Position Filled

Land Development Manager

Residential Construction / Home Builder Career Opportunity

We’re teaming with a leading regional homebuilder in Denver who is seeking an experienced Land Development Manager. The ideal candidate will be ambitious and willing to learn in a fast-paced environment.  This project manager position will manage numerous projects within multiple municipalities around the Denver metro area. 

The position will report to the Vice President of Homebuilding Operations at this fast-growing division, and experience with a high volume builder or developer is preferred. The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are solid for this opportunity.  At this time, only local candidates will be considered.

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 development conditions beneficial to the company.
  • To play an integral role in the jurisdictions’ planning process 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 construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, geotechnical reports, engineering plans, architectural construction plans, and permit compliance reports.
  • Development and 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 the completion of engineering plans and assist in saving costs and improving the 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 appropriate safeguards to protect against a loss.

Land Development Manager Responsibilities

Before Development:

  • Submit/track subdivision, development, and reimbursement agreements.
  • Obtain approval of subdivision, development, and reimbursement agreements.
  • Obtain standard 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 completed at the time of the model opening.
  • Lead New Community Opening Meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for sale contract.

Qualifications For the 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.
  • 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 includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
  • 401(k) with company matching contributions
  • Employee and dependent life insurance options
  • Vacation and company holidays

Apply Below and Follow Us on LinkedIn Here

Quick Apply

  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
Unable to upload a resumé?
Resumés can be sent here.