Land Development Planning Manager


Highland Homes, a successful Florida home builder, is now hiring a Land Development Planning Manager! The Land Development Planning Manager is a new role on the land team who will manage various aspects of Land development projects including budgets and scheduling in collaboration with the VP of Land Development on the day-to-day. Due to our company's growth, this role is needed to help manage multiple land development projects and the work that each project requires. 

The position is based at our corporate office in Lakeland, Florida, with regular hours scheduled Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates must live in Central Florida or be willing to relocate to Central Florida for consideration.


Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day-to-day management of land development projects from planning and engineering all the way through construction plan approvals
  • Develop project budget estimates, financial obligations, and project schedules with the VP of Land
  • Support acquisition efforts by generating project budgets
  • Identify, select, procure, and manage a highly qualified subcontractor base
  • Manage contractor bid process including, but not limited to, preparation of RFP packages (scope, conditions, quantity estimates) schedule pre-bid and pre-award meetings, collection and analysis of submitted packages, summarize findings, and make recommendations for project award
  • Manage and complete pre-development items such as power pole removals, demolition of existing structures, well abandonments, etc
  • Review preliminary plans, construction plans, and associated revisions for value engineering opportunities
  • Manage several projects in engineering/permitting simultaneously and effectively in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
  • Coordinate and plan ahead for amenity components such as pool, cabana, walls, fencing, landscaping, playgrounds, and trails
  • Develop and maintain project budget and schedule performance reporting tools
  • Establish relationships with key trade partners; daily interactions with Architects, Engineers, current and potential trade partners
  • Maintain accurate and updated vendor files, contracts, pricing, and bids

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in civil engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of residential land development experience
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills
  • Must possess a professional attitude to represent the company in a positive manner
  • Ability to perform, in a professional manner, multiple detail-oriented tasks with simultaneous deadlines
  • Computer literate with the ability to work with Microsoft Office. Strong Excel and reporting skills are critical


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Holidays, vacations paid time off
  • Semi-annual team-building activities
  • Opportunity for advancement
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