Meritage Homes Corporation

  • Forward Planning Director

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  • Responsibilities

    To direct the Entitlement and Forward Planning process for all community developments in the Division.  Directs projects through relevant phases of the Acquisition/Corporate approval process and proceeds through all aspects of securing entitlements for new communities including general plan changes, zoning, tentative and final maps. Manage projects with key stakeholders to bring communities to market in compliance with underwriting.




    • Prepare, and/or review all easements and partnership, development, governmental agreements, and legal documents.
    • Make presentations to municipal decision-making bodies, other quasi-government entities, and HOAs.
    • Negotiate with government agencies to acquire the appropriate zoning, development and other agreements, and preliminary plats.
    • Coordinate DRE and CC&R processing. Set up HOA s and acts as a Liaison and Board member.
    • Assemble HOA Docs for ERP and DO submittals.
    • Analyze HOA financials.
    • Drive and coordinate with key stakeholders (Land Development, Land Acquisition, Division President, etc.) to generate accurate schedules to bring communities to market.
    • Frequent communications with civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, escrow officers, title officers, city and county planning staff and city and county engineers and consultants.
    • Responsible for the attainment of all Entitlements through the relevant jurisdictions for properties for which the Division has opened Escrow, or already acquired.
    • Review/complete entitlement research and preparation.
    • Prepare, and/or review all easements and partnership, development, governmental agreements, Joint Development Agreements, Cost Share Agreements with private parties, and legal documents.
    • Attend Development Review meeting and City Council meeting, as necessary.



    • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred



    • Five (5) years of management/supervisory experience in homebuilding and land development with a specialization in forward  planning and entitlements 

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to read and interpret lot plans and  plat plans
    • Ability to create/implement work plans, prepare written  materials and articulate goals and action plans
    • Analytical; with the ability to give, receive, analyze information, and  interpret complex issues in order to determine the root problem  and  make effective decisions  to bring the issue to a successful  conclusion
    • Highly organized and flexible; with the ability to prioritize  multiple projects and meet deadlines, often  with frequent interruptions and changing circumstances, in a high-volume, fast-paced  work environment


    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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