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We are seeking an experienced Director of Land Acquisition and Development for a leading homebuilder in the Denver, CO 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 and/or Acquisition, 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:

  • Effectively and efficiently coordinate the development of the company-owned property to achieve business plans and financial objectives.
  • Create land development budgets, monitor work and actively track invoices.
  • Understand all components of the development processes and timing/sequencing of all phases of those processes.
  • Secure the company’s ability to deliver lots on time with conditions of development beneficial to the company.
  • Play an integral role in the planning process for the jurisdictions in which the company operates, anticipating all possible requirements needed to secure permits.
  • Understand design-related components necessary to satisfy jurisdictional requirements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR DIRECTOR OF LAND DEVELOPMENT:

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:

  • Lead day-to-day operations of the general contractors 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 completed at the time of model opening.
  • Lead New Community Opening Meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for sale contract.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER:

  • 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.

BENEFITS FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER:

  • 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

We partner with leading homebuilders across the country.  We invite you to browse more homebuilding jobs in sales and marketing, construction, executive management, finance, purchasing and land throughout our site.

Denver, CO

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