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Horizontal Design Manager - (Contract 1099)

Columbus, OH

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The NRP Group, LLC is currently seeking a Horizontal Design and Entitlements Manager (1099 Contractor) in Columbus, OH.

Under the direction of the VP of Design and Entitlements, the Contract Horizontal Design and Entitlements 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

multi-family 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
Other Requirements: None

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