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Director of Land Development Job

Residential Construction / Home Builder Career Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Director of Land Development for a leading homebuilder in the Charleston, SC market.  The position will report to the Division President.  Experience with a home builder or developer is preferred as the builder is growing fast and is among the largest in the market.  If you have experience as a Land Project Manager, Land Development Manager, or VP / Director of Land Development, please review and apply below.

The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are very strong for this opportunity.

Director of Land Development Objectives

  • To effectively and efficiently coordinate the development of the 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.

Primary Responsibilities for the Director of Land Development Role

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 the 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 the start of home construction with Sales and Construction Departments.
  • Direct amenity construction to be complete at the time of the model opening.
  • Lead New Community Opening Meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for sale contract.

Director of Land Development Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering, Planning or Construction Management.
  • 5 years of combined experience in the Home Building Industry, with a minimum of 3 years of 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.

Industry Leading Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care – Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) With Company Matching Contributions
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays

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Charleston, SC

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