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Land Manager

Location: 

Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary:
Lead, manage and provide programmatic direction for the Company’s real estate rights, interests, property assets and manage the daily activities of the Right of Way section and the acquisition and divestiture of land and land rights. Establish policies, procedures and strategic goals for the department. Determine department objectives and requirements, organize projects, and develop standards and guidelines. Prepare land valuation analysis and corporate budgets. Identify specific acquisition opportunities that meet the Company’s strategic goals. Prepare and negotiate letters of intent, agreements and other related legal documents in accordance with company policies and procedures. Prepare memoranda and other documentation analytics for corporate approvals. Coordination and communication of property acquisition activities with other departments. Land support for detailed, long-range strategic plans including coordination of regulatory, environmental, marketing or legal issues. Direct due diligence for acquisitions. Coordinate consultants and internal staff in acquisitions. Directly negotiate leases, site licenses and fee simple acquisitions. Project management - working multiple, concurrent projects within the framework of a cross-disciplinary team toward company goals. Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and developments affecting the oil and gas industry and serve as the Company’s contact regarding land matters. Identify and resolve complex departmental problems and challenges as guided by policies and procedures. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead, manage and provide programmatic direction for the administration of the Company’s property inventory and the daily activities of the Right of Way section, in the acquisition and disposition of land and land rights, including negotiations for rights-of-way, easements and leases. Determine department objectives and requirements, organize projects, and develop standards and guidelines. Establish policies, procedures and strategic goals for the department.
  • Prepare land valuation analysis and corporate budgets. Identify specific acquisition opportunities that meet company strategic goals. Prepare and negotiate letters of intent, agreements and other related legal documents in accordance with company policies and procedures. Prepare memoranda and other documentation analytics for corporate approvals.
  • Project management - working multiple, concurrent projects within the framework of a cross-disciplinary team toward company goals. Coordination and communication of property acquisition activities with other departments. Land support for detailed, long-range strategic plans including coordination of regulatory, environmental, marketing or legal issues.
  • Direct due diligence for acquisitions. Coordinate consultants and internal staff in acquisitions. Prepare land valuation analysis and corporate budgets. Identify specific acquisition opportunities that meet company strategic goals. Prepare and negotiate letters of intent, agreements and other related legal documents in accordance with company policies and procedures. Prepare memoranda and other documentation analytics for corporate approvals.
  • Identify and resolve complex departmental problems and challenges as guided by policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
MANAGERIAL SKILLS
Problem-Solving:
•    Ability to identify and resolve complex business, technical, or operational problems and challenges.
Leadership 
•    Ability to provide subject matter guidance to employees.
•    Ability to coordinate resources and set daily and project priorities to meet operational objectives.
•    Ability to objectively evaluate employee performance and develop the skills of employees.

Budget Management 
•    Ability to operate and perform within budgetary/financial objectives set by manager.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
•    Ability to negotiate leases, site licenses and fee simple acquisitions.
•    Ability to guide and influence others either internally or externally. 
•    Ability to develop a network of area real estate professionals including attorneys, realtors, developers and engineering firms to keep abreast of local trends and practices.
KNOWLEDGE
•    Knowledge of the chain of title of various forms of real property ownership.
•    Real estate transactions.
•    Ability to analyze value of property and property rights and recommend prices for purchase/lease of land and right-of-way.
•    Knowledge of various types of real property documentation (deeds, easements, rights-of-way, licenses, leases).
•    An understanding of rules of evidence as they apply to recovering and establishing real estate boundaries is required.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
•    Oral and written communication skills required to convey technical information to company personnel, outside engineering consultants and governmental agencies.
•    Human relations skills required to communicate with company personnel and various county, state and municipal contacts.

Qualifications:
Education:    Bachelor’s Degree – Real estate or land management discipline preferred.
Length of Experience:    At least 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and managing land and right of way acquisition for major construction projects, preferably linear projects. Must have extensive experience in all aspects of land management including leases, contracts, negotiations, administration and budgeting.
Licenses/Registrations:    Certified Real Estate Appraiser and Real Estate Sales preferred.
Working conditions:  In certain instances, this position is required to tour buildings and land sites for complex projects. This task requires sufficient physical stamina for walking or climbing over rugged and/or wooded terrain for long distances, at times with prolonged standing and exposure to year-round climate conditions. Project sites are not always accessible by a vehicle.


 

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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