Land Development Manager

Location US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Construction Management
Location : Location


When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.


As a Land Development Manager (Construction Manager) with Hines, you will manage all activities associated with the construction of horizontal lot development improvements while adhering to the project schedule, budget, lender and/or ownership (partner) requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Coordinate and facilitate general construction activities related to single family lot development and single-family rental projects with a focus on delivering lots in both new and active projects. Construction responsibilities include lots, hardscape, softscape/landscape, amenities, etc.

  • Assist in preparation of project budget at outset of project, and monitoring budgets throughout project life including reprojecting costs quarterly.

  • Directly monitor, supervise, and review contractors' work as it relates to budget, schedule, and contracts.

  • Hire and Direct activities of architects, engineers, and other necessary consultants.

  • Ensure overall adherence to the project schedule, budget, lender and/or ownership (partner) requirements.

  • Prepare construction updates for the development group and/or ownership.

  • Prepare and monitor cost estimates, budget updates, and change order reports.

  • Review working drawings related to developments and public utilities, as well as house plans, drawings, and elevations from the builders in the developments. Approve builder elevations and plans.

  • Administer change order procedures and contractor progress payments.

  • Control project documentation and historical data regarding construction.

  • Design and construct amenities and signage alongside landscape architects, including space planning, budget preparation, material selection, cost estimating, construction contracts and cost monitoring. Amenities may include Amenity Centers, Pools, Playgrounds, walking trails, etc.

  • Encourage a safe working environment and reviews all required OSHA and Worker's Compensation safety and accident reports with the General Contractor.

  • Review and Execute Contracts from contractors and consultants concerning all phases of development.

  • Assist Director in Acquisitions efforts and entitlements for pipeline projects including resolving potential utility, drainage, public financing, environmental, and other site related items.

  • Serve as HOA board member on all active projects until homeowner transitions. Responsibilities include general HOA management activities, architectural and residential approvals, creation of organizational documents, creation of annual HOA budget, handling resident communications, and attendance of all HOA meetings.

  • Have a working knowledge of public infrastructure including MUDs, PIDs, and other related infrastructure vehicles, and have working knowledge on MUD formation as well as detailed experience with MUD eligible costs and reimbursements.

  • Work directly with home builders involved in developments, assisting in creating builder term sheets and contracts, approval of builder home designs and architecture, and meeting with builder to create a workable land plan.

  • Coordinate with all utility providers within our developments to ensure that utilities such as cable, gas, power, etc. are delivered to the community in timely fashion.


Minimum Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in construction science, engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Six or more year of general contractor or construction related experience with two of the years being in a management role.
  • Demonstrate understanding and successful application of general construction terminology and processes.
  • Read and interpret construction related manuals, research/instructional reports, safety rules, and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work.
  • Read and interpret detailed construction drawings and specifications and communicate findings with team.
  • Negotiate and interpret the intent of contract documents and mediate disputes as needed.
  • Analyze and interpret various types of data to draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy.
  • Maintain a calm demeanor in emergencies.
  • Compose business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using proper format, punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
  • Speak before an audience with confidence, using appropriate communication skills/style.
  • Demonstrate strong initiative.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working atmosphere among staff and contractors.
  • Exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
  • Perform numerical and financial calculations including calculating surfaces, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office software including excel, MS project, PowerPoint, and scheduling software.


Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 240 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees a portfolio of assets under management valued at approximately $160.9 billion¹, including $81.7 billion in assets under management for which Hines serves as investment manager, and $79.2 billion representing more than 172.9 million square feet of assets for which Hines provides third-party property level services. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,450 properties, totaling over 485 million square feet. The firm has more than 180 developments currently underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of December 31, 2020.



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