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Great River Energy Senior Field Representative (Land Rights) in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Job Description Senior Field Representative (Land Rights) Maple Grove, Minnesota (Position eligible for hybrid schedule) Application Deadline: January 28, 2022. More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy (GRE), people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity. General Summary We are currently looking for a Senior Field Representative to acquire governmental approvals and land rights necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of GRE’s transmission system and generation facilities. The Senior Field Representative will also assist in other land rights and real estate functions. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: · Acquire governmental approvals and land rights needed for the construction, operation and maintenance of Great River Energy's (GRE's) transmission system and generating facilities. · Act as the primary land rights point of contact for transmission project communication to a variety of work groups, member cooperatives, public agency representatives, and other external entities. · Function as a point of contact for external entities and governmental bodies for facility relocation and transmission related incidents. Qualifications · Knowledge typically acquired through a bachelor’s degree in real estate or related field and 5 years of right-of-way experience required OR · Two-year technical degree in engineering, civil technology or survey and 6 years of right-of way experience. · Real estate license or in the process of obtaining a license is preferred. · Membership of International Right-of-Way Association is recommended. · Knowledge and experience in all facets of land acquisition including easements, fee acquisition, leases, permits, etc. · Knowledge of real estate law, governmental policies, land use planning and eminent domain is required. · Knowledge of transmission design and construction procedures as well as ability to interpret engineering drawings. · Knowledge and basic understanding of EMF issues. · Ability to make group presentations and professionally represent GRE at various land use hearings. Skill in developing and delivering effective presentations. · Skill in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution. · Ability to utilize strong negotiation skills. · Ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of public agencies. · Ability to work effectively under controversial circumstances. · Ability to make effective and timely decisions. · Ability to work in a well-organized, self-directed manner. Apply Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, an on-site workout facility, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by January 28, 2022. Great River Energy values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer. Position Senior Field Representative (Land Rights) Location US:MN:Maple Grove Req ID 78