The Christopher Companies
Land Development Manager
Oakton, VA

Company Overview: We are a prominent new home/multi-family builder and developer with nearly 50 years of experience in creating exceptional residential communities throughout Northern VA, Delaware and Maryland. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship, innovative design, and customer satisfaction, we are dedicated to building homes that enrich the lives of our customers.

Position summary: We are seeking highly organized and motivated Land Development Manager to join our corporate team. In this role, the Land Development Manager will manage engineering design, estimating, budgeting, development, and dedication of site improvements of our communities and assist with feasibility studies (due diligence) for new acquisitions. Your attention to detail, strong communication skills, and ability to coordinate various construction activities will contribute to the overall efficiency and quality of multiple projects.

Salary varies based on relevant experience


Field Operations

  • Overseeing daily land development field operations on multiple projects
  • Managing contractors, verifying work completed/monitoring progress
  • Meeting with governmental agencies/inspectors/HOA’s
  • Coordinating land development work with homebuilding operations
  • Project dedication and bond release work


  • Request proposals, preparation & bid solicitation, negotiation, award, and contracting for professional services, attorneys & consultants
  • Manage & direct engineering & professional consultant objectives, schedules & work product
  • Facilitate project approvals/entitlements/land use and zoning changes through coordination with sellers, brokers, agency review staff, governmental officials, elected officials, & Toll Ops.
  • Initiate & obtain wetlands permits, Environmental Site Assessments, noise, fiscal & transportation studies as needed for approvals & Zoning efforts
  • Work with utility consultants & provide load requirements & assist with franchise utilities (electric, gas, telephone, CATV, water, sewer) dry utility layout
  • Assist with preparation of HOA documents, possibly serve on HOA BOD’s
  • Track, monitor, update project approvals timelines & schedules & routinely distribute to team

Office Operations

  • Establish & maintain accurate project development schedules
  • Establish & maintain accurate project development budgets
  • Invoice review/approval/coding, issuing Purchase Orders & Change Orders
  • Analyses and negotiations of bids/contracts/change orders
  • Land Acquisition Support – Assist or lead with project Due Diligence efforts (entitlements & approvals, development schedules & budgets)
  • Entitlements and approvals management (coordinating with consultants, performing plan review & value engineering)
  • Bond maintenance
  • All other duties as assigned


  • 3+ years’ experience in Land Development Management
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Value engineering
  • Ability to improvise/adapt/overcome obstacles
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Proficient computer skills and construction management software.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Construction Management or Civil Engineering
  • EIT or Professional Engineering License
  • Experience with construction project management software.

Vendors and General Public Contacts

Daily interaction with various division personnel, business partners, consultants and homeowners. Frequent external contacts where matters discussed require resourcefulness, patience, clarity and tact.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and carry materials and supplies weighing 50 pounds or less. Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. Able to drive a vehicle.

This position outlines the basic tasks and requirements for the position noted. It is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the associates.

We offer a competitive salary, opportunities for growth, and a supportive work environment. If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for construction, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume and any relevant certifications.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Oakton, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Land Development: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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