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A regional homebuilder in Atlanta is seeking an experienced Land Development Manager.  The LDM role for this builder is all-encompassing and focuses on acquisition support, entitlement, planning, zoning, and development.  Therefore, we need someone very dynamic with a wide skill set.   Experience with a high volume builder or developer is preferred.

The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are very strong for this opportunity.  Local and non-local candidates will be considered.


  • To effectively and efficiently coordinate the development of company-owned property to achieve business plans and financial objectives.
  • To create land development budgets, monitor work and actively track invoices.
  • To understand all components of the development processes and timing/sequencing of all phases of those processes.
  • To secure the company’s ability to deliver lots on time with conditions of development beneficial to the company.
  • To play an integral role in the planning process for the jurisdictions in which the company operates, anticipating all possible requirements needed to secure permits.
  • To understand design-related components necessary to satisfy jurisdictional requirements.
  • Oversee projects from permit approvals through construction and final certification and community turnover.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of new projects through the use of construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, Geotechnical reports, Engineering and Architectural construction plans and permit compliance reports.
  • Development/Entitlement Budgeting.
  • Responsible for SWPPP management and compliance.
  • Assist management in negotiating terms and specifics of purchase and sale agreements.
  • Prepare budgets for the entitlement, zoning, and development of the Division’s development projects
  • Prepare timetables or schedules for the entitlement, zoning, and development of land projects
  • Assist in preparing site plans, development plans and specifications for land projects
  • Meet with local, state and federal officials to obtain entitlement and zoning approval of community development plans
  • Obtain qualified bidders for the engineering and development of division projects
  • Review and oversee completion of engineering plans and assist in saving costs and improving development schedule
  • Review applications for payment from engineers and contractors and present for payment
  • Oversee and protect the site against loss or damage from any cause, and take reasonable precautions and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect against loss


Prior to Development:

  • Conceptual Plan/Preliminary Plat/Final Plat.
  • Submit/track subdivision, development and reimbursement agreements.
  • Obtain approval of subdivision, development and reimbursement agreements.
  • Obtain common area landscape plan approval.
  • Direct civil engineer on improvement plan issues and schedules and approval.
  • Direct civil engineer on final plat development issues and schedule.
  • Obtain permits required for development (clearing, grading, encroachment, etc.).
  • Prepare trade specific scopes of work and bid packages.
  • Coordinate with dry utility companies for plan preparation, service agreements, and easement dedications.
  • Schedule and attend all pre-construction and onsite progress meetings.

During Development:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the general contractor and their trades.
  • Manage day-to-day development activities.
  • Manage development budget and update schedules weekly.
  • Inspect improvements to ensure compliance with plans.
  • Coordinate start of home construction with Sales and Construction Departments.
  • Direct amenity construction to be complete at the time of model opening.
  • Lead New Community Opening Meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for sale contract.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering, Planning or Construction Management.
  • 5 years combined experience in the Home Building Industry, with a minimum of 3 years land development experience.
  • Attention to detail A MUST.
  • Ability to anticipate possible obstacles and propose favorable solutions.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to implementation and execution.
  • Concise writing and public speaking/presentation skills are desirable for reporting to the management team.
  • Ability to read improvement plans, formulate budgets and understand accounting principles.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Action and results oriented.
  • Superior ability to successfully multi-task and utilize project management skills.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care – Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) With Company Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Home Purchase Rebate Program
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Atlanta, GA

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