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Land Specialist, Telecommunication Sites and Facilities

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada  

Behind the scenes, but ahead of the curve: help us develop the next-generation public broadcaster.  

Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, the Technology and Infrastructure (T&I) team is the  backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make  connections; between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.  

A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly-regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in  Canada, but around the world. Today, we’re transforming ourselves from a conventional radio and television broadcaster  into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force and we are the team making it happen.  

This position can be based in either Toronto or in Montreal.  

Your role  

CBC/Radio-Canada is seeking an experienced Land Specialist to support the Transmission Real Estate Solutions team, conducting investigation of our owned or leased sites. You will act as the lead in the investigation and resolution of land use issues, working nationally with internal and external business, engineering and operations partners; and coordinate logistics and administrative requirements in respect of land use. You will clarify ownership, confirm road access, examine easements and right of ways, and conduct title searches. You will review and summarize land surveys and engineering documents. Working with the team you may, on occasion, be required to prepare supporting documentation for the sale or acquisition of property. 

Responsible for:  

  • Conduct title searches and validate property ownership, ensuring CBC/Radio-Canada interests are protected. 
  • Complete necessary due diligence/investigation to avoid and resolve title issues on existing and new site service  agreements. This includes right of ways, access road use, easements, land use permits, etc. 
  • Assist in the preparation of permit applications, site plan applications and other required land use approvals, if required.
  • Prepare site/land use map and aerial imagery, photographic documentation, and geo-spatial data for further analysis.  
  • Prepare necessary material, permit documentation, plan approvals, and draft presentations/written responses to municipalities, developers, etc. in respect of site use, as may be required.  
  • Liaise with client groups including landlords, legal counsel, planners, structural engineers, construction managers,  governmental organizations and real estate agents for fact finding and gathering of resource data, as may be required  internally for negotiation of agreements by team leads.  
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of applicable tenant and/or landowner agreements and assist team lead resolve day-to-day issues related to portfolio.  
  • Compile and as required do first line review of technical site related documentation, including site share applications, structural analysis, construction drawings, as-built documents and post inspection reports, etc.  
  • Perform activities related to property administration functions including follow up and coordination of landlord or tenant  operational requirements, including validation of engineering as-built and post inspection documentation. 
  • Provide up to date information to Senior Management and team members, as required  
  • Manage numerous projects at one time.  

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following:  

  • The education. You have a college diploma or University degree in the area of land use planning, real estate law, real estate development, or a related field.
  • The experience. You have four to five years of experience negotiating and administering real estate contracts, You have experience  in telecommunications or a related field. You are comfortable using database applications, and basic office software.
  • The interpersonal skills. You have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively. Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset.  You can work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.  You have a high attention to detail in the preparation, review and tracking of documentation.
  • The accountability. You have excellent judgment and proven decision-making ability. You can manage competing priorities, have strong time management skills, and are extremely organized, never losing sight of the details or the big picture. 

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.  

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC/Radio-Canada we know that not everyone  takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for  learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet 70% of the requirements we are seeking and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express  your interest.  

If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates  selected will be contacted.  

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only  create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of  our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our  individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as  Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have  accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to recruitment@cbc.ca.  

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website.  All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of  any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest. 

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