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Land Project Manager

Land Development Job Opening & Career Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Land Project Manager to support the growth of a leading private developer in Atlanta, GA.

We are looking for two Land PMs and two Superintendents in Atlanta.  One will be based on the NE I-85 corridor, the other will be based in Marietta.  Please mention your closest location when applying.

  • The position will support a leading land development firm that features many large-scale single-family master-planned communities.
  • Experience with a high-volume homebuilder or developer that develops communities from raw dirt is required.
  • A track record of successfully managing the development of clubhouses and mixed-use developments is preferred.
  • Forecasting, estimating, managing budgets are critical to success in this role.

Work for a company with an outstanding culture and work-hard-play-hard mentality.  This developer and its partners are growing quickly throughout the southeast and there will be many opportunities for career growth.

The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are very strong for this opportunity.  Please note that only candidates with high volume land development experience with a home builder or developer will be considered for this opportunity.

Land Project Manager 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.
  • Oversee projects from permit approvals through construction and final certification and community turnover.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of new projects through the use of construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, Geotechnical reports, Engineering and Architectural construction plans and permit compliance reports.
  • Development/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 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 reasonable safeguards to protect against a loss

Land Project Manager Responsibilities

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 completed at the time of the model opening.
  • Lead new community opening meetings.
  • Prepare disclosure documents for sale contract.

Qualifications For the Land Project 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.

Industry Leading Benefits:

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

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