Development Specialist

  • R030103
  • Atlanta, Georgia, 30339


The Development Specialist will play a key role in project execution of ground up and Re-use retail development projects.  to ensure successful project delivery the Development Specialist will perform critical tasks as it relates to due diligence, design, entitlements and construction permitting.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to real estate development (i.e. engineering, architecture, construction, finance, economics. (relevant experience can be substituted for the required education based on two calendar years of experience for one academic year of education.)
  • 2 plus years of relevant experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company
  • Proven problem-solving and team building skills.
  • Proficient use of ms office, including word, powerpoint, ms project, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage complex projects with multiple work phases.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, regulations and developments codes and guidelines
  • Detail oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting strict deadlines

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct site specific code research and document findings related to zoning, entitlements, permitting, site/building design requirements, utilities, development fees, site encumbrances etc.
  • Prepare preliminary project schedule and budget impacts for senior management review and consideration
  • Identify project scope of work and consultants for each retail project
  • Prepare rfp’s for multidisciplinary external consultants, review proposals, prepare initial contracts + amendments
  • Establish  open  and regular communication and key points of contact with all municipal and other regulatory staff involved in acceptance and approval of the development project
  • Entitlement and permit preparation, submittal and tracking (Applications, fees, supporting docs etc)
  • Coordinate city meeting, community meetings, public hearings, site visits etc, prepare presentation materials, mailers, handouts etc. (will require travel to projects within assigned regions)
  • manage the procurement of utilities for all new store projects including new service, existing service modifications and relocations
  • Assist in the day-to day management of multiple development projects in various phases of development
  • Key competencies in understanding city/county development codes, zoning regulations, use restrictions and overall design standards           
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled project and team meetings
  • Manage and maintain internal databases
  • Create and maintain project tracking spreadsheet(s)and distribute to project team regularly

Working Conditions (travel & environment)

  • 15% travel required including air and car travel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a warehouse environment and moving vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet to moderate.

Physical/Sensory Requirements

Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Note:  Floor & Decor considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or familial status, veteran status, or based on any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Floor & Decor also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer at its sole discretion.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Bonus opportunities at every level

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Relocation opportunities across the country

  • 401k with discretionary company match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Referral Bonus Program

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and other Insurance Plans (subject to eligibility criteria)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Floor & Decor provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other category protected by law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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Benefits & Rewards

  • Bonus opportunities at every level
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Relocation opportunities across the country
  • 401k with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • A personal holiday and Volunteer Time Off program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and other Insurance Plans (subject to eligibility criteria)

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