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Manager, Commercial Real Estate and Development, Petro-Canada

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Date: Sep 23, 2017

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta

Job Overview

Reporting to the team leader, real estate and development, Western Canada, you will grow and manage our Petro-Canada portfolio of company-controlled real estate assets for both retail and wholesale operations. Working within the framework of our strategies and processes, and guided by our values, you will partner with landlords, tenants, municipalities, operational groups and outsourced consultants to contribute to the delivery of the geographical network development plan and deliverables.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leverage the value of Petro-Canada’s offer to major commercial developers to secure best-in-market locations while achieving superior returns on the company’s investments in the channel
  • Identify high-value business opportunities, negotiate the terms and conditions, prepare inputs to the business case for senior management approval and champion projects through to successful completion
  • Lead negotiations in complex situations, like expropriations by provincial or municipal bodies and representing our rights and obligations to landlords and municipalities on both owned and leased assets
  • Negotiate, manage and track all lease renewal activities, which includes preparing data for lease extension analysis, securing comparable data from appraisers, exercising options to renew on time, negotiating new rents at or below target values, etc.
  • Manage and supervise property and tenant portfolios, which includes required appraisals, lease renewals and terms, leasing of vacant space, and property management requirements
  • Provide project management leadership to ensure complex projects are delivered accordingly to operational and financial plans
  • Review all public notices that impact the use, underlying value and rights associated with your portfolio
  • Provide accurate and prompt responses to internal partners on lease terms and conditions
  • Secure long-term value creation of strategic company assets through facilitation of capital injections by securing the ability to re-develop or upgrade existing facilities
  • Ensure capital is managed so return on investment is optimized within our strategy and project scope

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Five or more years of experience in commercial real estate, property management and development, including identification, purchasing, leasing, development and management of retail and wholesale sites
  • Post-secondary education; bachelor degree in business or commerce is preferred
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, with a deep understanding of property valuation and leasing principles and processes from both the tenant and landlord side, municipal processes at various levels of government
  • Proven analytical skills to properly evaluate complex real estate investment scenarios
  • You demonstrate strong two-way communication skills and convey information and ideas in an inclusive, open, articulate and timely manner
  • Project management skills are needed to facilitate the management and coordination of many internal and external partners and simultaneously occurring tasks

Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in our Calgary or Edmonton office locations  

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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