Land Planning & Entitlements Manager

Land Houston, Texas


Position at Century Communities

As a top 10 U.S. homebuilder—and the fastest-growing public builder for three years in a row—we know what it takes to be a market gamechanger, and that includes providing you with all the resources, opportunities and benefits to build a thriving and rewarding career.

Team members enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and sick leave, plus home and mortgage discounts. We also offer competitive salaries with the potential for discretionary bonuses and/or commission structure (depending on the position).

Our mission of building, financing and insuring A Home For Every Dream™ is only possible with the best talent in the industry. If that’s you—if you’re a self-starter, changemaker and thoughtful collaborator ready to take their career to the next level—then apply today!

The Houston Division of Century Communities is in search of a Land Planning and Entitlements Manager! 

Position Summary: 

As a Land Planning & Entitlements Manager working for Century Communities you will be responsible for leading the entitlement and pre-development process including zoning approvals, Municipal Utility District agreements, development agreements, consent agreements from applicable governmental entities, preliminary cost & engineering analysis, and 3rd party due diligence including environmental, geotechnical, survey and title reviews.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Performs as lead contact for due diligence
  • Oversee the entitlement process for the Division’s land acquisitions
  • Research approvals, permits, zoning, engineering plans, improvement estimates, off-site improvements/contributions, soils/geology, wetlands, utilities, and building costs of raw land for new home communities
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional relationships with officials and employees of municipalities and agencies with jurisdictional control over Division land acquisitions
  • Review and evaluate civil development plans for cost and time savings
  • Responsible for the creation of lot fits per Division standards 
  • Assist with preparation of Land Development schedules in MS Project


Knowledge, Skills and Background:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Planning/Land Development/Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the home building and/or real estate development industry
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete the job responsibilities with minimal outside supervision and direction
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read improvement plans, formulate budgets, understand accounting principles and read legal documents