Jun 18, 2024

Architectural Plans Manager

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Washington, UT, USA

Job Description


D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder in the U.S., was founded in 1978 and is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. It is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes designed principally for the entry-level and first time move-up markets. The Company also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.  Please visit our website at for more information.

D.R. Horton, Inc. is currently looking for an Architectural Plans Manager. The right candidate will negotiate, work with and bind municipalities on all design review and construction document approvals.  Lead and direct outside architectural and engineering firms in preparation of approved house plans.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collaborate with Sales Manager to choose plans for new and existing communities
  • Oversee the submittal and approval process for selected plans in residential projects
  • Create forecasting schedules and begin negotiations with municipalities 6-8 months prior to community opening
  • Finalize negotiations with municipalities and obtain plan approvals 1-2 months prior to community opening
  • Negotiate and work with the staff of municipalities to bind specific design requirements, ensure timely approvals on all construction documents, plans and revisions
  • Secure, negotiate and manage outside consultants, architects and engineer contracts
  • Manage outside consultants, architects and engineers in the development of new plans and new product implementation as direct by senior management
  • Draft, document and oversee correspondence to architects, engineers, and manufacturers relating to correction of any approved plan changes
  • Work closely with job site personnel coordinate and ensure plan changes are implemented and resolve plan discrepancies and/or questions
  • Oversee the approved plan documents and the coordination of plan changes and/or plan corrections with other company departments to include Purchasing, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Construction
  • Oversee and authorize payments to outside consultants, architects and engineers
  • Maintain knowledge and documentation on current permitting processes at all municipalities for active communities
  • Review architectural plans for building code compliance and builder's predetermined construction compliance details
  • Perform site visits and frame walks as required
  • Review structural framing, roof trusses, and foundation plans for value engineering
  • Verify that architectural, structural engineering, roof trusses and foundation are correct and accurate
  • Perform routine on-site inspections to verify architectural plan compliance with the Construction Department as necessary
  • Conduct all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company
  • Ability to travel overnight


Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly manages two or more employees in the Operations Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; 
  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic residential construction knowledge, ability to understand technical plans and drawings
  • Must have a vehicle and a valid driver's license
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral form or via DRH application
  • Proficiency with MS Office and email


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • Experience in construction phase documentation
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards preferred
  • Knowledge of CAD and other drafting programs is preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and attention to detail


Come join a winning team with a Fortune 500 company! We are growing fast and are looking for enthusiastic attitudes and team players to join our success. We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • 401(K)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal Time and Company Holidays

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: Operations 

Primary Location

: Utah-Washington 


: Home Builder 


: Full-time 

Job Posting

: Jun 17, 2024, 5:00:00 AM 



Job Requirements

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