Job Description

Job Description Summary

As a Land Acquisition Director working for Taylor Morrison you will effectively and efficiently coordinate the acquisition of new property or the development of company-owned property to achieve business plans and financial objectives. Create land development budgets, monitor work and actively track invoices. Important to understand all components of land acquisition and development processes and timing/sequencing of all phases of those processes. You will read contracts and advise on suggested course of action and secure the company’s ability to deliver lots on time with conditions of development beneficial to the organization. In addition you will 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.

Job Details

We trust that as a Land Acquisition Director you will: (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 trade vendors
  • Review subdivision/development agreement requirements (if available)
  • Prepare preliminary budget
  • Estimate hard costs
  • Estimate soft cost
  • Estimate assessment carry
  • Obtain land development fees including Mello-Roos and assessments
  • Review environmental mitigation requirements
  • Review reimbursement schedules
  • Prepare preliminary "life of project" cash flow


  • Prepare final budget
  • Prepare final "life of project" cash flow
  • Prepare final timeline of events schedule based on Tract Pie
  • Report on site specific development issues
  • Prepare fit list
  • Write Planning Sections

Prior to Development:

  • Tentative map
  • 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

During Development:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of engineering contractor
  • Manage day-to-day operations of all other trades
  • Schedule surveying
  • Schedule soils earthwork testing
  • 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
  • Implement erosion control
  • Communicate to other Land Resources staff and, if appropriate, Sales and Construction
  • Monitor schedule; work with VP Land Resources Management on meeting or exceeding Commit to Quality expectations (no or negative variance between "proposed" model opening date, per LPE, and actual opening date)

After Development:

  • Create subdivision punch list with inspectors
  • Direct all trades on all corrective punch list measures
  • Implement maintenance measures
  • Coordinate with all trades for periodic repairs
  • Monitor maintenance period
  • Create subdivision one year punch list with inspectors
  • Direct all trades on all corrective one year punch list measures
  • Finalize PDs
  • Obtain conditional use permit
  • Obtain temporary use permit
  • Obtain final map approval
  • Design review application (admin/public hearing)
  • Obtain approval of model landscape plans
  • Monitor mitigation
  • Coordinate and communicate with HOA/DRE
  • Prepare affordable housing program (if required)
  • Prepare disclosures (as needed)


  • Prepare monthly 3-month cash flow projections
  • Update each budget monthly for actual spent amounts
  • Prepare development cash projections by month for P-1, P-2, P-3
  • Prepare development cash projections for three year strategy plan
  • Review, approve, code and process invoices
  • Review, approve and process contract change orders
  • You are willing to perform other duties as assigned

What you will need: (competencies, behaviors & attributes) 

  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Self-Knowledge

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Planning or Construction Management
  • 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
  • Maintain BIA /political affiliations
  • Maintain bond council affiliations
  • Maintain network of colleagues and brokers
  • Monitor and manage buyer negotiations/issues
  • Keep abreast of local market land transactions
  • Strong computer skills
  • Attention to detail

FLSA Status: Exempt

Will have responsibilities such as:

  • Interviewing, selecting, and training employees;
  • Setting rates of pay and hours of work;
  • Appraising productivity; handling employee grievances or complaints, or disciplining employees;
  • Determining work techniques;
  • Planning the work;
  • Apportioning work among employees;
  • Determining the types of equipment to be used in performing work, or materials needed;
  • Planning budgets for work;
  • Monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance;
  • Providing for safety and security of the workplace

Essential Functions:

Successful job applicants will be able to perform these functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Report to Division/Corporate Office/Community daily and adhere to schedule
  • Ability to oversee direct reports daily and provide guidance as needed
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer and/or electronic device
  • Ability to have face to face conversations with customers, co-workers and higher level manager
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and move around work environment as needed
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Comply with company policies and procedure

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

*Taylor Morrison experience and/or successful completion of training program may override required education and/or experience requirement.

Job descriptions are not intended as, nor should be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.  They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job duties and responsibilities essential for making fair pay decisions about the job.

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 14 Days Ago

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