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Land Development Manager Job Opening in Indianapolis

Residential Construction / Home Builder Career Opportunity

A leading national homebuilder in Indianapolis is seeking an experienced Land Development Manager for their fast-growing division.  The position will support the development of all current and upcoming communities in the market and report to the Division President.  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.

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 the 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 company’s jurisdictions, 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 successfully delivering new projects through construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, geotechnical reports, engineering construction plans, and permit compliance reports.
  • Detailed 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, take reasonable precautions and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect against a loss

Land Development Manager Responsibilities

Before 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 the Sales and Construction Departments.
  • Direct amenity construction in parallel to the time of the model opening.
  • Lead New Community Opening Meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for the 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
  • Vacation and company holidays

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