Why work for Lafarge?:
As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.
Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us?
The Land Manager is responsible for achieving maximum value for Lafarge through the optimal utilization of land and resource assets from acquisition to divestiture, and managing the land resources necessary to support continued and expanded operations.
Understand, demonstrate and promote Lafarge’s safety culture through employee engagement and implementation of local and country health and safety objectives. Champion local and county safety initiatives, and work safely at all times.
Manage, in close coordination with Land Director & GM’s, the acquisition process for new land and/or reserves, including due diligence, valuation, negotiations and capital planning. Participate in land due diligence on business acquisitions at the direction of the Land Director.
Manage, in close coordination with the Land Director & GM’s, the process of identifying and divesting surplus land with the intent of maximizing value to Lafarge.
Assist Land Director & GMs in the development of strategic analysis and reserve replenishment strategies for key market areas.
Manage the process of acquiring all land use related approvals for aggregate, ready mix concrete and cement properties, including licences and permits to extract aggregate, Official Plan and Zoning By-Law amendments, and site plan amendments.
Create project budgets, select and manage consulting teams, manage all agency and stakeholder outreach, and public liaison associated with land use approvals process. Monitor, guide and support area teams to ensure compliance with site plans, licences, permits and certificates.
Develop and maintain good relationships with land owners, politicians, governmental and non-governmental agencies, local organizations, community groups and neighbours. Work with local area teams to promote, develop and track corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Work closely with other functional group and local Operations to address and resolve neighbour and agency concerns.
Negotiate and develop land related agreements, including royalty, lease, permission to enter, and common boundary agreements.
Develop and implement plans for the optimization of land assets. Review federal, provincial and local legislation, regulations and guidelines, and local planning applications, and provide formal written response. Assist the Mining Plan Manager in the development of Mining Plans to ensure reserve optimization and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Support area teams in the planning, coordination and implementation of progressive stripping and rehabilitation plans that meet long-term objectives and are compliant with site plans and mining plans. Maintain annual records of areas stripped and rehabilitated.
Manage and monitor all land related costs and communicate to area teams in a timely manner. Develop annual budgets, and manage Land capital projects.
Manage real property tax for land assets, including reviewing and appealing assessments where required.
Ensure timely and accurate data and assist with the ongoing development, management and data input of the Lafarge Information System (LIS).
Manage special projects on an as-needed basis as identified by the Land Director.
Manage the development of direct reports as assigned by Land Director.
Relationships with Others Jobs:
Reports to the Land Director
Works closely with the VP’s, GMs, and Operations/Plant Managers for Aggregates, Ready Mix Concrete and Cement
Work closely with Senior Land Manager for coaching and mentoring
Collaborate with ECAN Land team members to ensure consistent and effective management of land resources, and support the needs of the market area to meet changing operational needs.
Management of all land use planning and related land approvals required to support the business
Compliance with Lafarge and local, provincial and federal government reporting requirements
Management of both land and resource acquisition and divestment processes.
Negotiation and development of all land agreements
Develop and maintain solid stakeholder relations in conjunction with local area teams
Maintain accurate and updated land information and documents in the Land Information System
Mentoring of others in their role as part of the essential training and development plan for Lafarge’s Land Management team.
Education and Work Experience:
Relevant Post-Secondary education in engineering, land use planning, landscape architecture, geography, geology or similar field, and/or equivalent experience
3-5 years of work history in the management of land related activities, including experience in land use planning and/or resource management, preferably in the construction materials industry or similar industry
Experience in project management, including preparing requests for proposals, preparing and managing projects budgets, managing consultant services, and maintaining project schedules.
Knowledge of and experience in interpreting rules, laws, agreements, and contracts related to property issues, real estate matters, building & zoning, and associated land management issues.
Experience working on land use planning approvals projects, including agency and stakeholder relations, and giving public presentations to a variety of audiences.
Knowledge and Skills:
Possess a working knowledge of land best practices and processes
Excellent people management skills with ability to develop effective internal and external relations
Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to work well under pressure
Solid project management skills with ability to set priorities and complete multiple tasks in accordance with deadlines; disciplined and process-oriented.
Self-motivated and self-starter
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Works well on teams – demonstrates leadership ability and can problem solve in complex situations
Results oriented with strong attention to detail
Excellent computer skills Ability to represent Lafarge at community meetings, government functions, and local trade associations.
Strong independent problem solving and analytical skills.
Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger)
Drive for Results
Integrity and Trust
Managing and Measuring Work
As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.
We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Lafarge Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, customers, contractors and vendors. As such, in keeping with the requirements of our industry associations, partners, and clients across Canada, Lafarge Canada has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of October 1st, 2021, all new employees joining Lafarge Canada, subject to any requirement to accommodate pursuant to applicable human rights legislation, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.