Assoc Land Agent, Land Agent, Senior Land Agent (Hybrid)

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We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility. 

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

 

Job Summary

DESC currently has one opening for a Land Agent at all levels in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

Associate Land Agent

This role is an entry level position, which supports negotiation and assists with securing legal land agreements from affected landowners, whether they are private owners, corporations or government agencies to permit the construction of facilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works closely with Land Agents and Sr. Land Agents to gain familiarity with areas of responsibility.
  • Assists Land Agents and Sr. Land Agents with negotiating, preparing and securing binding agreements (rights-of-way, leases, grants, fee purchases, etc.) with property owners.
  • Assists with title research and investigations. Identifies ownership of surface and subsurface real estate interests for affected properties.
  • Acts as liaison between landowner and company.
  • Inspects property and utilizes public information and comparable real estate information to determine value.
  • Prepares and submits applications for various permits, licenses and bonds (road/railroad crossings, driveway permits, building permits, heavy hauling permits, etc.)
  • Investigates damage claims, assesses damages and negotiates settlements.
  • Interprets, creates and enforces land, leasehold or easements rights.
  • Coordinates efforts with input from inside and outside legal counsel.

 

Land Agent 

This role negotiates and secures legal land agreements with affected landowners, whether they are private owners, corporations, or government agencies to permit the construction of facilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiates, prepares, and secures binding agreements (rights-of-way, leases, grants, fee purchases, etc.) with property owners.
  • Performs title research and investigations.
  • Identifies ownership of surface and subsurface real estate interests for affected properties.
  • Acts as liaison between landowner and company. Inspects property and utilizes public information and comparable real estate information to determine value.
  • Prepares and submits applications for various permits, licenses, and bonds (road/railroad crossings, driveway permits, building permits, heavy hauling permits, etc.)
  • Investigates damage claims, assesses damages and negotiates settlements.
  • Interprets, creates, and enforces land, leasehold or easements rights.
  • Coordinates efforts with input from inside and outside legal counsel.
  • Supervises third party land agents.

Job Summary Continued

Senior Land Agent

This role negotiates and secures legal land agreements with affected landowners, whether they are private owners, corporations, or government agencies to permit the construction of facilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiates, prepares, and secures binding agreements (rights-of-way, leases, grants, fee purchases, etc.) with property owners.
  • Performs title research and investigations.
  • Identifies ownership of surface and subsurface real estate interests for affected properties.
  • Acts as liaison between landowner and company.
  • Inspects property and utilizes public information and comparable real estate information to determine value.
  • Prepares and submits applications for various permits, licenses, and bonds (road/railroad crossings, driveway permits, building permits, etc.).
  • Investigates damage claims, assesses damages and negotiates settlements.
  • Interprets, creates, and enforces land, leasehold or easements rights.
  • Coordinates efforts with input from inside and outside legal counsel.
  • Coordinates procurement of outside land services as needed, through the preparation of RFPs, analysis of proposals and awarding of contracts.
  • Coordinates efforts of contract land agents on various projects, as applicable.
  • Manages project land budgets and prepares regular reports on financial progress.

 

Candidates must have or be able to obtain a SC Real Estate License and become a Notary Public within 6 months of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

 

Associate Land Agent:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 0-2 years of right of way or related work experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree in a related field and 4-6 years of right of way or related work experience: OR
  • High School Diploma and 8-10 years of right of way or related work experience

 

Land Agent:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-5 years of right of way or related work experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree in a related field and 6-9 years of right of way or related work experience; OR
  • High School Diploma and 10-13 years of right of way or related work experience

 

Senior Land Agent:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4-6 years of right of way or related work experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree in a related field and 8-10 years of right of way or related work experience: OR
  • High School Diploma and 12-14 years of right of way or related work experience

 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

  • Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3  plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor

Preferred Discipline: Business

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must possess valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Loud Noise 26-50%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Travel 26-50%

Other Working Conditions

Must have reliable transportation for daily travel.

Test Description

No Testing Required

 

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Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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