA, similar real estate accreditations and certifications is considered an asset
- PMP or RPP designation is considered an asset
Given the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants, however, you will be contacted if your experience is a suitable match with one of our upcoming projects.
A condition of employment is a current valid criminal background check. We will require consent to submit a criminal background check on your behalf.
As part of Canacre's ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canacre will provide assistance to applicants who request accommodation throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.