Job Description

Job Description Summary

We are searching for the right candidate to join our team as a Director of Land Planning & Development for our Phoenix Division located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Job Details

Primary objectives of this position are:

  • To effectively and efficiently coordinate the planning, entitlement and development of company-owned property to achieve business plans and financial objectives
  • To oversee the planning and entitlement process for all projects, oversee land development schedules and budgets, monitor development activities, oversee contracting process and track invoices/change orders
  • To understand all components of the development processes and timing/sequencing of all phases of those processes
  • To read contracts/development agreements/intergovernmental agreements/etc. and advise on suggested course of action to protect business plans and financial objectives
  • 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 building permits
  • To understand design-related components necessary to satisfy jurisdictional requirements
  • To build strong relationships at all the municipalities in which projects are being planned, entitled and developed
  • To stay informed of processes/requirements related to the business at governing agencies such as Maricopa County Environmental Services, Maricopa County Flood Control District, the Army Corps of Engineers, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, ADA, Maricopa Association of Governments, etc.

Primary responsibilities:


  • Inspect the site; assist in due diligence for new land acquisitions
  • Meet with engineers/planners/governmental agencies
  • Obtain development standards
  • Obtain fees due at building permit & building permit/school fee increases
  • Meet with engineering consultant vendors
  • Review subdivision/development agreement requirements (if applicable)
  • Prepare/Review preliminary budgets
  • Estimate hard costs
  • Estimate soft cost
  • Estimate assessment carry
  • Obtain land development fees and assessments
  • Review environmental mitigation requirements
  • Review reimbursement schedules
  • Prepare/Review preliminary "life of project" cash flow

Investment Applications:

  • Prepare/Review final budget
  • Prepare/Review final "life of project" cash flow
  • Report on site specific development issues
  • Write Investment Committee Application Sections
  • Manage a portion of the land development team (up to 4 direct reports possible)

Prior to Development:

  • Tentative map/Preliminary Plat/General Plan
  • 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
  • Obtain improvement plan approval
  • Direct civil engineer on final map development issues
  • Direct civil engineer on final map schedules
  • Obtain permits required for development (clearing, grading, encroachment, etc.)
  • Prepare trade specific scopes of work
  • Prepare trade specific bid packages
  • Evaluate and quantify bid results by trade
  • Write construction contracts by trade
  • Prepare dry utility companies applications for service construction
  • Coordinate with dry utilities on conflict resolution
  • Schedule and attend all pre-construction meetings
  • Mitigation monitoring
  • Review/submit master plot plan
  • Obtain internal approvals

During Development:

  • Manage team to complete day-to-day operations of engineering contractor
  • Manage team to complete day-to-day operations of all other trades
  • Manage team to complete day-to-day development activities
  • Assist field managers to direct all trades on conflicts to achieve resolution
  • Comply with all agency requirements
  • Inspect improvements to ensure compliance with plans
  • Coordinate start of home construction with contractors and agencies
  • Manage team to implement erosion control
  • Communicate to other Land staff and, if appropriate, Purchasing, Sales and Construction
  • Monitor schedules; work with VP Land Operations on meeting or exceeding expectations

Other - Development:

  • Oversee field managers to create subdivision punch list with inspectors
  • Oversee field managers to direct all trades on all corrective punch list measures
  • Work with HOA Specialist to implement maintenance measures
  • Oversee field managers to coordinate with all trades for periodic repairs
  • Ensure field managers are creating subdivision one year punch list with inspectors
  • Oversee field managers directing all trades on all corrective one year punch list measures
  • Obtain conditional use permit
  • Obtain temporary use permit
  • Obtain final map approval
  • Design review application (admin/public hearing)
  • Monitor mitigation
  • Coordinate and communicate with HOA/DRE
  • Prepare affordable housing program (if required)
  • Prepare disclosures (as needed)


  • Prepare/Review monthly cash flow projections for development and reimbursables
  • Update/Review each budget monthly for actual spent amounts
  • Prepare/Review development cash projections by month for budget
  • Prepare/Review development cash projections for Strategic Plan
  • Review, approve, code and process invoices
  • Review, approve and process contract change orders
  • Insure compliance to company policies and bid procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering, Planning or Construction Management
  • 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
  • Foster and maintain a strong team working environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Action and results oriented
  • Superior ability to successfully multi-task and utilize project management skills
  • Strong leadership and team focus A MUST
  • Must be able to grow talent and lead with humility and authority

Benefits of Working With Taylor Morrison

We are looking for dedicated professionals that share our values of putting the customer - and their needs - first.  In addition to a great team atmosphere, career development and advancement opportunities, we offer full-time employees an extensive benefits package, to include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care - Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Home Purchase Rebate Program
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Welcome to the Taylor Morrison, Inc. Career Portal

In order to be the best in the industry, you have to surround yourself with the best people. At Taylor Morrison, Inc., we are committed to being the best North American homebuilder as measured by our employees, customers, shareholders, and business partners.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury, and active adult customers. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. In addition, Taylor Morrison also offers home financing though Taylor Morrison Home Funding, providing professional and knowledgeable home mortgage options.

Taylor Morrison, Inc. is always looking for dedicated professionals who share our values.  Please use our Career Portal to view current job openings and apply for positions online.

Thank you for considering a career with Taylor Morrison, Inc.!

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Posted 25 Days Ago

Full time


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