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Innovation Endeavors

Development Manager

Aro Homes

Aro Homes

Sales & Business Development
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
Who we are:
Aro Homes is a thriving, purpose-driven company on a mission to redefine residential construction. Aro Homes was founded to create well designed, precision engineered homes that are beautiful, livable, and durable, while being built multiple times faster and having a positive impact on the environment.
We are a diverse and experienced group of passionate and curious designers, builders, engineers, product developers, and businesspeople who are passionate about and committed to delivering on our mission. We’ve demonstrated there is a massive opportunity to reduce waste and improve sustainability while building homes in a fraction of the time it takes traditionally. We utilize a repeatable, multi-disciplinary, and product-driven approach which is unique in the industry. We are funded by world-class investors who care about transforming industries for the better, including Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. If you share the desire to leave a lasting positive impact on the world and to join a strong culture of intelligent, passionate people, then let’s start a conversation.
What you will be responsible for:
Aro Homes is seeking a dynamic leader and construction management professional with an understanding of systems and procedures to support our site operations as a Development Manager. Aro Homes’ single family infill projects are located primarily in Mountain View and the surrounding Peninsula. This role reports to the Director of Project Development and is responsible for driving the end-to-end process for getting projects ready for construction as efficiently and quickly as possible. This mission critical role will own driving efficient entitlement and utility planning including project feasibility and assessment, management of third-party consultants, pre-construction activity, plan checking and obtaining state, city and county approvals for all development activity.

What You’ll Do:

  • Successfully plan and complete all land development activities on a portfolio of lots including site due diligence, project budgeting and feasibility, and coordinating permit submission and revision.
  • Develop and control the project’s land development and permitting schedules and coordinate workflows and critical path schedule to accelerate project cycle times.
  • Conduct site assessments and define land development costs in collaboration with the Acquisitions and Site Operations teams.
  • Build positive relationships with neighbors and the community and build and maintain strong working relationships with the municipalities in which we operate.
  • Build strong communications and relationships with relevant third parties including arborists, surveyors, civil engineers, etc.
  • Pick up corrections, submit them to the Planning/Engineering Department and re-submit the corrected plans to municipalities. Build and maintain strong working relationships with the planning and building departments in the towns in which we operate.
  • Work closely with Utilities to expedite and streamline the disconnect and reconnect of all required utilities.
  • Secure permits for demolition activities including all required plans, permits and notices.
  • Obtain temporary power pole permit and inspections
  • Provide administrative support to department as directed by manager.
  • Manage and pay all required Impact and Development Fees in preparation of Building Permit issuance.
  • Anticipate and solve problems while always seeking to drive continuous process improvements.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Process driven approach with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicator across mediums.
  • Facility using project management software – Smartsheet's, MS Project, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must; build and maintains strong working relationships with customers, co-workers, trade partners and inspectors.
  • 3-5 years' experience in residential in fill development.
  • Ability to assess and make decisions about site specific conditions – landscaping, civil, trees, soil, etc.
  • Degree in Construction Management/related field or equivalent experience desired.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of our DMV/background check.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to join an outstanding start-up team and grow a purpose –driven company from the ground up.
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits.
  • Equity in the company.
At Aro Homes, we are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation to fill out an application, please do not hesitate to let us know at people@aro.homes. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.