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Senior Project Manager, Property Development

Grand Villa Casino Burnaby


Senior Project Manager, Property Development

Burnaby, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 28 days ago


Position at Gateway Casinos Corporate Office, Burnaby

Job Type: Full-Time


Who We Are

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,648 people and boasts approximately 448 table games (including 49 poker tables), 13,887 slots, 85 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. Gateway is the service provider for the Central, Southwest and North gaming Bundles in Ontario, which includes 11 properties in their portfolio. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway's proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club.  In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at


Why Work For Us

Gateway celebrates and empowers those employees who made it all possible. A career at Gateway means great people, a great atmosphere and career advancement opportunities across our 26 locations. Our employees thrive with ongoing training and leadership programs for all while working in an engaging and fun environment. Join us today! 


The Position


This position manages multiple mixed use projects and a team of project managers. Prepares strategic project management plans, feasibility studies and financial analysis, establishes project management processes and procedures, manages consultants, resource planning, risk assessment and value engineering and provides leadership to the project team. Works closely with Construction, design professionals and general contractors to monitor and ensure quality construction and compliance with plans and specifications. Works with all parties to reach construction completion for timely settlements/occupancy.


Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in the due diligence of acquisitions and identifies sources of new development projects for the department.
  • Works closely with the company stakeholders to ensure the owners’ portfolio growth goals are met.
  • Develops and oversees every phase of each project, from analyzing and determining the project feasibility, project initiation and planning through project close-out and smooth transition to property management.
  • Defines and develops project success criteria, capable of delivering projects in line with fiscal and other constraints of the project.
  • Prepares, executes and administers different applicable forms of construction Contracts.
  • Prepares and controls the project operational budgets.
  • Monitors and controls the work of external consultants/contractors/vendors.
  • Monitors and controls the design and the construction process.
  • Analyzes and makes decisions regarding risk management and value engineering.
  • Analyzes and makes decisions regarding claims and impact analysis.



What You’ll Require

  • Engineering or construction management degree, technologist or architect preferred
  • +10 years of related development and construction project management experience
  • Experience in managing various forms of contracts
  • Budgeting and scheduling experience required
  • Hospitality experience is an asset
  • Substantial experience in working with multidiscipline general contractors
  • Experience handling multiple large scale projects simultaneously from initiation to close-out
  • PMP certification is an asset
  • Ability to identify and analyze acquisition opportunities
  • Ability to develop and oversee the formation of master plans (including garden style, urban mid or high rise development)
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and government requirements as it pertains to property development
  • A comprehensive knowledge of applicable Forms of Construction Contracts, their application and related contract administration
  • An astute commercial awareness and knowledge in controlling the work of substantial contractors and consultant organizations
  • Cost estimating and contract negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyze monthly financial statements, prepare detailed budgets, and generate forecasts
  • Strong networking skills; ability to build and leverage relationships within the community and industry
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and problem solve
  • Outstanding communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, demanding, and dynamic environment
  • Strong leadership, management, coaching and teambuilding skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with CAD software is an asset





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Date Available: January 17th, 2019

Compensation: Competitive

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References Encouraged

Contact Name: Lindsay Lin

Contact Position: Manager

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About Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

At Grand Villa, experience not one but, two high-energy casino floors with the newest and most exciting slot machines and table games featuring a brand new Poker room.

For higher stakes or private gaming salons, visit our luxurious Cypress Room.

We offer 7 delectable dining and lounge choices. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and stay at our luxurious Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. Visit the Villa, it’s the centre of all the action!

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