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AES Project Manager, Land Acquisition in Utah

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The AES Corporation is driving global change by accelerating the energy transition. AES is a leading renewable energy developer in the United States with operations in fourteen countries worldwide. In collaboration with our customers, partners and stakeholders we work to improve lives by delivering greener, smarter energy products that the world needs. At AES, we believe our differences make us extraordinary and that respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live, work, and serve. We believe the strength of an organization and its sustainability come through diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.

We are currently seeking to hire a Project Manager, Land Acquisition with a very strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with patience, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a demanding, inter-departmental team environment. They should also possess the following competencies:

Core Competencies :

Candidates must have very strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with patience, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a demanding, inter-departmental team environment. They should also possess the following competencies:

  • Ability to build trust with and educate landowners on renewable energy development.

  • Thorough understanding of the process for obtaining land and easements necessary for energy development.

  • Ability to work within strict deadlines.

  • Understanding of real estate legal principles, title, deeds, and contract terms.

  • Competence with basic mapping software (Google Earth).

  • Exceptional analytical and time management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills including negotiation skills, conflict resolution, and management tools.

  • Understanding of land use constraints with respect to zoning, environmental and geotechnical issues.

  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to understand issues at a global level.

  • Entrepreneurial problem solver able to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Proven ability to produce error-free work under deadlines.

  • Teammate with strong initiative, able to work autonomously to complete tasks.

  • Confidence public speaking, cold-calling, and negotiating with landowners and community representatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

The Land Acquisition Project Manager duties will include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Manage the relationships with and budgets of external land agents to ensure agreements required for site control are in place to meet project deadlines.

  • Work with the Utility Solar development team and land agents to ensure all parcels are leased or acquired for successful buildout including solar field sites, gen ties, and other project improvements needed.

  • Communicate frequently with all project team members to ensure layouts are understood and site control is proceeding as needed to meet project deadlines.

  • Ensure land contracts support the economics and schedule of the projects.

  • Assist with landowner communication needed to support permit development.

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date land acquisition status to internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.

  • Prepare and manage land acquisition budgets.

  • Review the land status on project acquisitions to determine the degree of completeness and level of work needed to complete land acquisition.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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