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ManpowerGroup Land Forward Planner in Tucson, Arizona

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 38 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is giving our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their needs. And as the first builder ever to make every home we build ENERGY STARĀ® certified, KB Home is able to not only design thoughtful living spaces but ones that lower the cost of homeownership. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting

JOB SUMMARY: The Forward Planner works closely with the Land Acquisition Manager, Regional Construction Manager, and Project Managers to meet the Divisions business strategies. The Forward Planner will be the liaison between KB Home and Governmental Agencies during the entitlement process as well as all departments in the Divisions. The position will be responsible for coordinating and processing all development plans for new communities.


Acquisition Process

  • Manage the feasibility of new land acquisitions

  • Complete risk analysis, title review and a preliminary product analysis and make recommendations to senior leaders on next steps

Entitlements - Work with Local, State and Federal agency staff on behalf of KB Home

  • Process all Environmental applications and permits for approval

  • Process applications for Planned Development, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Development Agreements, Design Review, General Plan Amendments, and Variances

  • Attend, participate, and present at City Council, Planning Commission, and Public Outreach Events

Plans & Permits - Manage processes from start to final approval, including conflict resolution:

  • Tentative Maps, Final Maps, and Condo Plans

  • Improvement Plans (in-tract and off-tract)

  • Landscape Plans (model, production, parks, and other public amenities)

  • Miscellaneous Plot Plans, Precise Grading Plans, and Phasing Plans

  • Encroachment Permits, Environmental Permits, Building Permits

  • Agency Agreements (Affordable Housing, Subdivision Improvement, Development, Reimbursement)

  • Lot-line adjustments, Right-of-Way (ROW) Acquisitions, Easements, Land Dedications

  • Form and fund community Facilities Districts, Assessment Districts

Project Management

  • Hire and manage a team of consultants to include: Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineers, Landscape Architects and

  • Biological/Environmental/Cultural/Paleontologist/Archeologist consultants. Create and maintain consultant budgets

  • Provide community development support to marketing, construction, sales and customer service including long & short form disclosures to sales, and act as community team liaison



  • College degree preferred in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture or a similar discipline.


  • 3+ years experience in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, Public Planning, or Forward Planning with a familiarity in dealing with Governmental Agencies and Project Management required

  • Homebuilding or residential real estate a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented

  • Self-motivated to move projects to successful completion

  • Must have excellent communications skills

  • Must have excellent customer service and conflict management experience in order to represent KB HOME when interacting with government agencies

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, Power Point)

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.