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Land Forward Planner
at KB Home
Orlando, FL

Land Forward Planner
at KB Home
Orlando, FL

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KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 38 markets in 8 states across the nation.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 38 markets in eight states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as second move-up and active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, our industry leadership in sustainability helps to lower the cost of homeownership for our buyers compared to a typical resale home. We take a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the first national builder to have earned awards under all of the U.S. EPA's homebuilder programs - ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense® and Indoor airPLUS®.

JOB SUMMARY: The Forward Planner is responsible for managing the day-today activities of the feasibility process, oversee the timely collection of consultant & regulatory receivables, and bridge the gap between the acquisition and development teams in the kickoff of new communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Feasibility-Due Diligence

  • Initiate and complete all necessary due diligence for new acquisitions under the guidance of the VP of Planning & Development
  • Obtain proper estimates for phased consulting agreements and coordinate collection of all data through closing. Assist VP of Planning & Development in the preparation of initial development budgets

Entitlements

  • Entitle all phases of new communities post Land Committee approval, including necessary planning, platting, dry utility coordination, engineering, PUD coordination, etc.)
  • Coordinate all necessary consultant reports including but not limited to Geotech, biological, acoustical, traffic, etc.

HOA's

  • Work with Legal to produce and maintain appropriate HOA documents for new communities
  • Work with respective HOA Management Companies to manage HOA's during declarant control period
  • Work with respective HOA Management Companies to manage HOA design review committees and approval of homeowner improvement requests

Vendor Compliance

  • Shepard vendor set up process for all new land vendors. Work closely with RAC/Risk Management to troubleshoot all vendor setup issues, master agreement issues, etc.

Community Opening Support

  • Provide community development support to marketing, construction, sales, and customer service
  • Assist marketing with sales/model complex signage and city sign permits
  • Provide all plans and support to construction with city approvals
  • Provide sales with support & disclosures, plot plans, CC&R's, short & long form disclosures, CC&R's etc.
  • Support land development through construction and help facilitate regulatory acceptances

Bonding

  • Manage the performance bond process
  • Work with civil engineers and appropriate jurisdictions to determine bond requirements for obtaining new bonds
  • Track all outstanding bonds and work with jurisdictions and contractors to manage the timely exoneration of bonds
  • Assist with updating budgets accordingly if bond is still in process

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications/Licenses

  • Bachelor's Degree required - Prefer degree in related field (Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or similar discipline)

Experience

  • 2-3 years minimum of prior exposure to Civil Engineering, Architecture, Public Planning, and/or Forward Planning with a familiarity in dealing with governmental agencies and project management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Action oriented, with the drive to push projects to successful closure. Bias for action
  • Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer's perspective
  • Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics
  • Strong ability to work within a team setting, inclusive of other's ideas
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate succinctly and accurately
  • Ability to negotiate and influence a plus
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (at least intermediate level)
  • Strong technical and analytical skills

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Solutions, RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Work Type: fulltime

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