Available Opportunities

Director, Construction – Calgary, AB

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. Dream’s Housing team is currently looking for a Director of Construction to lead all the centralized construction related activities for our Housing operations across multiple cities in Canada. The successful candidate will provide overall leadership and input to strategy, business direction and housing plans in Western Canada.  Reporting to the Regional VP of Housing, you will be expected to oversee operations to produce high-quality, cost-effective homes that achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

Who are you?

There’s a lot happening at Dream, and it’s happening fast. Are you passionate, dedicated, and committed to building the best products for our communities? Do you love working with people? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

Over the 10+ years you’ve worked in residential construction you’ve proven that you are not afraid to think outside the box to find the best approach to achieve results. You are proactive, leading by example rather than sitting back. You consider the bigger picture when focusing on new initiatives and you thrive on driving improvement and efficiency.

Your understanding of customers and senior management’s needs are apparent through your clear written and verbal communication skills. You are comfortable conducting presentations and facilitating meetings, and it is important to us that you are team-oriented and that people like collaborating with you.

We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. In other words, we want you to fit in here. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities, build on your already strong skill set and help your team achieve its goals, all in a work environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this role. There will be more, but we can discuss those in person.

•Plan, organize, direct and control Dream’s new home construction process from start to finish, by establishing standard operating procedures and quality standards;

•Implement standardized practices for all construction activities within the division, which include routine inspections while ensuring habitable condition for the communities under construction. Develop and document standard operation procedures where appropriate;

•Create, implement and be accountable for Construction department’s KPI performance metrics;

•Create and utilize metrics to ensure quantifiable reporting throughout various stages of the home building process;

•Develop and manage business continuity contingency plans that ensure a continuous production environment;

•Lead analysis and implementation of cost reduction program through improved quality takeoffs, improved field control, and value engineering. Help maximize the perceived value/cost ration.

•Keep management informed of potential issues affecting production, including potential supply interruptions, supplier quality, possession readiness, deliveries, prices changes, high risk suppliers and providing trend analysis;

•Lead change initiatives within the construction team which align with the business strategy and the values of Dream;

•Oversee, promote and implement Health & Safety guidelines and regulations in conjunction with the Health & Safety Specialist, to ensure the safest workplace and communities within Canada.

•Be an integral part of the Regional Leadership team working closely with leaders of different areas of the business including Marketing, Architecture, Finance and Purchasing to achieve common goals and strategies, while understanding challenges and impacts each area has on one another.

•Provide leadership in the overall performance management of the team, including setting clear expectation and objectives, providing coaching, measuring results and establish an environment which motivates and engages talent to achieve desired results;

What type of experience and skills do you have?

These are only some of the things we’d like you to bring to the table. We can cover the rest when we meet.

•10 + years of related experience in residential and multi-unit construction with a high volume home builder

•Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Business or related post-secondary degree.

•Certifications with the Canadian Construction Institute, Gold Seal, SCMP, or like designations would be considered an asset

•Strong skills in negotiation, building and maintaining relationships, problem solving and planning

•Previous experience or high level understanding of system applications (JD Edwards,Build Pro, Hyphen, etc.)

•Ability to travel as required

Director, Multi-Residential – Calgary, AB

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. Dream’s Housing team is currently looking for a Director of Multi-Residential to lead all the centralized multi-residential related activities for our Housing operations across multiple cities in Canada. The successful candidate will provide overall leadership and input to strategy, business direction and housing plans in Western Canada.  Reporting to the Regional VP of Housing, you will be expected to oversee operations to produce high-quality, cost-effective multi-residential products that achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

Who are you?

There’s a lot happening at Dream, and it’s happening fast. Are you passionate, dedicated, and committed to building the best products for our communities? Do you love working with people? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

Over the 10+ years you’ve worked in residential construction you’ve proven that you are not afraid to think outside the box to find the best approach to achieve results. You are proactive, leading by example rather than sitting back. You consider the bigger picture when focusing on new initiatives and you thrive on driving improvement and efficiency.

Your understanding of customers and senior management’s needs are apparent through your clear written and verbal communication skills. You are comfortable conducting presentations and facilitating meetings, and it is important to us that you are team-oriented and that people like collaborating with you.

We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. In other words, we want you to fit in here. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities, build on your already strong skill set and help your team achieve its goals, all in a work environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this role. There will be more, but we can discuss those in person.

• Collaborate with senior management in the Single Family housing divisions, together with the Land Development divisions, to establish strong working relations to source and develop multi-residential opportunities;

• Direct the project management and successful completion of new multi-residential development projects;

• Create, implement and be accountable for Multi-Residential department’s KPI performance metrics;

• Create and utilize metrics to ensure quantifiable reporting throughout various stages of the home building process;

• Preparation of site analyses including, but not restricted to, demand, site capacity, planning approval issues, valuation, site servicing requirements and community impacts;

• Preparation of project assessments and project business plans (cash flow requirements, equity investment requirements, funding requirements, operating pro-formas, etc.);

• Preparation of development proposals for Senior Management review and approval;

• Direct and oversee preparation of drawings, budgets, schedules, during construction through to completion;

• Facilitation and negotiation of partnerships with local business, developers, senior levels of government, business associations in respect to specific development projects;

• Be an integral part of the regional leadership team working closely with leaders of different areas of the business including Marketing, Architecture, Finance and Purchasing to achieve common goals and strategies, while understanding challenges and impacts each area has on one another.

• Initiation and maintenance of relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, community-based groups, contractors, businesses and government agencies; and

• Participation in all major internal/external project meetings, periodic review and site meeting on all construction projects.

What type of experience and skills do you have?

These are only some of the things we’d like you to bring to the table. We can cover the rest when we meet.

• 10 + years of related experience in residential and multi-unit construction with a high volume home builder

• Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Planning, Project Management, Business or related post-secondary degree.

• Certifications with the Canadian Construction Institute, Gold Seal, SCMP, or like designations would be considered an asset

• Strong skills in negotiation, building and maintaining relationships, problem solving and planning

• Demonstrated understanding of real estate development financial aspects and project budgets

• Demonstrated community organization skills and the ability to forge partnerships that develop affordable mixed-use developments

• Experience with the relevant legislation and by-laws affecting multi-residential development in multiple jurisdictions

• Previous experience or high level understanding of system applications (JD Edwards, Build Pro, etc.)

• Ability to travel as required

Estimator – Commercial – Toronto, ON

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. Dream’s Commercial Construction team is currently looking for an Estimator to support the Retail, Commercial and Mid Rise Multi Residential division of Dream for Western Canada.

 

In this role you will be responsible for leading the estimating and tendering process. You will write front end specifications and bid documents, review drawings, complete take offs, provide value engineering design solutions, in addition to reviewing tenders, negotiating and preparing contracts (adverse with CCDC contracts) and preparing pro-form budgets for review and approval. You are comfortable with recommending sustainable cost reductions, reviewing project costs and costs to complete while managing and developing trade relations.

 

Who are you?

There’s a lot happening at Dream, and it’s happening fast. Are you passionate, dedicated, and highly analytical? Do you have extensive knowledge of retail/commercial/undergrounds/site services/ structural steel/concrete and mid-rise estimating and construction building materials?  Do you love working with people? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

 

Over the 3+ years you’ve worked in a progressive estimating role you’ve proven that you are not afraid to think outside the box to find the best approach to achieve results. You are proactive, leading by example rather than sitting back. You consider the bigger picture when focusing on new initiatives and you thrive on driving improvement and efficiency.

 

We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. In other words, we want you to fit in here. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities, build on your already strong skill set and help your team achieve its goals, all in a work environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

 

Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this role. There will be more, but we can discuss those in person.

•    Responsible for managing all project costs from concept to completion.

•    Develop conceptual development budgets based on historic cost data

•    Produce quantity take offs and provide detailed costing per division scopes

•    Undertaking costs analysis for building projects.

•    Prepare estimates and provide detailed costing for retail/commercial and multifamily mid-rise projects

•    Finalize Pro-Forma budgets

•    Produce monthly cost & value reports, quarterly reports & cost-to- complete reports.

•    Prepare and review tender documents for retail/commercial and multifamily projects and provide recommendations to the construction team;

•    Perform analysis of cost estimates, prepare contingency, escalation and reconciliation for estimates. Conduct comparisons of scope and cost data between different projects

•    Develop and execute a vision for the team that delivers the desired top line and bottom line results;

•    Build partnership with key stakeholders within Dream and the communities where we do business;

•    Conduct strategic forecasting and contract negotiation;

•    Participate in the development of specs for equipment, products and/or materials along with developing departmental standardized processes;

•    Attending meetings and liaising with stakeholders where required; and

•    Monitoring the day to day cost of site resources.

What type of experience and skills do you have?

These are only some of the things we’d like you to bring to the table. We can cover the rest when we meet.

•    3+ years of progressive estimating experience in retail, commercial and mid-rise residential construction.

•    You have a postsecondary degree in Construction Management or Architectural Technologies.

•    Gold Seal with CIC, SCMP or BSCE, P.Eng, B.Eng or B.Eng & Mgt would be a bonus!

•    Highly proficient in Timberline, Sage, STACK, Pro Contractor, Toolbox, PlanSwift, JDE Homebuilder and Hyphen.

•    Understand and be fully adverse with Canada’s National Building Codes

•    Manage multiple and varied projects at any one time.

Office Coordinator – Ottawa, ON

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. The Zibi team is currently looking for an Office Coordinator to support our team with the day to day office and accounting team.

Who are you?

 

There’s a lot happening at Zibi, and it’s happening fast. Are you passionate, dedicated, and enjoy providing a high level of customer service? Do you love working with people? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

Over the 3+ years you’ve worked in an administrative function you’ve proven that you are not afraid to think outside the box to find the best approach to achieve results. You are proactive, leading by example rather than sitting back. You consider the bigger picture when focusing on new initiatives and you thrive on driving improvement and efficiency. It is important to us that you are team-oriented and that people like collaborating with you.

 

We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. In other words, we want you to fit in here. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities, build on your already strong skill set and help your team achieve its goals, all in a work environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

 

Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this role. There will be more, but we can discuss those in person.

 

Greet clients/customers with professionalism, on the phone and in person and respond to correspondence/ telephone inquiries;

Assist with overseeing the operation of the office, including liaising with various departments as needed;

Order office supplies, distribute faxes, mail and courier packages;

File various forms/correspondence for all departments;

Create contracts and release documents to trades;

Assist in the processing of invoices for all projects, including creating purchase orders and vendor accounts; Update monthly P.O. tracking worksheet as required;

Plan travel and manage calendars, including preparing associated materials;

Provide high-level support to the accounting team; and

Provide administrative support to office as required.

What type of experience and skills do you have?

 

These are only some of the things we’d like you to bring to the table. We can cover the rest when we meet.

 

Degree or diploma in Business Administration or Office Administration

Strong computer and typing skills and proficiency in Microsoft suite

Previous experience with Accounts Payables/Receivables

We would love it if you had previous experience with JD Edwards

Bilingualism is considered a strong asset

What is Zibi?

 

Zibi is a world-class sustainable community and redevelopment project by Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. Here residents can live an exceptionally unique and balanced lifestyle combining the best of urbanity and healthy-living principles with a vibrant waterfront.

 

Through this multi-phase development, Windmill and Dream will transform the derelict land into a blend of residential housing types of low and high rise condominium towers and townhomes, commercial and office space, unique waterfront plazas and outdoor squares, recreational facilities, and more.

 

Truly one-of-a-kind, Zibi combines unparalleled views of the Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, Chaudière Falls, and downtown Ottawa and Gatineau skylines framed by a modern architectural design that still respects the heritage of the area. Zibi is where nature, culture, heritage and the joys of life culminate.  To find out more about Zibi, please visit www.zibi.ca .

Property Administrator – Toronto, ON

Dream Office REIT is currently looking for a motivated and detail oriented Property Administrator to join a small but powerful team dedicated to our tenants and their wellbeing.

Who are you?

Are you exceptionally organized? Do you feel comfortable building relationships and multi-tasking? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

We want you to join our team because we need someone like you who can help us build strong relationships with our tenants and make them feel that they are always cared for. You love working with people so that’s not a big deal for you, but over your two to three years of experience in Commercial Property Management you’ve also learned to work alone when the time comes.

Our team is small so we need you to be able not only to multi-task, but also to prioritize. You’ll be working in a very fast-paced environment, and you’ll have lots of opportunities to grow. We hope you’re ready and willing to learn!

We care about bringing on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. In other words, we want you to fit in here. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities and help your team perform, all in a work environment that is dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

Here are some of the primary responsibilities that will fall under your role. We can chat more about these and more in person:

Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with tenants and address their concerns in a timely and efficient manner;

Manage tenant accounts: prepare statements of accounts, late payment notices and default letters;

Take responsibility for monthly rent collection and collection of arrears of rent; increase and track EFT participation;

A/P: handle creation, application and process purchase orders and invoicing;

Prepare monthly rent roll reconciliation, A/R updates and open purchase order reports, including examining variances from previous period, to be reviewed by the Property Manager;

Participate in at least one annual selected community involvement initiatives with your team and tenant events; and

Other projects or responsibilities as assigned by the Property Manager

What type of experience do you have?

These are only some of the things we’d like you to bring to the table. We can cover the rest when we meet:

We would love for you to have a post-secondary education (either a university degree or college diploma) in Accounting or Property & Building Administration;

You’ve worked with a real estate management financial system – extra points if you worked with JD Edwards or YARDI with a basic understanding of accounting and lease/CAM interpretation;

You have a way with numbers and are proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word;

You’ve had interpersonal experience in dealing with customers/tenants, both verbally and in writing; and

You have some real estate experience to cap it all off? Great!

Who are we?

Dream Office REIT (D.UN) owns and operates high-quality, well located and competitively priced business premises in key markets across Canada. The portfolio comprises central business district and suburban office properties located predominantly in Canada’s largest cities. Most of all, we are committed to creating better communities for Canadians to work in.

Senior Corporate Accountant

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. The Dream Asset Management Corporation’s Energy & Infrastructure team is looking to hire a Senior Corporate Accountant to support our financial reporting team.

Who are you?

Dream’s Energy & Infrastructure group is a small team managing a large portfolio of investments in the exciting wind and solar energy sector in Canada and the U.K.  We are looking for someone who is proactive and leads by example.

In your 3-5 years of experience, you’ve showcased your ability to project-manage a process from end to end, with strong execution, while maintaining a calm demeanor during crunch time. You are not afraid to get out of your comfort zone, whether it is taking on new financial or operational transactions or facilitating meetings with other teams in order to execute. You are a team player and your experience has shown that people like collaborating with you.

You can manage your own work, showcasing your strong attention to detail, but still consider the bigger picture. You are eager for an opportunity to be an integral member of our team.

We want you on board because you are a professional, appreciate your colleagues’ strengths and experiences, and are keen on learning from and working with our dynamic team. In other words, we care about bringing in a like-minded individual who is looking for opportunities to learn, work hard, and have fun.

This is an opportunity for you to build on your already strong skill set by taking on challenging responsibilities and sharing your knowledge with the team in an environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

What will you do?

Supporting the Assistant Controller, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a deep understanding of all our operating segments that report to us, and the key drivers that affect external and management reporting. Below are some key responsibilities:

Liaise with new and existing business partners to assess accounting implications and manage implementation of new accounting processes

Liaise with the project accounting teams, tax, and legal departments for reporting purposes and to support operational transactions

Review deliverables prepared by other team members / business partners (such as 3rd party project accountants)

Manage the financial statement and general ledger structure and liaise with Information Technology on implementation of new and/or process improvements

Prepare the quarterly and annual Financial Statements and support with MD&A disclosures, including the accounting implication and mechanics of new transactions

Steer the team through the completion of the quarterly and annual reporting

Manage the quarterly and annual reviews/audits with external auditors

Provide information and analysis to support debt covenant compliance monitoring and asset management functions

What type of experience do you have?

Completed CPA designation

Public accounting firm or publicly traded company experience, including consolidation accounting

Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

Experience in managing and/or implementing changes to accounting systems and processes

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

Experience in the renewable energy and/or project finance industry is an asset

Experience with JD Edwards is an asset

Senior Infrastructure Analyst, Technology – Toronto, ON

Do you get excited exploring new ways to create innovation through technology? Are you interested in a working with a wide range of infrastructure technologies? Do you enjoy architecting solutions and implementing changes that will have a positive effect on our systems, users, and stakeholders? If so, read on. We want to hear from you.

Who are you?

You’ll be part of our Infrastructure & Technology Operations group, which is focused on providing top notch computing services to Dream’s 1,000 employees. Working with the network, security, communications and support teams, you will be responsible for supporting all IT related infrastructure at our Canadian and International offices. You are not afraid of change and serve as a change agent. You will explore ideas and are always driving forward rather than settling for the status quo. You’ve worked in fast-paced environments and understand how to juggle big-picture thinking with day-to-day deliverables. You can architect big picture technology platforms and work with a team to implement them. You are respectful of current operating processes, but look to develop new ideas to bring better results. Still interested? Read on!

And the Infrastructure & Technology Operations team?

Our goal is to provide the best possible user experience by ensuring our users have the technical tools and infrastructure in place to perform their job functions efficiently. We are continually upgrading and driving our initiatives, processes and goals in order to respond to changes in our business needs and ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is in place to support the business.

We strive to stay at the cutting edge of technology to be prepared for Dream’s continued growth in the coming years.  All we’re missing is a strong Sr. Infrastructure Analyst – are you ready?

What will you do?

You will be responsible for the systems that our five business lines rely on every day.  Here are some specifics of your role to give you some scope:

•    Architect/design/support network and server architectures and provide platform leadership in areas of LAN/WAN routing, WIFI, DMZ, Firewall technologies, Load Balancers, Servers, Virtualization, Storage, Disaster Recovery.

•    Provide hands on experience in supporting a vast array of systems from networks, firewall’s, servers, storage and Active Directory.

•    Install, configure, and maintain hardware and software solutions both hosted locally in our datacenters as well hosted in third-party cloud providers.

•    Interface with and help manage our vendor partnerships developing strong, mutually committed relationships.

•    Ensure the Day-Day operations of the Network, Server and Storage environments are meeting/exceeding reliability, availability and service requirements as per SLA’s.

•    Ensure all systems are effectively monitored (7x24).

•    Experience with packet capture tools and analysis

•    Analyze current technical architecture, risks and issues; and propose new solutions.

•    Experience with new technologies and techniques and ongoing industry developments

•    Complex architecture problem resolution

•    Implement new infrastructure standard devices and platforms.

•    Respond to technical support incidents using Remedy support portal while maintaining SLA’s.

•    Work with the teams to ensure uptime across Dream’s technology platform meets our target of 99.9%

•    Establish standards, policies, procedures and checklists to ensure network consistency and a high standard of customer experience.

•    Be available after hours when needed to assist with resolving rare and unexpected operational issues, and on a rotating basis provide 24X7 on call support.

•    Maintain and evolve the Dream Technology Disaster Recovery Plan.

•    Identify opportunities to save costs and more effectively manage assets and report the opportunities to the Infrastructure Manager

What type of experience do you have?

We’ve listed just a few select qualifications that we consider to be very important for this role. We can cover the rest when we chat.

•    Degree, diploma, or certificate in Computer Science or related discipline.

•    Minimum 7 years’ experience administrating and maintaining a VMware vSphere and Windows Server environment for a mid to large size organization.

•    Minimum 7 years’ experience supporting Data Centre infrastructure, enterprise-wide LANs and WANs. (Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, Brocade)

•    Thorough understanding of network server infrastructure. (Servers, Storage, Routers, Switches, Firewalls)

•    Experience with networking at layers 1 through 7 including protocols TCP, UDP, IP, IPSec, STP, HSRP, BGP,OSPF, RIP, DNS and DHCP.

•    Strong understanding and knowledge of firewalls and VPN tunnels in a meshed multi-hub and spoke environment.

•    Proven technical troubleshooting skills.

•    Experience in managing projects and large scale enterprise wide roll-outs.

•    A self-starter with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision.

•    Exceptional organization and time management skills.

•    Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

•    Strong change management skills; change agent

•    Technical knowledge in data centre virtualization, Windows server operating systems, iSCSI SANs and Active Directory services.

•    Hands-on experience troubleshooting hardware including servers, routers, and switches.

•    With your manager and the infrastructure team, you set clear goals and objectives, and then you and the team deliver!

Knowledge in the following is considered a significant asset, so let us know what you know!

•    Network certifications such as: CCNA, CCNP and CCIE

•    Cisco Nexus and UCS hardware

•    Palo Alto Networks and Juniper firewalls

•    Meraki firewalls, switches and Wi-Fi access points

•    VMware vCenter, VMware vSPhere and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

•    Cloud computing technologies such as: Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, VMware vCloud Air

•    Implementing and maintaining MPLS networks

 

Distillery District – Tenant Services Coordinator – Toronto, ON

Dream Unlimited is co-owner and manager of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, a unique assembly of historic buildings that forms a 13-acre pedestrian only village dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment, mixed-use development, over 1,000 private condominium residences and approximately 400,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.