Land Forward Planner - AZ - Tucson
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Land Forward Planner
AZ - Tucson 85716view map

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KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built nearly 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 STARŪ 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. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.


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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Acquisition Process
  • 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
Project Management
  • 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
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education 
  • College degree preferred in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture or a similar discipline. 
Experience 
  • 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-motivated 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)
  • Valid driver's license is 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!

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