Senior Development Manager

Phoenix, AZ  •  Full Time

Job Description

Thompson Thrift is looking to hire a full-time Senior Development Manager for our office in Phoenix, Arizona. As the Senior Development Manager, you will assist the Retail Development team on our construction projects. In this role, you will be responsible for taking our commercial real estate projects from concept to completion. You will be responsible for handling a variety of commercial projects from build to suit retail and industrial projects, to large mixed-use projects. 

You will participate with team members on acquisition, city/county coordination, site and building design, permitting, design meetings, construction administration, and acts as the representative of the owner. You will also be responsible for preparation site investigation reports, cost at completion reports, project status reports, and maintaining project files. 

Our preferred candidate will have knowledge of real estate transactions, general contracting methods, be detail oriented and purpose driven to set and meet deadlines.


  • Preliminary Conceptual Site Planning.
  • Overall Project Coordination Up to Hand Off for Construction.
  • Soft Cost Budgeting.
  • Development Schedule.
  • Due Diligence – Title, ALTA, Phase I/II, Geotech.
  • Full Entitlements.
  • Civil and Architectural Design Plans.
  • Full Permitting.
  • Organize/Maintain Project Files.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Education/ Experience 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field required.
  • 7+ years' experience in a Real Estate or Commercial Project Management position.
  • Computer literate with experience in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project and ProCore.


  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to relate well across the organization and with clients.
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills are needed.
  • Knowledge of Real Estate Transactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Detail oriented, purpose driven.
  • Able to set and meet deadlines.

At Thompson Thrift,  we work to fulfill our mission daily ‘to positively impact our team members and the communities we serve.’ As a successful, 30+ year development and construction company, we are looking for team members who are inspired by our mission and share our core values of leadership, excellence and service. Our construction teams work in a driven, fast-paced work environment and have tremendous room for professional growth. Full time position with benefit package including health insurance, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, 401K and paid time off.   

Are you ready to join our team?