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EDF Renewables North AmericaMinneapolis, MN
Full-time
  • Scope of Position
  • The Land Agent, Land Acquisition will be primarily responsible for negotiating and securing land agreements in field-based land acquisition to support project development pipeline goals and support field-based land needs for projects in implementation and operations phase.
  • The Land Agent is also responsible for land acquisition negotiations, assisting in obtaining curative agreements, developing, and maintaining relationships with local officials or stakeholders, conducting update meetings for stakeholders, and project reporting at the direction of a Manager, Land Acquisition.
  • 30% - Initiate and manage relationships with landowners that will culminate in securing a long-term land agreement for the purpose of using the land for renewable project development.
  • 20% - Assist in obtaining fully executed documents needed in advanced stages of development including, but not limited to, land leases, land purchases, collection and transmission line easements, access road easements, title curative instruments and crossing agreements, under the guidance and supervision of the Manager, Land Acquisition.
  • 15% - Work with regional teams to implement land acquisition campaigns, including identification of landowners within prospective sites, initiating contact and meeting with individual landowners to articulate the benefits of company’s value proposition, and negotiating contracts with landowners and/or landowner attorneys for participation in proposed renewable energy projects.
  • 10% - Provide data to Manager, Land Acquisition for weekly updates with Region Development staff regarding priority tasks for projects and submit a weekly status report(s) to maintain up-to-date summary of project activities.
  • 10% - Under the guidance of Manager, Land Acquisition, conduct Stakeholder meetings, presentations and maintain relationships with Stakeholders throughout the land acquisition and development process.
  • 5% - Work within the framework of corporate land acquisition policies under the Manager, Land Acquisition.
  • 5% - Assist Community Relations teams and regional staff with maintaining existing landowner communications via project update phone calls and letters, quarterly newsletters, and project update meetings as needed.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned
  • Supervision Of Others
  • 25% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment.
  • 75% of time is spent outside of the office visiting landowners’ and/or internal customers’ sites in additional to attending various conferences and meetings.
  • Forecasting and reporting on the land acquisition budget for assigned projects.
  • RL, RPL, or CPL through American Association of Professional Landmen preferred
  • Local Notary license preferred, or the ability to obtain one.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business, Marketing, or related field is preferred.
  • 2+ years of land acquisition experience is required.
  • Proven sales, account acquisition and account management experience are a must.
  • Task and detail-oriented problem solver with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office, and CRM software.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Contract drafting experience required
  • Working knowledge of land, legal, and negotiation principles and an ability to deploy effectively
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as a team player, required.
  • Ability to travel 75% or more of work time.

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