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Manager - Land Acquisition

San Diego, CA 92128

Posted: 05/16/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Number: 563423 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

Scope of Job: The Manager, Land Acquisition will be primarily responsible for designing and implementing land acquisition campaigns to support project development pipeline goals and support field-based land needs for projects in implementation and operations and conducting real estate project due diligence on acquisition opportunities. The Manager, Land Acquisition is also responsible for leading regionally assigned land acquisition staff and resources, advanced land acquisition negotiations, developing and maintaining relationships with local officials or stakeholders, conducting update meetings for stakeholders, quality control of Land Agent work product, and project reporting to an assigned region. The Manager, Land Acquisition should have experience choosing consultants and managing consultant deliverables.
30% - Participate in and oversee day to day activities of Land Acquisition team in achieving measurable progress on multiple land acquisition campaigns, while working closely with the Director, Land Acquisition to ensure results-based targets are attained on budget and on schedule.
20% - Assist Land Acquisition team with special meetings that require advanced negotiations skills for leasing land, land purchases, collection and transmission line easements, access roads easements, title curative instruments and crossing agreements, including the development of negotiated terms and conditions, working in collaboration with the Director and internal/external real estate counsel as needed.
15% - Work with regional teams to design and implement land acquisition campaigns, including identification of landowners within prospective sites, initiating contact and meeting with individual landowners to articulate the benefits of company’s value proposition, and negotiating contracts with landowners and/or landowner attorneys for participation in proposed renewable energy projects.
10% - Conduct weekly updates with Region Development staff regarding priority tasks for projects and submit a weekly status report(s) to maintain up-to-date summary of project activities. 10% - Conducts Stakeholder meetings, presentations and maintain relationships with Stakeholders throughout the land acquisition and development process.
5% - Collaborate with Land & Community Engagement senior leadership to ensure corporate land acquisition policies are taught to, shared with, and adhered to by land acquisition teams.
5% - Assist Community Relations teams and regional staff with maintaining existing landowner communications via project update phone calls and letters, quarterly newsletters, and project update meetings as needed. Manager, Land Acquisition 2 09/2021
5% - Other duties as assigned
Supervision of Others: 0-5
Qualifications: (Degree/Certifications/License/Experience/Specialized Knowledge/Skills) RPL or CPL through American Association of Professional Landmen preferred Local Notary license preferred, or the ability to obtain one.
Education/Experience – Requires a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business, Marketing, or related field. A minimum of 5 years of land acquisition experience. A minimum of 3 years direct management experience of a team of land agents.
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities – Proven sales, account acquisition and account management experience are a must. Advanced contract drafting and negotiation skills required Task and detail-oriented problem solver with exceptional organizational skills. Experience developing and promoting fact-based recommendations to management for approval Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office, and CRM software. Excellent verbal, written communication, and public speaking skills. Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as a team player, required.
Physical Requirements: Ability to travel 50% or more of work time.
Working Conditions: 50% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 50% of time is spent outside of the office visiting vendors’ and/or internal customers’ sites in additional to attending various conferences and meetings.
Fiscal Responsibilities: Scheduling, forecasting, tracking, and reporting control of the land acquisition budget for the region on all land acquisition campaigns.
Reasonable Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be provided by our client to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as defined per Company policy.

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