Senior Land Development Manager in Austin, TX at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 11/1/2021

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description


Summary of Position Requirements

Oversees the field operations and field personnel of the land development department. Creates opportunities that fit company’s land development strategies and understanding of current market trends in land development and homebuilding.  To administrate various contractor/consulting/municipal contracts which provide for, and relate to, approval and development of residential properties.  Must have the ability to develop schedules, budgets and deliver within requirements.  Knowledge of land use approvals from local to state level.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Bond maintenance.
  • Oversee projects from initial design and permit approvals through construction, final plat recording, final certification and community turnover.
  • Ensure lot fits in early stages of design and throughout Site Plan, CD’s and plats
  • Ensure proper handings relative to road grades and utility service lines during deign and appropriate lot to lot grading step downs.
  • Ensure lot design specifications (slab, stem walls, crawl spaces, basements) are communicated to design consultants in early stages and to contractors during development and assure properly executed during development.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of new projects through use of construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, Geotechnical reports, Engineering and Architectural construction plans and permit compliance reports. 
  • This position must ensure timely and accurate design and installation of all land development improvements including but not limited to grading operations, water and sewer services, dry utilities, paving and sidewalks, hardscapes and landscape and landscape improvements to include but be limited to entrance and amenity features.
  • Development/Entitlement Budgeting
  • Responsible for NPDES and SWPPP management and compliance on developments and third party lot deals.
  • Provides leadership to managers to ensure coordination of project(s) between field and administration
  • Manage field personnel within Land Development Department
  • Manage construction of amenities utilizing Lennar homebuilding team when appropriate.
  • Ensures that contractual and other commitments are kept with contractors/consultants and trade partners and that they comply with all approved policies, procedures, ethical standards, applicable laws and regulations
  • Establish relationships with developers, contractors, consultants and approving governing authorities
  • Responsible for site improvement bidding and bid selection leading to site improvement contract negotiations
  • Responsible for value engineering during the design process to reduce improvement costs without sacrificing quality
  • Manage with entitlement process
  • Work with construction to ensure lots are delivered correctly to specifications according to the particular foundation designs required by home construction.
  • Critically review engineering plans to achieve best designs and accomplish value engineering during the design process to reduce development cost.
  • Oversee and coordinate planning, permit and construction process and effectively forecast long-term schedules and budgets
  • Oversee projects from permit approvals through construction, plat recording, final bond release and community turnover. Responsible for use of construction schedules, contract documents, land development budgets, environmental studies, Geotechnical reports, Engineering and Architectural construction plans and permit compliance reports.
  • Plan, schedule, budget and contract for above plus common elements such as entrance features, global landscape programs, maintenance contracts and community wide utility plans.
  • Overall material management planning and effective field operations
  • Negotiate utility extension agreements
  • Resolve issues with agencies having jurisdiction over project and region
  • Cash flow generation and maintenance
  • Ensure clear line of communication on projections of deliveries
  • Ensure efficient and seamless operations between LDM & Builder areas of responsibility
  • Support division and department goals and objectives
  • Interact with Sr. Management



Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in business administration, engineering, accounting, finance or similar program
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Land Development
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a Land Development management Role
  • HOA management experience a plus but not required
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in computer literacy, including spreadsheet analysis, project scheduling and data management software
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be detail-oriented and a problem-solver able to deal with complex situations.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict
  • Ability to build and motivate highly effective teams
  • Ability to effectively solve problems while maintaining positive team relations
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
  • Valid auto insurance coverage required.
  • Ability to lead a team.


Regular Full-Time

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