Director, Mid-Rise Construction

Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Director, Mid-Rise Construction

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Mid-rise Construction will be a strategic business leader for a portfolio of residential mid-rise projects (11 stories or less) properties in Waterloo Region. They will be responsible for identifying and implementing industry best practices to grow revenues while contributing to all aspects of our mid-rise developments including design, municipal approvals, and construction. The Director, Mid-Rise Construction will ensure that all strategies meet Activa’s brand standard while ensuring consumer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the growth, strategy, and development of Activa’s mid-rise portfolio
  • Develop policies, reports, annual budgets, and controls to support operations and ensure compliance with existing contracts and approval thresholds
  • Oversee estimating, design and budgeting of mid-rise projects including complete buildouts to ensure financial validity of a project, delivering projects on time and on budget
  • Oversee and monitor budget feasibility analysis, scheduling, design coordination, contract negotiations, procurement, risk assessment and mitigation, value engineering and construction
  • Consistently implement process improvement initiatives; ensuring an entrepreneurial approach is taken throughout
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope and spirit of the role


  • 5+ years Canadian Construction experience
  • 3+ years working in mid/high rise residential construction (large multi-family residential projects up to 11 stories)
  • University degree or college diploma in Business Administration, Construction Technology or Engineering or a related discipline is an asset
  • Real estate development, property management and architectural experience an asset
  • Strong experience managing, leading, and developing teams
  • Strong organizational skills to oversee the execution of various phases of projects
  • Strong problem resolution skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office with strong focus in Excel

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines while prioritizing multiple tasks and projects
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • A proven track record of growth and sustainability
  • Excellent attention to detail

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