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Director, Land Development

New Home Co.

  • Oregon, Portland-Vancouver
  • Permanent
  • $150,000 to $175,000 per year

New Home Co. is a new generation homebuilder focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes in major metropolitan areas in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. NEW HOME was named 2019 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder and is a multi-year recipient of "The Eliant" for Best Overall Customer Experience in the multi-divisional builder segment.

At New Home Co., we believe that PEOPLE matter. The strength of our homes is built upon a foundation of focused, energized, visionary and dedicated team members. Our goal is to provide a workplace that supports you in doing the best work of your life. 

Check out NWHM's 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report 

Position Job Title: Land Development Director

FLSA Status: Salary Exempt

Position Summary

This Director of Land Development is a leader within the Oregon division. He or she has responsibility for due diligence, land planning and development as well as internal project management and external consultant team management.

Specific Job Duties

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the growth of Division, by leading the Due Diligence for new communities.
  • Design land plans that align with consumer we are targeting to serve.
  • Manage consultant and internal Project Management teams.
  • Manage design and approval of Grading Plans, Improvement Plans, and Dry Utilities
  • Develop schedules and budgets for development.
  • Actively manage start-up activity to open communities per Business Plan and coordinate turnover with vertical construction team. 
  • Assist in the design and development of community amenity programming to leverage off civil design needs.
  • Manage land development trades and internal team to ensure schedule and budget adherence.
  • Manage Bond issuance, reductions, and turnover.
  • Manage SWPPP and Dust Permit requirements and adherence.
  • Coordinate Will Serve letters and CAWS type approvals.
  • Preferred Degree:  Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Business

Managerial Responsibility

Does this position supervise other employees?  Yes          

Position Qualifications


  • College degree required. Preferred degree in Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Construction Management and/or Business. 


  • 10 – 15 years’ experience in residential home building
  • Experienced manager of direct reports 
  • History of strong recruitment, development, promotion, and retention of team members.


  • The most qualified candidate will thrive in a high growth environment and will naturally lead by fostering a culture of positivity and employee engagement through leadership and actions.
  • Must be computer literate with experience in Windows, Excel and Word.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the division.
  • Ability to read and understand plans, entitlement, land acquisition agreements and other documents as required to perform duties.
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a cohesive team dealing with complex projects
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job in accordance with corporate requirements and professional business practices.


  • Position requires driving as needed, frequency varies by location.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • This position often requires driving during the workday. As a contingency of employment, a background check, inclusive of an MVR, will be completed. 

Base Salary: The expected base salary range for this position is between $150,000 to $175,000 per year, depending on experience and skillset. Base Salary is paid bi-weekly, every other Friday. Additionally, this position is eligible for an annual bonus based on divisional and individual performance.

Benefits: In addition to competitive medical, dental and vision coverage, New Home Co. provides comprehensive benefits to eligible team members and their dependents, generous paid time off policies, like vacation, holidays, sick leave, jury duty, and bereavement; paid disability, parental and military leave; company-sponsored and voluntary term life, AD&D, and short- and long-term disability insurances; a 401(k) retirement plan with bi-weekly employer matching of 50% up to the first 8% of team member contributions; as well as a wellness incentive program.

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Similarly, the work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Activities

The activities that are essential to performing the position duties include:

  •  Bending
  •  Lifting: From 1 (lbs) to 15 (lbs)
  •  Reaching
  •  Seeing: Full Color Vision
  •  Hearing
  •  Repetitive Motion (i.e. Gripping)
  •  Typing
  •  Talking 

Environmental Factors

The environmental factors involved with the job duties and work location include:

Normal Office

Noise Level: Low to Moderate (Corporate/Sales Office Environment)

New Home Co. retains the discretion to add or change job duties at any time.

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