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Land Development Project Manager

Company: KB Homes
Location: Fresno
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About KB Home KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built over 650,000 quality homes in our more than 60-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional personalization we offer our homebuyers from those buying their first home to experienced buyers allowing them to make their home uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR certified, a standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new homes in America, and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable and better for the environment than new homes without certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our customers so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys. Build your career with KB Home. Learn more. JOB SUMMARY: The Land Development PM will be responsible for aiding in the preparation of quantity takeoffs, preliminary budgets, RFP's and interacting with contractors estimating departments, bid spread assessment and recommendation, draft contracts, managing field work at the community development sites level including pre-construction meetings, coordination between project subcontractors and municipal and City agencies; SWPP implementation coordination, changed condition management. Candidate needs to understand heavy-civil engineering field methods and procedures and be able read heavy-civil blueprints without training. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy * Under the direction of department leadership will Implement land development policies for the department to achieve desired results
* Manage land development projects in support of the divisions business plan.
* Recommend process improvements and implement final solutions to continually improve land development results.
* Build strong relationships with internal departments e.g. Sales, Marketing, and Production and Purchasing. Project Cost Management * Prepare detailed take offs from heavy-civil plans, prepare cost estimates and initial budgets for projects that account for all scopes of work needed to complete job.
* Evaluating Plans and making value engineering recommendations.
* Prepare draft bid scopes, RFP's, and quantity sheets.
* Prepare draft Bid Spreads and Bid Analysis to assist in award of projects.
* Review and update all project budgets weekly/monthly as needed to keep accounting system current and accurate. Bond Management * Assigned project tracking of bonds and path and schedule to exoneration.
* Follow-up with municipal agencies to obtain final sign-off letters for bond exoneration and participate in bond exoneration meetings, as necessary. Contract Management * Prepare draft vendor work agreements, RFI's, and changed conditions for review, and facilitate vendor invoice payment processing.
* Assist managing consultants performing civil design, joint trench design, landscape design, walls, SWPP design, soils reports, plot plans as necessary to keep the flow of work from disrupting community schedule. Contractor Management * Review, verify and report Contractor progress in field. Collect required weekly community reports and review for accuracy the same week they are to be received.
* Verification and reporting of site conditions and Contractor conditions to validate changed conditions. Business Management * Assist in preparation of budget updates, cash flows and projections for business plan. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: * College Degree preferred. Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering & Management is ideal. Experience: * The ideal candidate will have 5+ years in estimating and managing heavy civil projects at the field level. Specifically including all aspects of grading, wet and dry utilities, paving, masonry, civil and soils engineering and overall understanding of municipalities and agencies. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Must be detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.
* Must be familiar with blueprints, grading plans, improvement plans, landscape plans etc.
* Competently perform take-offs and prepare accurate budgets for heavy-civil work with infrequent supervision.
* Strong understanding of heavy-civil means and methods to accomplish construction of heavy-civil projects.
* Strong ability to identify risks in heavy-civil work.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Self-motivated and able to work independently.
* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be accountable in a team environment.
* Ability to stay organized and manages priorities in an efficient manner.
* Possess strong negotiation skills and experience.
* Mandatory to be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Microsoft Project Scheduling.
* Willingness to travel is required.
* Valid driver's license required. 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!

Keywords: KB Homes, Fresno , Land Development Project Manager, Executive , Fresno, California

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