Capital Planning Manager - LAMP (approx 14 months)

Position Title:

Capital Planning Manager - LAMP


Real Estate


Capital Planning


Vice President, Capital Planning

Position Purpose

Responsible for managing IO’s Leasehold Asset Management Planning (LAMP) business offering to client ministries and agencies. Liaise with client customers to leverage IO’s base-building reinvestment methodologies, resources and tools for application with customer client leasehold improvements (LHI) and associated building components, to develop evidence-based decision-making information to support project tactical plans and budget submissions. Establish synergies and lead process improvement initiatives, and ensure the continuous improvement of the LAMP initiative. Manage relationship, delivery and quality of CBRE services specific to the LAMP program. Review and oversee contracts on behalf of client customers and ensure the best value for money is achieved.

Key Function and Responsibilities

1. Manage the growth, development, implementation and continuous improvement of the LAMP initiative, leveraging base-building methodologies, resources and tools

  • Develop an on-going business plan to market and grow the LAMP program.
  • Work with the appropriate internal IO stakeholders to ensure a seamless on-boarding of new client ministries to the LAMP initiative.
  • Work with the Capital Planning and Realty Portfolio & Client Program Planning Teams to develop and continuously improve the resources, business processes and workflows for the LAMP business offering.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of base-building capital planning, ensuring that enhancement to LAMP initiative have no adverse effects. 
  • Develop and conduct client customer training sessions, to maximize benefits of the LAMP initiative with the client customers.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge of building systems and leasehold improvements life cycle costing for asset management by attending and promoting educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
  • Maintain quality service by developing and implementing quality and customer service standards, analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; recommending process and system improvements.
  • Take the lead in working with IO Legal, to document and facilitate service agreements between IO and the Clients, as well as with the IO service providers; escalate to the VP only as required. 
  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; reviewing invoices; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Manage the services contracted through external service providers,  to ensure LAMP Program is fully funded from Client revenues
  • Manage and increase effectiveness, efficiency and consistency in delivery tools, through development and continuous improvement of reporting and software system enhancements.



2. Represent Infrastructure Ontario with potential new customers of LAMP business offering and negotiate approvals.

  • Work closely with the Capital Program Manager to ensure program requirements are captured appropriately in the capital planning software application service provider (VFA).
  • Participate in inter-Ministry committees to promote LAMP business offering
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with and between business units and service provider(s).
  • Support organizational and service provider cross-functional relationships and synergies to align strategy, targets, and lessons learned to realize continuous improvement.
  • Lead the negotiation of service agreements with Clients, to ensure their program needs are met, achieving good value for money and covering all of IO costs



3. Provide leadership to a team of professionals responsible to provide oversight and analytical support in the delivery of leasehold asset management planning, for client customers.

  • Build, develop and motivate a team of real estate professionals that provide value by adding high quality services and consistently work to build and enhance relationships and prominence as a reliable business partner. 
  • Determine work priorities and assign work for staff, including management of internal and external work requests.
  • Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations; set performance standards, review staff performance and provide feedback to staff on a regular basis.


Education and Knowledge

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in business, architecture, engineering, project management or a related field, or equivalent business/project development experience.
  • Solid knowledge in building condition assessments, construction project development and implementation, and associated municipal approval processes.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, including building codes, municipal by-laws, environmental legislation, heritage standards and guidelines, and Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Strong understanding of asset management with a focus on life cycle costing, capital planning and applicable performance metrics.
  • General understanding of government protocols/operations.
  • Knowledge of issues, liabilities, risks and mitigation strategies involved in asset and property management process.


  • Ten years' experience in asset management, building construction and project management.
  • Experience in life cycle management of physical assets.
  • Experience managing consultants, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Expertise in current real estate financial strategies and accounting processes.
  • Experience with customer relationship management

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to work effectively within diverse teams of specialists across multiple sectors
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a clear understanding of business practices; comfort dealing with technical, legal and financial data.
  • Excellent negotiation skills to manage and amend third-party service agreements.
  • Risk impact assessment and mitigation development skills.
  • Ability to find positive solutions to complex issues and problems with a diverse group of public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficient in the VFA Asset Management software and Microsoft Suite Office products.
  • Self-starter who is able to manage multiple priorities and to work in complex ever changing environment of evolving organization.