Realty Services Officer

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: Metrolinx
Published on 2021-04-09 14:50:58

Employee Status

:RegularBarganing Unit:Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Pay Range



:10 Bay Street

Closing Date


Start Rate (Non-negotiable): $44.47 per hour

Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

Our Property Acquisitions Team Group within the Pre-Construction Services Division of the Capital Projects Group (CPG) is looking for a Realty Services Officer to ensure that property and property rights are acquired by Metrolinx in accordance with Ministry and Corporate guidelines, and to provided preliminary options of value.

What will I be doing?

  • Support project delivery teams in the identification of property throughout the design process;
  • Coordinate with environmental and project delivery teams to secure early access for due diligence and pre-acquisition requirements work;
  • Provide preliminary opinions and/or of market value by completing estimates of value of various property interests, as requested;
  • Incorporate estimates of value into estimates of preliminary project cost estimates and organization reporting and tracking systems;
  • Arrange for property appraisals and environmental reports to be conducted by contracted external consultants others;
  • Support additional due diligence and pre-acquisition work by consultants, including surveys and draft reference plans and draft expropriation plans;
  • Participate and coordinate with the acquisition of property and or property rights and negotiation(s) all in accordance with Ministry and Metrolinx corporate guidelines including the preparation of justification reports and recommendations for approval by Sr. Management, Executive Committee and/or the Board, as applicable;
  • Support negotiations and acquisitions via consultants and/or Property Acquisition Units;
  • Review property-related documents, draft legal agreements and or reports issued by consultants;
  • Coordinate acquisition of land or interests in land by expropriation in accordance with corporate policy, in support of Legal Services and the Expropriations Act, including interface with the Ministry of Transportation, as may be required;
  • What skills and qualifications do I need?

  • Membership or affiliation with IRWA, OEA or other real estate or right-of-way association;
  • A degree or diploma in business, real estate, urban planning or related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in property acquisition, property management, negotiations, appraisals, leasing and assessment;
  • Working knowledge of the Planning Act, the Expropriation Act, the Assessment Act, and the Financial Administrations Act;
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, including the Metrolinx Act and the Ontario Realty Directive;
  • Ability to interpret construction plans, engineering drawings, survey plans, property deeds, property purchase agreements, leases, licenses, easements and other legal agreements;
  • Good knowledge of assessments, assessment appeal procedures, mill rates and grants-in-lieu.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical ability;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to deal with tact, professionalism and diplomacy when negotiating property acquisitions or leases and/or for temporary easement property issues or resolving delicate landlord/tenant conflicts;
  • Accommodation:

    Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

    Application Process:

    All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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