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Land Agent/Senior Land Agent

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

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

 

Job Summary

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. 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.

 

 

Relocation assistance can be provided to the successful candidate if eligible.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Land Agent Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three years in Land and Right of Way work, preferably with a focus on gas transmission.

Preferences:

  • Prefer the candidate with a BS degree or equivalent.  
  • Involvement in a professional group, such as International Right of Way Association (IRWA) or the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL.) 

 

Senior Land Agent Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five or six years in Land and Right of Way work with a focus on natural gas transmission.

Preferences:

  • Prefer the candidate with a BS degree or equivalent.  
  • Involvement in a professional group, such as International Right of Way Association (IRWA) or the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL.)   

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Land Agent/Senior Land Agent:

Proficiency in all aspects of land management.Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to assist in developing leasing and land agreement strategies.Knowledge of probate, contract and real estate laws.Knowledge of agriculture and forestry practices.Prior related work exprience.Knowledge of state and local laws concerning royalty ownership, laws of descent, storage rights and property rights.Knowledge of courthouse record keeping at the county level.Ability to complete title searches for determining oil, gas, mineral, surface and sub-surface rights.Ability to identify solutions to resolve conflicts.Ability to communicate effectively, speak persuasively and develop rapport internally and externally.Ability to prepare reports, letters, memos and to maintain documentation.Ability to plan and organize and work independently.Ability to perform calculations and land valuations.Ability to interpret maps, plats, blueprints, plans and surveys.Ability to operate personal computer.Ability to manage multiple projects.Working knowledge of pipeline construction practices and storage pool operations, as well as various applicable regulations including those that pertain to FERC jurisdictional projects and government regulations.Bargaining and negotiation experience.

Education Requirements
Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor
Working Conditions
Loud Noise 26-50%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Travel 26-50%
Test Description
No Testing Required

 

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Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

 

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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

1. Great Work Life Balance
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
 
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
 
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
 
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