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Vice President, Land Development

2001 Sheppard Ave E suite 300, North York, ON M2J 4Z8, Canada Req #545
Monday, May 6, 2024

Your difference is the difference

Do you love to develop and share great ideas? Do you believe your insights can drive people forward? Do you appreciate working with others and building on mutual successes? Perfect. We do, too.

As an employee-owned company, we foster a culture where our people can thrive – and by thrive, we mean a place where you can share your ingenuity, express your difference, and grow in your very own way. Whatever your area, no matter your grade, your unique skills and perspective will help drive change from operations to the C-suite, across a wide of range of projects and channels.

Are you ready to build a future that’s uniquely yours? Join our award-winning team and make a difference that defines you.

RVA is looking for an experienced professional to lead the Land Development team, in the role of a Vice President. A successful candidate should have prior organizational leadership experience, be able to collaborate with Principals, Managers, and team members, and be a strategic problem-solver. In addition to the leadership abilities, a successful candidate should maintain existing and continue to build a network of clients and would lead and participate in business development initiatives planning, implementation and tracking, for the Land Development group.


Based out of our Toronto office the successful candidate would be reporting directly to RVA’s Chief Operating Officer and to RVA’s President/Chief Executive Officer.




  • Build, manage and lead the Land Development discipline, developing, tracking, and implementing an annual business plan and multi-year strategy for growth. 
  • Ensure that decisions such as staffing, projects delivery, and business development are in line with the organizations business plan and vision.
  • Lead and participate in Business Development initiatives and operational growth for RVA’s Land Development group with a focus on the GTA and areas where RVA offices are located as well as other locations.
  • Liaise with existing and develop future clients, support major pursuits and proposals, and monitor budgets and schedules.
  • Manage tasks, team, schedules, budgets, cost control processes and project work procedures. Identify and manage project issues and risks and, if needed, enhance resolution or actions; collaborate with other offices and managers across Canada.
  • Technically support the design team and oversee projects / project performance.  
  • Prepare and/or review planning reports, design reports, technical specifications, and proposals.
  • Provide input to the development of engineering budgets and schedules to meet requirements.
  • Ensure projects meet the professional needs and Quality standards of RVA and participate in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.
  • Supervise and mentor engineers, designers, and technologists.
  • Actively grow the group, recognize and mentor leaders and implement succession planning
  • Liaise with client, suppliers, regulatory agencies, utility companies and contractors.
  • Represent RVA in professional associations and agencies.
  • Administrative duties as allocated, including financial and staff management, staff development and mentoring.
  • Other related duties as assigned/required and appropriate to this position.




  • Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) within the province of Ontario.
  • 20 years progressive industry experience in a similar role for Engineering Consulting firm.
  • Strong organization leadership skills.
  • Practical knowledge of codes, regulations, approval agencies and construction of projects.
  • Experienced in the review of complex construction staging and sequencing, including temporary works and commissioning/assumption of projects.
  • Experienced in meeting timelines and budgets, proposal writing, client development and other skills appropriate to consulting.
  • Proven capabilities in writing reports and other technical documents.
  • Superior oral and written English communication skills.
  • Strong ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff and clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Knowledge about the industry trends and best practices.

Your better starts here

We don’t settle for less, and neither should you. As it happens, offering great benefits to our people is entirely possible: the numbers work out. Happy teams mean happy clients. It’s just that simple. From recruitment to flexibility, learning to leadership, wellness to inclusion, we give our people the tools they need to outperform in their careers and build lasting connections with our clients, our culture, and each other.

  • Competitive compensation packages and performance-based bonuses
  • Health, paramedical, vision, and dental coverage
  • A flexible vacation policy that lets you determine your time off based on your other responsibilities and needs
  • Top-up plans for new and expecting parents
  • Firm-paid holidays, summer and winter breaks, and other leaves of absence that cover everything from extra family time, jury duty, or even completing a degree
  • RVA Group Pension Plan with match
  • Global Travel Assist Program that provides emergency out-of-country medical protection for you and your eligible family members on personal and business trips
  • Access to a variety of free services (e.g., employee and family assistance programs, nutrition advice, caregiver support) and employee discounts (e.g., sports and entertainment tickets, major brands, insurance plans)
  • Flexible and alternative work arrangements around core hours, including telecommuting and work-from-home options

Diversity, Inclusion, and Accommodations:  

At RVA, we are committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. RVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you require any special accommodations, please advise Human Resources. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

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  • 2001 Sheppard Ave E suite 300, North York, ON M2J 4Z8, Canada