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Director Land Development

Director Land Development

Director Land Development

Howard Hughes
Phoenix, AZ

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The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with an unrelenting passion for excellence. While his achievements in aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investments in real estate that form the foundation of our company. With passion, determination and limitless imagination, he built one of the great American empires of the 20th century. At Howard Hughes, we live by our purpose to help people discover new ways of experiencing life - because it’s not just buildings and places that matter, it’s what you do with them that can change the way people live.

We aspire to be the most creatively driven real estate company in the world and we believe in fostering a culture that is built to last by cultivating curiosity and empowering every employee to find their story in this great organization.

Dedicated to innovative placemaking, The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops award-winning master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: The Seaport in New York; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Director of Land Development will have an opportunity to help lead the development of our newest and largest master planned community in Phoenix’s West Valley. The primary responsibility of the Director of Land Development is working with internal departments, providing construction input and knowledge for projects during land acquisition, project management, and construction. She/he will oversee installation of offsite and onsite improvements, manage the land development team, and deliver improved commercial parcels and residential lots.


  • Create development budgets for offsite, onsite, and lot improvements including administering and maintaining budgets through the entire life cycle of a project.
  • Create a development schedule inclusive of the entire development life cycle.
  • Work closely with Project Manager(s) to verify costs and accuracy of development schedules.
  • Manage the preparation agreements with municipalities and private utilities, easements, licenses, and approvals necessary to allow a land deal to proceed.
  • Participate in design coordination and value enhancement meetings for grading, improvement, joint trench, and landscape/amenity plans.
  • Review engineering estimates and work directly with engineers and municipalities in the design and processing of civil plans.
  • Supervise/coordinate with outside consultants including civil engineering, landscape architecture, dry utilities, and soils engineering in preparation of required construction applications.
  • Manage and coordinate the creation and assembly of bid documents including plans, specifications, reports, scopes of work, and schedules.
  • Ensure timely bidding, negotiate the best value for labor & materials, and contract all subcontractors required to build the project per the project schedule.
  • Manage the processing of contracts, purchase orders, change orders and maintain accurate backup ensuring timely completion of the process.
  • Finalize and distribute the development schedule in conjunction with regional goals.
  • Ensure all OSHA, health and safety guidelines, codes, SWPPP, BMP’s, and municipality laws are followed by all employees, subcontractors, and customers throughout the life of the project.
  • Manage and coordinate the installation and maintenance of all stormwater prevention and BMP’s throughout the life of the project.
  • Coordinate subcontractors and inspectors for completion of land development milestones, including meeting with jurisdiction and agency officials as needed to maintain schedule and budget.
  • Oversee, manage, and support the completion of all land development activities for the project inclusive of coordinating efforts with construction for the building of the model homes, new home gallery, and project amenities.
  • Ensure timely completion of land development activities and successful opening of community and receipt of permit approval by all agencies having jurisdiction.
  • Approve invoices via electronic program to maintain company pay policies.
  • Manage and support tract acceptance and bond exoneration.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Major/emphasis in Planning, Engineering, and/or Construction Management preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in Land Development in the real estate industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong understanding of Tentative Maps, Final Maps, Soils Conditions, Dry Utility Design and Civil Improvement Drawings.
  • Strong understanding of government approval processes necessary to obtain preliminary approvals and construction permits required for residential infrastructure construction.
  • Demonstrated experience in the homebuilding industry and general knowledge of residential infrastructure and home construction.
  • Understand the residential building industry, municipality building codes, regulations, construction plans, and maps.
  • Must have a clear understanding of subcontractor’s duties and knowledge of soil conditions, grading, and survey.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with internal team members, external agencies and municipalities, consultants, and subcontractors.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle a multitude of projects simultaneously.
  • Must have problem-solving, prioritizing abilities, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Must efficiently execute tasks without sacrificing quality.
  • Valid unrestricted Driver’s License; vehicle insurance.
  • Passionate, Entrepreneurial and Dedicated to Success.

Job Type: Full-time

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