Manager, Land Rights and Permitting

Otter Tail Power Company   Fergus Falls, MN   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on November 17, 2021
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Manager, Land Rights and Permitting

We have an opening for a Manager, Land Rights and Permitting in Fergus Falls, MN. As a company, we continue to be innovative as we modernize our energy grid, enhance customers’ experiences, and work toward a cleaner energy future. Join us! This position is responsible for leading the Land Rights and Permitting team to secure and maintain the Company’s complex land and permitting activities. These activities range from routine transmission and distribution projects to supporting resource siting additions and/or large multi-state transmission projects. We are looking for a talented Manager with experience in successfully inspiring and leading a team with competing priorities while having demonstrated experience and knowledge to actively engage and direct all land and related permitting activities and challenges. We are looking for a minimum of 5 years’ experience with land and right-of-way acquisition, real estate, title research, utility coordination, relocation, and property management. A professional degree is preferred, with consideration given to a combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business, real estate, or a related field or area of expertise. Applicant must have demonstrated experience with federal, state and local agencies, private industry and landowners to facilitate the acquisition of necessary right of way and a proven ability to deal effectively and efficiently with property owners or agencies and protect confidentiality. Applicant should have effective organizational and management experience successfully leading teams. Possess knowledge and experience in title research including the ability to read, review and understand right of way plans and legal descriptions. The skills that we are seeking for joining our innovative team include strong oral and written communication, computer, decision-making, leadership, and time management skills. This position requires occasional travel throughout Otter Tail Power Company service territory. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

Applications accepted through December 3, 2021.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.