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Land Agent or 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!



 

Land Agent Job Summary

This role is the second level position within the Land Agent developmental job progression. 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 natural gas distribution facilities. Distinguished from Associate Land Agent, by the ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making in planning, organizing and conducting work assignments. The incumbent may receive instructions and guidance on unusual or complex problems and knows when to get others involved.

Vacancy is located at DNR (Salt Lake City, UT).

 

Additional responsibilities include:
•    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, or easements rights. 
•    Coordinates efforts with input from inside organization, outside contractors and legal counsel.
•    Perform other responsibilities as required.

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 / below).

Senior Land Agent Job Summary

This role is the third level position within the Land Agent developmental job progression. 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 natural gas distribution facilities. Distinguished from other Land Agent levels by an advanced ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making in planning, organizing, and conducting work assignments. The incumbent may receive instructions and guidance on unusual or complex problems and knows when to get others involved.

Vacancy is located at DNR (Salt Lake City, UT). Relocation assistance available.

 

Additional responsibilities may include:
•    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, water crossing permits, other utility encroachment permits, etc.).
•    Investigates damage claims, assesses damages and negotiates settlements. 
•    Interprets, creates, and enforces land, or easements rights. 
•    Coordinates efforts with input from inside organization, outside contractors and 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.
•    Perform other responsibilities as required.

Land Agent Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Land Agent Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years directly related experience or
•    Associates Degree and 5+ years of directly related experience or
•    High school diploma and 7+ years of directly related experience.
•    Directly Related Experience includes: Probate, contract, and real estate laws; oil and gas exploration, title/mineral research, land management, or right of way agent experience.
•    Skills:  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication, problem-solving, time management, strong computer skills.
•    Abilities:  Ability to complete title searches for determining oil, gas, mineral, surface and subsurface rights. Ability to speak persuasively and develop rapport internally and
externally. Prepare reports, letters, memos and to maintain documentation. Ability to plan and organize and work independently. Perform calculations and land valuations. Ability to interpret maps, plats, blueprints, plans and surveys. Manage multiple projects. Ability to work with a team and independently with minimal supervision.
•    Physical attributes to perform essential function of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.
•    Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.
Land Agent Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years directly related experience
•    Natural Gas Distribution/Transmission pipeline operations experience
•    Right of Way Professional (RWP) designation through the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and/or Registered Professional Landman (RPL). 
 

Senior Land Agent Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Senior Land Agent Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years directly related experience or
•    Associates Degree and 7+ years of directly related experience or
•    High school diploma and 9+ years of directly related experience.
•    Directly Related Experience includes: Probate, contract, and real estate laws; oil and gas exploration, title/mineral research, land management, or right of way agent experience. Bargaining and negotiation experience.
•    Knowledge:  Knowledge of state and local laws concerning royalty ownership, laws of descent, storage rights and property rights. Knowledge of courthouse record keeping. 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.
•    Skills:  Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to assist in developing leasing and land agreement strategies. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication, problem-solving, time management, strong computer skills.
•    Abilities:  Proficiency in all aspects of land management. Ability to complete title searches for determining oil, gas, mineral, surface, and subsurface rights. Ability to speak persuasively and develop rapport internally and
externally. Prepare reports, letters, memos and to maintain documentation. Ability to plan and organize and work independently. Perform calculations and land valuations. Ability to interpret maps, plats, blueprints, plans and surveys. Manage multiple projects. Ability to work with a team and independently with minimal supervision. Ability to identify solutions to resolve conflicts.
•    Physical attributes to perform essential function of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.  Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.
Senior Land Agent Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years directly related land experience 
•    Natural Gas Distribution/Transmission pipeline operations experience
•    Senior Right of Way Agent (SRWA) designation through the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and/or Certified Professional Landman (CPL). 
 

Education Requirements

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

Bachelor

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must possess valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 51-75%
Travel 26-50%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

 

Export Control


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

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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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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Facts:
·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.


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