Participate in and oversee day to day activities of the Land Acquisition team in achieving measurable progress on multiple land acquisition campaigns, while working closely with the Executive team to ensure results-based targets are attained on budget and on schedule.
Lead Land Acquisition team with 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 Executive team and internal/external real estate counsel as needed.
Lead, mentor, and develop 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 the company's value proposition, and negotiating contracts with landowners and/or landowner attorneys for participation in proposed renewable energy projects.
Conduct weekly updates with Region Development staff regarding priority tasks for projects and submit a weekly status report(s) to maintain an up-to-date summary of project activities to the executive team.
Conducts Stakeholder meetings, presentations and maintains relationships with Stakeholders throughout the land acquisition and development process.
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.
Lead, mentor, and develop 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.
Other duties as assigned
Fiscally responsible for scheduling, forecasting, tracking, and reporting control of the land acquisition budget for the region on all land acquisition campaigns.
5 years of land acquisition experience.
3 years direct management experience of a team.
Experience with renewable energy land acquisition.
Proven sales, account acquisition and account management experience.
Advanced contract drafting and negotiation skills.
Task and detail-oriented problem-solving skills, along 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