• Assistant Planning Manager - Northern California

    Thomas James Homes
    Job Description
    Assistant Planning Manager – Northern California
    TJH is the nation’s largest single lot infill builder specializing in urban scattered lot development where we buy a single house and build one new house in its place.  Having sold over $1bb of homes in Los Angeles, we are recognized as the national leader.  With offices in LA, OC and Silicon Valley, we are growing our product offerings to build for consumers.
    Thomas James Homes is currently seeking an Assistant Planning Manager to join our Architecture and Product Development team. You will be working on multiple residential projects within the Peninsula area. You will be responsible for support for our Land Development and Construction Department, along with processing and administrative duties associated with Design Review, plan checking, permitting, and obtaining state, city or county approvals.
    What You’ll Do:
    • Compile multiple plan sets for submittal, fill out permit applications, pick up permits from municipalities, communicate with involved parties to minimize turnaround time.
    • Pick up corrections, submit them to the Planning/Engineering Department and re-submit the corrected plans to municipalities.
    • Build relationships with neighbors and track all communications.
    • Assist in tracking framewalk and value engineering notes and keeping library plans up to date
    • Assist in overseeing design consultants to reduce turnover time on deliverables and improve accuracy.
    • Work with internal design team to build and manage library of color boards.
    • Assist in internal plan check process including creating checklists to improve accuracy of plans.
    • Upload all the necessary documentation to Salesforce/Box.
    • Research zoning and building codes and assist product development team in working through new project launch and plan check comments as it relates to site and architectural design
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the municipalities in which we operate.
    • Provide administrative support to department as directed by manager.
    • Prepare and update spreadsheets and maintain permit schedules.
    • Securing permits, including the preparation of application of design review submittals.
    • Exercise initiative in organizing and completing assigned tasks according to established guidelines, safety standards and procedures, deadlines and department parameters.
    • Solve problems by using good judgement based upon knowledge, experience, and common sense.
    • Organize time efficiently each day to maximize resources.
    Experience & Qualifications:
    • Demonstrates a commitment to the TJH Company Culture and Core Competencies.
    • Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Real Estate Development or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of experience preferably at a homebuilder
    • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills
    • Ability to efficiently use computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Outlook, etc., as well as Salesforce.
    • Strong interpersonal skill is a must in order to build and maintain strong working relationships with the municipalities in which we operate.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with various departments
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
    • Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of our DMV/background check
    • Experienced leadership team who values the input of their people
    • Health benefits and 401K
    • Awesome, talented employees with a phenomenal culture
    • Brand new Northern CA office with opportunities for growth
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