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Horizontal Design & Entitlements Manager

Washington, DC

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NRP Investments LLC is currently seeking a Horizontal Design & Entitlements Manager.

Under the direction of the VP of Design and Entitlements, the Civil Engineer Land Development Manager works closely with Developers, Design Managers, Project Managers, and construction personnel; Jurisdictional Agencies/Regulators; and outside consultants. Primarily responsible for managing project Due Diligence, Entitlement, Horizontal Design and Consultants and processes from project conceptualization through permitting.

Essential Functions Statement(s):

Due Diligence, Design, Permitting and Project Closing


  • Vetting, commissioning and finalizing consultant proposals and change orders for due diligence and horizontal design.

  • Early identification of all discretionary and quasi-discretionary approvals and other site constraints and design factors which could influence overall project viability, cost, and schedule.

  • Review, edit and finalize due diligence studies to include: Review of seller provided due diligence documentation; Full Feasibility Study; Geotechnical Study; Boundary, Topographic and Tree Surveys; Phase I/II ESA’s; Environmental Assessments; Wetland and Waters of the US Assessment; Noise and Traffic Studies; and other special studies as required.

  • Coordinate and review all entitlement and horizontal design packages in addition to gathering internal comments from design and construction personnel from concept through permitting stages.

  • Work with VP of Design and Entitlements to lead and or assist in securing Brownsfield and related approvals from Local, State and Federal agencies.

  • Manage municipal plan preparation and approvals for drainage, roads, water, sewer and major infrastructure improvements, both on site and off site.

  • Coordinate preparation and processing of submittals and resubmittals to involved agencies / entities.

  • Assist and coordinate the responses and negotiations for complying with regulatory review comments in all submittals except vertical design.

  • Coordinate preparation, internal review, approval, and recordation of agreements, easements, plats, and other legal documents.

  • Assist in securing final approvals and permits including discretionary, site work, and building.

  • Work with internal teams to value engineer projects during design and after pricing milestones.

  • Assist Construction Personnel in working with franchise utility providers to finalize designs, refine costing, and coordinate with wet utilities (public and private).

  • Assist internal personnel in preparation of certain closing docs, compilation of studies and study updates for closing, answering of lender and equity questions and issues.

  • Preparation of complete Handoff Document for internal reference. Document to include list of post-closing items and tasks as well as related due dates.

  • Support Construction Personnel with preparation and processing of plan revisions and clarifications; municipal issues and the like, as warranted, during construction.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

    Project Management & Administrative:

  • Primary manager of due diligence and horizontal design and design consultants.

  • Provide design related information to and communicate with relevant project team members including: Developers, Vertical Design Managers, Development Project Managers, and Construction Personnel; Consultants and other groups / individuals.

  • Coordinate internal reviews; maintain project status information / logs; schedule and organize internal and external work flow.

  • Manage consultant team (coordinate with Vertical Design Manager on vertical-related consultants) in preparation of design plans at various stages of Discretionary Approvals, Schematic, Design Development and Construction Documents in concert with the project schedule.

  • Coordinate recurring team design and coordination meetings including issuance of agendas and minutes

  • Preparation and updating of detailed project schedules covering design through permitting.

  • Responsible for detailed preparation, vetting, and updating of soft cost budget.

  • Maintain master project issue list related to all tasks, primarily horizontal design, entitlements and other scopes as warranted.

  • Manage, oversee, and direct Assistant Civil Engineer Land Development Manager(s), as required.

  • Meet project deadlines, with attention to detail, accuracy & budget.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Real Estate, or Land Planning preferred
    Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience; Working knowledge of residential and commercial real estate, due diligence, design, and construction processes; General knowledge of Jurisdictional Agencies’ entitlement and plan review processes.
    Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of Microsoft Project or related software a plus


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