More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy (GRE), people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity.
We are currently looking for a Land Rights Lead who will be responsible for acquiring land rights necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of GRE’s transmission system and generation facilities. The land rights lead will also provide guidance and support to land rights field agent team and work with the department manager to identify efficiencies and consistency.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·Acquire governmental approvals and land rights needed for the construction, operation and maintenance of GRE's transmission system and generating facilities.
·Provide direction, guidance, and technical support to land rights field staff.
·Acts as the primary land rights point of contact for assigned project communication to work groups, member owners, public agency representatives, and other external entities.
·Knowledge typically acquired through a bachelor’s degree in real estate or related field plus 5 years of right-of-way experience required OR two-year technical degree in engineering, civil technology or survey plus 8 years of right-of-way experience.
·A real estate license or in the process of obtaining a license is preferred.
·A candidate must have a minimum of two-years leadership experience (formal or informal).
·A candidate must have a minimum of one-year (two year preferred) managing large transmission projects.
·Membership of International Right-of-Way Association is recommended.
·Knowledge and experience in all facets of land acquisition including easements, fee acquisition, leases, permits, etc.
·Knowledge of real estate law, governmental policies, land use planning and eminent domain is required.
·Knowledge of transmission design and construction procedures as well as ability to interpret engineering drawings.
·Knowledge and basic understanding of EMF issues.
·Ability to interpret engineering drawings.
·Skill in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use of the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution.
·Skill in developing and delivering effective presentations.
·Travel expectations throughout GRE’s service territory on average will range approximately between 20-30%.
Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, an on-site workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by June 25, 2021. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.
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About Great River Energy
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.