Land Forward Planner - AZ - Phoenix
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Land Forward Planner
AZ - Phoenix

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Forward Planner works closely with the Land Acquisition Manager, Regional Construction Manager, and Project Managers to meet the Divisions business strategies.  The Forward Planner will be the liaison between KB Home and Governmental Agencies during the entitlement process as well as all departments in the Divisions.  The position will be responsible for coordinating and processing all development plans for new communities.

• Manage the feasibility of new land acquisitions
• Complete risk analysis, title review and a preliminary product analysis and make recommendations to senior leaders on next steps
ENTITLEMENTS - Work with Local, State and Federal agency staff on behalf of KB Home
• Process all Environmental applications and permits for approval
• Process applications for Planned Development, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Development Agreements, Design Review, General Plan Amendments, and Variances
• Attend, participate, and present at City Council, Planning Commission, and Public Outreach Events
PLANS & PERMITS - Manage processes from start to final approval, including conflict resolution:
• Tentative Maps, Final Maps, and Condo Plans
• Improvement Plans (in-tract and off-tract)
• Landscape Plans (model, production, parks, and other public amenities)
• Miscellaneous Plot Plans, Precise Grading Plans, and Phasing Plans
• Encroachment Permits, Environmental Permits, Building Permits
• Agency Agreements (Affordable Housing, Subdivision Improvement, Development, Reimbursement)
• Lot-line adjustments, Right-of-Way (ROW) Acquisitions, Easements, Land Dedications
• Form and fund community Facilities Districts, Assessment Districts
• Hire and manage a team of consultants to include: Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineers, Landscape Architects and Biological/Environmental/Cultural/Paleontologist/Archeologist consultants. Create and maintain consultant budgets
• Provide community development support to marketing, construction, sales and customer service including long & short form disclosures to sales, and act as community team liaison


• College degree preferred in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture or a similar discipline.

• 3+ years experience in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, Public Planning, or Forward Planning with a familiarity in dealing with Governmental Agencies and Project Management required
• Homebuilding or residential real estate a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Must be highly organized and detail oriented
• Self-motiviated to move projects to successful completion
• Must have excellent communications skills
• Must have excellent customer service and conflict management experience in order to represent KB HOME when interacting with government agencies
• Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, Power Point) 


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!