Birmingham Land Development Manager  

At Smith Douglas Homes, we pride ourselves on being one of the fastest growing, privately owned home building companies in the country.  We are looking for a Land Development Manager to join our team in the Birmingham, AL metro area.  Smith Douglas Homes is proud to offer a competitive benefits package to our employees as well as a family type work environment.

Position Summary:

This position will manage and monitor the development progress of land and lots, and ensure new communities and/or lots are delivered within budget, in a timely fashion, and to the standards consistent with the expectations set in the Development Specifications and for the Smith Douglas Production model.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Meet with the Land Acquisition Manager to review new land deals, VDL acquisition opportunities, and provide input as requested.
  2. Order and review third party reports during due diligence and confirm suitability for the intended use. Identify site constraints and propose solutions and projected costs as needed.
  3. Work with project engineers, soil consultants, wetland consultants and other development consultants to complete lot fit exhibits, septic designs, lot matrices, fine grade plans, and erosion control plans.
  4. Liaison with development partners and third-party fee developers during all stages of the development of new communities, delivery of lots, and completion of neighborhoods; and advocate for Smith Douglas’s interest.
  5. Work with the Division team to identify mail kiosk locations, create monumentation and entrance plans, amenity plans, open space plans, and landscape plans; communicate to development partners when applicable.
  6. Procure proposals and budgets for monuments/entry features, landscape plans, fencing, and/or mail kiosks. Obtain necessary approvals, easements, permits, and oversee installation.
  7. Initiate the lot transfer process, inspect lots, and manage lot acceptance checklists through final of all lots, amenities, open spaces, and other common space areas within the community.
  8. Inspect communities for completion and coordinate resolutions with development partners through the life of the project until all common areas are accepted by the HOA.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Land Management, Business Management or related field.

Experience: Approximately 3 – 5 years previous land development experience as well as working knowledge of residential construction or similar industry. 

Other:  Incumbent must have a well developed network of land development related trades.

  • We are an equal employment opportunity employer and a certified Drug Free Workplace.

About Smith Douglas Homes

New home builder, Smith Douglas was recently recognized by Builder Magazine as the 7th fastest-growing private builder in the United States and the 40th largest builder in the Builder Top 100 Rankings. Smith Douglas Homes has over 40 years of industry experience and is widely recognized for constructing quality homes at affordable prices in the


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