Forward Planner / Entitlement Manager

  • Address : Clay County,Alabama,Yulee


We are seeking a professional and enthusiastic Forward Planner / Entitlement Manager to join our Jacksonville division. The ideal candidate will have an education and background in civil engineering, land use and / or real estate, preferably directly related to the homebuilding industry. The primary role of the Forward Planner / Entitlement Manager is to take prospective projects through the feasibility and entitlement process as well as ensure new projects are properly transitioned to the homebuilding and sales teams.



Perform due diligence procedures for potential land acquisitions Track permitting and impact fee costs by county

Pursue and obtain required land use, zoning, engineering and development approvals / permits from the various regulatory agencies for prospective projects


Coordinate and manage consultant teams which may include: civil engineers, legal counsel, environmentalists, architects, title agents and geotechnical scientists


Manage new community meetings weekly between the various departments (land, sales, construction, purchasing, and marketing) to ensure new projects are opened timely


Hold Sales Summit meetings with a project team prior to turning over a new project to homebuilding and sales




  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field (Finance and Real Estate are preferred).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project and Power Point)
  • Comfortable presenting ideas and solutions to leadership and key business partners
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with teammates


Dream Finders Homes is a privately-owned homebuilder with operations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Virginia and Maryland. We have been recognized as one of the fastest growing private building companies in the US. Here are some of the benefits we offer to full-time employees:


  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Time off
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Employee home purchase program
  • Vendor discounts

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Patrick Metcalf (

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