Civil Engineer – Land Planning

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Position in Lubbock

Civil Engineer – Land Planning

Core Functions

We are seeking a Civil Engineer with a passion for helping establish residential community visions and working alongside talented individuals to drive these visions through full design, construction, and into reality. You will enhance our Land Planning efforts by creating thoughtful community designs that appeal to consumer preferences while promoting grading, drainage and general design efficiency. You will also provide integral support to land acquisition efforts by providing conceptual layouts, preliminary cost estimates, and by identifying risks/opportunities during due diligence.  This is a new position being created with ample opportunity to expand responsibilities and to help establish new processes, tools, and standards to an expanding Land Department!

Role Values

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create community designs and layouts with a keen focus on balancing marketability with cost control
  • Preliminary engineering, as needed, prior to facilitating project transition to a third-party engineer for full engineering and construction plan sets
  • Create and implement innovative design standards to be incorporated into future communities
  • Facilitate the feasibility process for new land acquisition opportunities by creating conceptual layouts, preparing cost estimates, timelines, and identifying project risks and constraints
  • Coordinate with third-party engineers to ensure priorities are established, monitor project progress, and ensure Land Development is supported with timely receipt of approved construction plan sets
  • Review construction plan sets from third-party engineers to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and cost effectiveness
  • Collaborate with municipal staff to garner their support for new community designs and zoning cases
  • Collaborate with municipal staff to ensure compliance and correct interpretation of ordinances and zoning requirements
  • Periodic visits to active developments and communities to monitor conformance to design specifications and municipal standards
  • Provide technical guidance regarding community design, construction, or program modifications and needs

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 4 or more years of relevant land development engineering experience
  • Experience with drainage calculations
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills – must be able to clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Must be able to operate both autonomously and in a collaborative environment
  • P.E. License preferred

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Work in a temperature-controlled environment with occasional job site visits
  • Vision for near, mid-range, and far, in addition to hearing for low, medium, and high pitch
  • Must be able to perform all job expectations safely with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license and must be able to be insured by company fleet insurance
  • Ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds

Hours & Schedule

  • 40 to 50 hours per week, Monday through Friday during typical business hours
  • After hours and weekends may be necessary on occasion for trips, city events, etc.
  • Occasional travel to other company regions or event locations is required (these trips almost never require an overnight stay, and can be made in a company vehicle)


  • Competitive compensation, including profit sharing
  • People-first culture, working alongside talented team members who genuinely care for each other
  • Ability to apply your gifts and talents for a purpose that is bigger than profit
  • Healthy work/life balance, including up to 5 weeks paid time off, the ability for you and your family (or a guest) to travel the world on company-sponsored mission trips, and much more
  • Many growth opportunities across our rapidly growing family of companies
  • Be a real owner by accumulating company stock through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). While we cannot guarantee future performance, we can say our ESOP stock has grown on average by 30% year-over-year (CAGR) for more than a decade!
  • Attend world-class training events and participate in countless opportunities for professional, personal, and spiritual development
  • Office within one of Texas’ most attractive campuses (take a peek at
  • Eligible for employee home discount (up to 10% discount after the first year)
  • Company-issued iPhone with unlimited data service
  • Generous and comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical plans with options for dental and vision, as well as employer-paid life, AD&D, and LTD insurance
  • Work for an organization that truly loves its people, which is evident by our 4.5+ star rating on (Go read what our team members say about working at Betenbough Homes)
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