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Director I - Division Land Development

Director I - Division Land Development

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From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore. 


We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career.


When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset


Meritage Homes is seeking a Director of Land Development that has expertise in the Nashville Market. 



  • 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.
  • Ultimate responsibility for all land development budgets and schedules.  This includes preparation of land development budgets and schedules during feasibility for submission to Corporate Land Committee, as well as maintenance throughout community development.
  • Assist Land Acquisition with the review of survey/title issues, and evaluate the overall technical and financial feasibility of a potential project.
  • Manage the preparation of joint development agreements (JDA’s), agreements with municipalities and private utilities, easements, licenses, and approvals necessary to allow a land deal to proceed.  
  • Manage preparation and verification of site development budgets, tentative/final maps and improvement drawings.
  • Review engineering estimates and work directly with engineers and municipalities in the design and processing of civil plans.
  • Prepare, and/or review all easements, maps, purchase agreements, governmental agreements, and legal documents.
  • Oversee the negotiation of contracts for services to be performed by land development contractors such as grading, wet utilities, dry utilities, streets, curb and gutter, sidewalks and landscaping.   
  • Supervise/coordinate with outside consultants including civil engineering, landscape architecture, dry utilities and soils engineering in preparation of required construction applications.
  • Coordinate with vertical, architecture, and purchasing on lot fit, utility locations, and access for sales and production start. Formulate land use plans.   
  • Oversee the preparation and creation of HOAs including CCRs and related documents and act as a liaison and board member as needed.
  • Direct the Land Development Department including department operations, budgets, staff development and oversight.
  • Monitor financial information on each phase of development.
  • Manage profit and loss operations.
  • Oversee all budgeting and continually review all accounting relative to active developments.
  • Respond to customer concerns and needs.


  • BA/BS degree in Real Estate, Finance, Construction Management, or Civil Engineering.    
  • Ten years of related experience; strong understanding of acquisitions and land development.
  • Local real estate knowledge extremely beneficial.
  • Supporting familiarity required in reimbursement agreements, purchase and sales contracts, entitlement issues, engineering and planning, and zoning issues.
  • Extensive experience in managing development of new communities.
  • Strong management capabilities with experience in managing people, department operations, budget preparation and pro-forma management, and a track record of managing and growing a strong team.

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