Land & Resource Manager

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Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



The primary objective of this role is to manage the land and aggregate resources necessary to develop and sustain the operations in the NorthWest Area of Lafarge. Key management duties include: the targeting and acquisition of new properties, negotiation of Agreements, site and haul road planning and design, permitting / approval related activities, developing positive relationships with neighbors and communities, site reclamation and divestment, and documentation of land resources.


Health & Safety

  • Actively promote and participate in company safety programs, projects, and behavior
  • Support the assessment of operational risks in accordance with local regulations and Lafarge Best Practices and support operational personnel in the implementations of safe mining techniques

Strategic Land & Resource Initiatives

  • Assist VP’s, Director  & GMs in the development of strategic analysis and long-term land strategies for key market areas.
  • Manage, in close coordination with the VP’s, Director  & GM’s, the acquisition process for new properties, including due diligence, valuation, negotiations and the CER process.
  • Manage, in close coordination with the VP’s, Director & GM’s, the process of identifying and divesting surplus land with the intent of maximizing value to Lafarge, including the CDR process.

Agreements, Approvals & Permits

  • Lead the negotiations with external third parties on securing and maintaining the necessary Agreements to develop and maintain our various businesses
  • Manage the process of acquiring and maintaining land related licenses, approvals and permits for aggregate, ready mix concrete and asphalt sites, including material hauling,  mining/reclamation, riparian, water, development permit process, area structure plans and zoning bylaw issues
  •  Manage the leasing of Lafarge land assets to third parties to maximize income and limit liabilities.

Land & Resource Best Practices

  • Working with the operations to manage the development of effective site development plans for the life of the operation which include plant sites, stripping phases, stockpile and scaling facilities, access and internal haul roads and end use plans. Ensure local pit activities are conducted in the context of the long term plans
  • Coordinate with the Regional Land Team and local Aggregate Operations staff on reserve quantification, mining and reclamation activities.
  • Develop, manage and maintain consistent relationships with key politicians, landowners, neighbours, key decision makers in governmental agencies, local organizations, and community groups to ensure Lafarge’s role as the leader in the industry
  • Monitor compliance with existing permits and lead the business in the use of Best Practices
  • Comply with reporting requirements of Lafarge Group, Region and regulatory agencies in respect to land and reserves.
  • Provide day to day technical support  on the effective site development and operation.

Records & Data Management: 

  • Ensure that all land and resource documents are properly kept and the data timely and communicated as required. Support the ongoing development and management of the Land Information System (LIS).

Travel - 50%



Relationships with Others Jobs: 

  • Reports to the Director of Land Management
  • Work closely with the VP of NWD and the various GM’s and their teams
  • Supports the VP’s, GMs, and Operations Managers on Land issues for all Product Lines in NWD.
  • Collaborates with other functional groups
  • Works closely with regional Land staff to ensure consistent and effective management of land resources and optimize support to meet changing operational needs.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Negotiation and management of all necessary Land and Resource Agreements
  • Management of all land and resource permit / approval related activities.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with NWD GM’s, landowners, neighbours, communities and regulators Compliance with Lafarge and local, provincial and federal government reporting requirements.
  • Management of mining / reclamation permitting activities within area.
  • Mentoring of others
  • Management of both acquisitions and dispositions, of both fee simple and leased interests, including legal processes relating to the acquisition or disposition.
  • Accuracy and documentation of local Land and Resource Information


  • Manage Lafarge land assets within North West
  • Assist the VP’s, Director & GM’s in the targeting and acquisition of new properties throughout the region.
  • Assist in strategic planning as required.


Education and Work Experience:

  • University Degree / College Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of work history in the management of Aggregate resources, Roadbuilding or Municipal Government, including experience in local land regulations, provincial and local permitting, property sale/purchase, due diligence, contracts, and water rights.
  • Experience in community relations and giving public presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of and experience in interpreting rules, laws, agreements, and contracts related to property issues, real estate matters, building & zoning, water rights, reclamation, and associated issues.
  • Experience in managing consultant services, including preparing scope of services and maintaining schedules. 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Possess a working knowledge of Aggregate, Municipal Government, or Roadbuilding industry
  • Knowledge in land use/development permit principles, real estate management, water rights, geology, wetlands
  • Solid project management skills with ability to set priorities and complete multiple tasks in accordance with deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well on teams – demonstrates leadership ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to represent Lafarge at community meetings, government functions, and to local trade associations.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work evenings to attend hearings and meetings
  • Strong independent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent people management skills: ability to develop effective internal and external relations.
  • Disciplined and process-oriented. 

Job-Specific Competency Profile:

  • Business Acumen
  • Drive for Results
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Process Management
  • Computer Skills


As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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