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Land Development Manager

Neal Communities

  • Florida, Sarasota-Bradenton
  • Permanent

Neal Communities is proud to be recognized as the 2023 #1 Top Workplace in Sarasota & Manatee Counties. We’re currently expanding and looking for driven, positive Construction Managers to join our award-winning culture!

We are seeking a Land Development Manager to oversee the development of land projects in the Sarasota area. The ideal candidate will be responsible for site engineering through all agency approvals while creating and maintaining the project budget, schedule, and cash flow.


  • The People! We take tremendous pride in making a positive difference in our team's lives. Our employees are not just an asset to Neal Communities and its customers; they are essential to the success of our business
  • Outstanding Benefits - Health Care - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Excellent Compensation Package
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Long & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(K) with Company Matching Contributions
  • PTO & Paid Holidays
  • Employer Paid ID Theft Protection
  • Employee Home Purchase Discount Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Vendor Discount Program


  • Budgeting: Creates and maintains budgets for projects during feasibility to completion. Maintain cash flow for project's forecasted expenses in accordance with organizational goals
  • Schedules: Develops, maintains, and manages schedules for projects and executes activity within the appropriate time frames
  • Supervises: Helps select capable professionals to provide quality data and analysis related to land development activities as needed within established budgetary guideline
  • Identifies site constrictions: Identifies site conditions, including soils, environmental, habitat, etc., and impacts on development capabilities
  • Manages: The development and delivery of projects consistent with the organization's needs. Coordinates with various contractors and consultants
  • Coordinates with planning: Ensures input is provided by the planning and site development division and aids in coordinating product design
  • Documents: Oversees the required documentation for project permitting and completion
  • Maintains control over payments: Validates payment applications from consultants and contractors for projects under direct supervision
  • Government agencies and community: Coordinate as necessary with the municipal staff and agencies
  • Permits: Manages the application and receipt of all necessary permits required for land development activity
  • Schedules utility constructionCoordinate and schedule utility construction in accordance with the approved engineering plans
  • Processes change orders: Validates scope changes and budget changes for projects under direct supervision
  • Scopes of work: Develops and manages the appropriate scope of work for civil and all land development activities
  • Bidding work: Chooses competent professional consultants and contractors to perform services to meet business needs
  • Quality Control: Provides quality control and plan review of all project-related documents
  • Due Diligence: Assists acquisition team on due diligence for future land purchases
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.


  • Five to seven years in land development and entitlement planning in the home-building industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Business Accounting, or Construction Management.
  • Proven experience in land development management, including site selection, due diligence, entitlements, and construction oversight
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address complex development challenges effectively
  • Effective organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Detail-oriented with a strong sense of urgency


  • General sedentary work requiring the use of office equipment such as computers, copiers, printers, scanners and telephones
  • The ability to lift, carry, push and pull 20/60/100 pounds regularly
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain.
  • The ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Continuous walking, standing and moving about
  • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs
  • Works in various outdoor weather conditions

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace Employer.

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