Job #: 2020-005
Location: Midland, TX
Type: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
Essential Job Duties:
- Acquire easements, lands, leases and permits required to facilitate the company’s operations.
- Draft and negotiate land related agreements, including but not limited to easements, licenses, deeds, assignments, purchase agreements and options.
- Analyze title opinions and cure title issues.
- Assist with implementing and setting standards for departmental processes and procedures.
- Provide leadership and guidance to the Land Service Companies and Agents as needed.
- The position will include frequent interaction with federal, state, and local governmental.
- Develop and maintain good landowner relationships. Coordinate communications between Contractors, Construction and landowners.
- Monitor changes in regulations and land rights to ensure policies and procedures are updated accordingly.
- Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and application of land and negotiating principles, theories and concepts.
- Possess comprehensive knowledge of Texas State Bill 18 and the impacts in regards to Condemnation.
- Have extensive understanding of land and right-of-way department interacts, advises and collaborates with business development, engineering, operations, legal, regulatory and other professional groups.
- Possess required computer skills sufficient to assist in upgrading the file management record system and research capabilities.
- Ability to develop and implement plans requiring mitigation of encroachments within company easements.
- Other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Land Management, Energy Management, Business or a related field.
- Must have a minimum of 7 years experience in performing all aspects of land and right-of-way, with a minimum of 5 years direct experience in the pipeline industry working on both regulated and non-regulated projects.
- Knowledgeable in all aspects of right-of-way, including project management, acquisition, title, permitting, budgeting, cost forecasting, operation, due diligence, public relations, community outreach and solid understanding of general regulatory and legal issues.
- Strong Capital Project experience preferred, with emphasis in the Permian Basin.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and time management skills.
- Possess strong negotiation skills as well as experience recognizing, analyzing, and resolving difficult negotiating situations.
- Possess a good understanding of applicable county, state and federal regulatory rules and procedures.
- Strong PC skills, including MS Office Suite and Land Information Systems.