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Land Development Manager

Posted on

Nov 11, 2020

Summary of Position

A Land Development Manager will lead multi-disciplinary teams of consultants and contractors to develop award-winning residential real estate communities throughout the greater Houston area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning and vision of all development activities.
  • Create and hold parties accountable to the development schedule for all design and construction activities for project-related work.
  • Steward the budget for the design and development of multi-million dollar communities.
  • Review and analyze engineering and architectural construction plans and contract documents.
  • Coordinate with engineering, architectural, legal, financial, and environmental consultants.
  • Coordinate the planning, design and construction of all community infrastructure (roads, utilities, water and sanitary sewer facilities, electric power, gas, telecommunication utilities, etc.)
  • Coordinate the planning, design, and construction of all community amenities (recreation centers, swimming pools, monuments, landscaping, parks, playgrounds, greenbelt walking trails, etc.)
  • Function as the liaison between Friendswood Development Company and various governmental agencies, including local city, county, and state officials, utility districts, homeowner associations, school districts, etc.
  • Initiate bond application reports and submittals, and follow through with bond sales and recoveries

Education and Experience Requirement

  • BS in Civil Engineering, Construction Science, Real Estate Development, Urban Planning, or related field
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Proficiency with current computer programs and technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, outside agencies, business partners, consultants, and homeowners

Preferred Experience/Qualities:

  • Professional Engineering licensure (PE) certification or qualification
  • 3-10 years of experience in the residential real estate development industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Default proactive mindset
  • Humble – willingness to learn from others
  • Takes personal ownership over the outcome of responsibilities entrusted
  • Strong desire to become an effective leader
  • Actively participates in and pursues continuing education opportunities.

Physical Requirements

Our work environment is highly collaborative.  The Land Development Manager is expected to participate in all planning stages during the development process and effectively implement the plan.  This role requires working in the Friendswood Development office, working remotely from job sites, and meeting at consultants’ and governmental officials’ offices.

This is primarily an active position which requires the Land Development Manager to have the ability to work in excess of eight hours a day, if needed, the ability to operate a motor vehicle, climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds.  The Land Development Manager must be able to operate computer equipment, see, speak and hear. Finger dexterity is required to operate an iPad and phone.  Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associates. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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