Land Development Department Manager

OWN, Inc. Kansas City, MO

In 2023, we changed our name from Anderson Engineering, Inc. to OWN, Inc. to be more reflective of our team and the mindset that makes us go. While the name may be new, the links to the past have led us to what we are today: a community of talented employee-owners driven by mutual success.

OWN, Inc. is an engineering firm that believes in the power of employee-ownership. Our talented team builds futures while helping shape the built environment across the country from our offices in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Florida. We serve the Private Development and Public Infrastructure markets with core offerings of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Surveying, and Field Services. No matter the project or scope, our clients enjoy problem-solving and service that goes beyond the expected.

We are looking for a Land Development Department Manager to join our Kansas City team.

The Land Development Department Manager will lead teams of engineers to manage and execute Land Development projects in and around the Kansas City area. 


  • Provide leadership and growth opportunities for the Land Development department, including financial management, customer service, and client management.

  • Create and monitor project scope, design schedules, design budget, and design contracts.

  • Collaborate with the Office Manager and Human Resources team in regards to staff recruitment, mentoring and training, performance, reviews, and compensation. 

  • Champion OWN’s five guiding principles through establishing a culture of ownership, responsiveness, mutual success, and fun. 

  • Implement company/department standards and processes while enforcing quality control requirements

  • Assess projects to reduce and manage risk 

  • Monitor each team member’s performance and provide mentorship, coaching, and performance improvement plans as needed

  • Collaborate with IT to ensure that the team is well resourced and trained in the latest technological tools and equipment. 


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or related field preferred

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri preferred

  • 10-15 years of engineering experience focused in Land Development projects 

  • Experience in business development activities such as managing client relationships, pursuing new project opportunities, and developing lasting client relationships

  • Experience in project management activities such as determining project requirements, establishing scope of work, and determining design budgets.

  • Extensive experience in leading teams preferred

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 

When you join us, you can find your own way through…

1. Community Giving of time, treasures, and talents to fulfill personal passions and show up in your community.

2. Empowerment. Our employees are given full reign and the trust to make decisions in the best interest of their clients and teams.

3. Flexibility. The freedom to be a professional. The freedom to be a person.

4. ESOP. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is owned 100% by employees – equitably, a fact most employee-owned firms can’t claim.

5. Having fun. Laughing, jokes, high fives, celebrations – we take our work seriously but not ourselves.

6. Teamwork. A sense of belonging, learning from those around you, and feeling like you’re on the winning team.

It is the policy of OWN, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to their race, age, color, physical handicap or disability, military service record, religion, sex, national origin or any other categorization protected by law, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program.

OWN, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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