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Land Development Manager Job Opening in Charlotte, NC

Residential Construction / Home Builder Career Opportunity

We’re teaming up with a leading national homebuilder with a division based in Charlotte in search of a highly skilled Land Development Project Manager to join their rapidly expanding division. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in supporting the development of numerous present and upcoming communities within the market. Candidates with prior experience in a high-volume builder or developer environment are strongly preferred.

This position offers a competitive compensation package, comprehensive benefits, and exceptional personal and professional advancement prospects. We welcome applications from local and non-local candidates, as we are committed to finding the best talent to contribute to our client’s success.

Land Development Manager Objectives

  • Effectively and efficiently coordinate the development of company-owned property to achieve business plans and financial objectives.
  • Create land development budgets, monitor work progress, and actively track invoices.
  • Understand all components of the development processes and the timing/sequencing of all phases.
  • Ensure the company’s ability to deliver lots on time with favorable development conditions.
  • Play an integral role in the planning process for the company’s jurisdictions, anticipating requirements for securing permits.
  • Understand design-related components necessary to meet jurisdictional requirements.
  • Oversee projects from permit approvals through construction, final certification, and community turnover.
  • Successfully deliver new projects within construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, geotechnical reports, engineering construction plans, and permit compliance reports.
  • Develop and manage detailed development and entitlement budgets.
  • Manage SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) compliance.
  • Assist management in negotiating purchase and sale agreements.
  • Prepare budgets, timetables, site plans, development plans, and specifications for land projects.
  • Meet with local, state, and federal officials to obtain entitlement and zoning approvals.
  • Identify and engage qualified bidders for engineering and development projects.
  • Review and oversee the completion of engineering plans to optimize costs and schedules.
  • Review payment applications from engineers and contractors and process for payment.
  • Maintain site security and implement safeguards to protect against loss or damage.

Land Development Manager Responsibilities

Before Development:

  • Coordinate the conceptual plans, preliminary plans, and final plats.
  • Submit and track subdivision, development, and reimbursement agreements.
  • Obtain necessary approvals for subdivision, development, and reimbursement agreements.
  • Secure approval for common area landscape plans.
  • Provide guidance to civil engineers regarding improvement plan issues and schedules, ensuring timely approval.
  • Collaborate with a civil engineer on final plat development issues and schedule.
  • Obtain permits required for development activities, such as clearing, grading, and encroachment.
  • Prepare scopes of work and bid packages for trade-specific contractors.
  • Coordinate with dry utility companies for plan preparation, service agreements, and easement dedications.
  • Schedule and actively participate in pre-construction and onsite progress meetings.

During Development:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the general contractor and their trades.
  • Oversee ongoing development activities.
  • Monitor and manage the development budget, updating schedules on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct inspections of improvements to ensure compliance with approved plans.
  • Coordinate the start of home construction in collaboration with the Sales and Construction Departments.
  • Direct the construction of amenities concurrently with the model opening.
  • Lead meetings for the opening of new communities.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for the sale contracts.

Qualifications For the Land Development Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, planning, or construction management.
  • Minimum of five years of combined experience in the home building industry, with at least three years specifically in land development.
  • Proven ability to anticipate potential obstacles and offer effective solutions.
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to implementing and executing plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver concise reports and presentations to the management team.
  • Proficiency in reading improvement plans, developing budgets, and understanding accounting principles.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in relevant software and tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiation techniques.
  • Action-oriented mindset with a focus on achieving results.
  • Exceptional multitasking abilities and proficient project management skills.

Industry Leading Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage, including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contributions.
  • Life insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
  • Generous vacation allowance and company holidays.

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