Manager, Right of Way

National Grid • Syracuse, NY 13201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

About the Position:

* To acquire, manage, and dispose of Real Property rights in support of the Electric and Gas businesses in a reasonable and cost-effective manner to meets the needs of the business and preserves their operational integrity.

* Work with other departments to streamline processes related to customer and company driven work

* To promote employee development, and foster teamwork, collaboration, and creative problem solving.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

* Protect, preserve, and maximize the value of Company property and property rights.

* Manage the acquisition of property and property rights in support of Company operations.

* Manage the disposition of real property rights to achieve success parameters.

* Negotiate and execute real estate transactions of all degrees of complexity. (Sale of land and land rights, Grant of Easement, Release of Easement, Lease, License).

* Provide guidance, direction, and feedback to personnel.

* Interact with customers, developers, engineers, public officials, real estate brokers, attorneys, and others to facilitate property transactions.

* Advise internal customers on property issues including valuation, highest and best use analysis and other constraints while preserving and maximizing corporate asset value.

* Respond to general inquiries about property and property rights from internal and external clients as well as inquiries requesting use of lands and rights-of-way.

* Provide real estate support in the permitting and sighting of facilities, future planning, abutter lists and notification.

* Represent company at municipal administrative hearings and meetings.

* Manage and prioritize tasks for complex multiple property rights transactions.

* Develop consistent practices for the acquisition, management, and disposition of Real Property.

* Meet responsibility and accountability expectations for the department as set forth by company policies and procedures.

* Research, investigate, and resolve property issues relative company operations including adequacy of existing rights and restrictions.

* Record real estate agreements in accordance with internal procedures and at public registries as required.

* Maintain and update Real Property records and GIS systems

Knowledge & Experience Required:

* Demonstrate the ability to implement change.

* Manage and provide customer service.

* Understanding of permitting and licensing requirements.

* Knowledge of Utility construction methodologies.

* Ability to research and interpret land and conveyance records.

* Understanding of accounting, finance, marketing, and property law.

* Ability to interpret paper and electronic mapping systems.

* Proficiency at managing complex utility property rights issues, including a full understanding of contract and property law, and the ability to assess and optimize risk and opportunities.

* Understanding of engineering and survey plans, maps, and related design drawings, deeds, and appraisal reports.

* Effective Project Management skills.

* Excellent organizational skills including the ability to manage, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects and other assignments at the same time.

* Capacity to interact effectively with customers, developers, engineers, public officials, Real Estate Brokers and attorneys on property transactions.

Qualifications Required:

* Four (4) year Degree from accredited college preferably in Business/Real Estate/Paralegal Studies/Economics/Civil Engineering/Surveying.

* Completion of professional level courses in Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Law, Contracts, Title Examination, Negotiation, Appraisal, Environmental or related educational concentrations.

* Minimum five (5) years of Utility Property & Property Rights experience.

* Ability to set and achieve goals for continuous improvement of department procedures, policies, and results as needed.

* Excellent interpersonal skills.

* Excellent communications and presentation skills.

* Negotiation and conflict resolution proficiency.

* Strong financial, analytical, management, administrative, and motivational skills

* Computer experience, preferably Microsoft Office.

* Expertise in GIS systems.

* Possession of a valid driver's license, and an ability and willingness to use personal vehicle on company business.

* Availability for evening and weekend meetings.

* Travel within National Grid service territories

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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