Meritage Homes Corporation

  • Land Development Manager

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  • Responsibilities

    Responsible for overseeing development projects from pre-acquisition through closeout to ensure communities are delivered on budget and schedule.



    • Assist in development-related due diligence items for potential acquisitions, including preparation of budgets, schedules, and reviewing construction drawings
    • Value engineer plans during due diligence phase and as project develops
    • Provide detailed cost analysis and schedules for projects
    • Create bid packages for consultants and trade partners
    • Negotiate projects with consultants and trade partners to achieve most economical and efficient outcome
    • Provide detailed bid analysis, in order to award contract
    • Work with local, state, and federal jurisdictions to receive necessary permits for development
    • Present community information to internal and external groups
    • Post necessary sureties with appropriate agencies
    • Manage consultants, trade partners, governmental agencies, utility providers and others to keep projects on time and budget
    • Solve problems/conflicts to ensure schedules and budgets are not compromised
    • Oversee development budgets and cash flows from project conception to closing for accountability and accuracy
    • Coordinate with accounting departments for system updates and changes
    • Administer reimbursement agreements and procurements of those funds
    • Coordinate with internal departments for continuous improvement to maximize overall company profitability
    • Work with community team members to overcome customer and community issues
    • Develop and implement systems/processes that will improve operational quality and efficiency
    • Close out projects to receive surety release and municipal acceptance



    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills in Excel
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
    • Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to influence others and resolve problems in a positive manner
    • Ability to handle stress of dealing with governmental agencies and adapt/adjust to changing circumstances
    • Must be able to work successfully in a team environment
    • Sound judgment with high level of integrity to execute decisions with significant corporate impact and ability to balance company's business needs with its risk tolerance in changing financial marketplace
    • Self-starter, proactive, and creative, who takes initiative to address issues
    • Accurate with keen attention to detail
    • Analytical with ability to give, receive, analyze information, and interpret complex issues, in order to determine root problem and make effective decisions to bring issue to a successful conclusion
    • Highly organized and flexible with ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines, often with frequent interruptions and changing circumstances in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment


    • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or similar field
    • 5+ years development experience
    • Experience with production homebuilder or master developer (preferred)


    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




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