Project Manager

Project Manager

Spartanburg, SC

Project Manager

Land Development Team

Position Summary 

Coordinates and drives the entire process of transforming raw land into viable real estate assets from initial site selection through approvals, permits, construction and final platting. Works closely with production and finance team to keep projects on schedule and budget. Responsible for pulling in various support staff to work together with engineers, governmental agencies and builders to get lots platted and delivered to customers. This is a full-time salaried position and comes with a vehicle, phone and laptop computer or pad. Intended to be out in the field about half the time. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Acquisition / Feasibility / Entitlement
  • Evaluates initial site conditions with Acquisitions Team (AT)
  • Gathers, orders and/or reviews all due diligence materials with assistance from AT 
  • Manages the entitlement process including obtaining necessary permits, approvals and licenses
  • Investigates zoning regulations, environmental factors, infrastructure requirements and other relevant aspects
  • Provides subcontractors with bid sets, obtains quotes and assists with selection of subcontractors
  • Participates in value engineering with engineer and subcontractors during the design process to reduce improvement costs without sacrificing quality 
  • Occasionally attends public hearings, community meetings and other forums to address concerns and secure project approvals
Project Management
  • Develops and implements project timelines, budgets and resource allocation plans
  • Coordinates development plans with external partners including architects, engineers and subcontractors to deliver completed, ready-to-build home sites
  • Assists the Construction Team with onsite inspections to ensure compliance with the design specifications, quality standards and deadlines 
  • Negotiates utility extension agreements with other in-house staff
  • Handles NPDES and SWPPP management and compliance on developments
  • Constantly updates budget and schedule
  • Reviews and approves job cost invoices weekly
  • Communicates regularly with builder customers regarding job progress
  • Serves as primary contact to resolve onsite issues 
  • Implements safety protocols and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Fosters positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including local communities and governmental agencies
  • Monitors project until final closeout, working closely with other staff to obtain a final plat, and serves as liaison for completion of all amenities, entrances and turnovers

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, civil engineering, construction management, accounting, finance or similar program or combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in land development, real estate development or similar role
  • Strong knowledge of land use and environmental regulations and zoning codes 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills of computer literacy, including word-processing, spreadsheet analysis, project scheduling and data management software
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Must exercise initiative and achieve objectives with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict
  • Ability to build and motivate highly effective teams
  • Ability to effectively solve problems while maintaining positive team relations
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record and auto insurance


Comprehensive BCBS medical insurance paid at 100% for the employee, two weeks’ paid vacation minimum (more with experience). Allowance for sick days and generous personal leave policies, 401(k) with up to 6% match of the employee’s salary, annual performance and profit bonuses. Vehicle, gas, cellphone and laptop provided.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to



Developing the Best Neighborhoods in Upstate South Carolina from the Ground Up

In partnership with the top regional and national homebuilders, Mark III Properties develops the most sought-after neighborhoods in Upstate South Carolina. For decades, and particularly in the last five years, we’ve been—by far—the most active developer in the Upstate. About one third of all new homes in the booming GSA metro are built on lots provided by Mark III Properties. Our communities are top sellers as tracked by real estate sales data year after year, and our partnership with Sumitomo Forestry America has strengthened our financial foundation and enhanced our corporate structure, better positioning us for continued growth and success. 

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