Land Acquisition Manager

Perform land acquisition responsibilities primarily focused on identification of agricultural land and relationships with landowners

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop relationships of trust with landowners through phone and written communication
• Assist with the internal review process of parcels
• Perform wide range of land acquisition responsibilities for both greenfield development and acquisition purposes including analyzing the viability of raw land for solar
• Educate landowners on company interest in leasing land and our process of developing a parcel into a solar facility
•  Develop and maintain professional network for evaluation of land in new markets
• Document all pertinent communications with landowners in database system and organize all information using prescribed organizational methods
• Negotiate with the landowner to obtain a lease or purchase option on their property
• Research and document, leases, rights-of-way, joint ventures and other solar agreements
•  Coordinate with local, county, state and federal officials and direct in-house title in gathering, analyzing title reports, surveys, environmental studies, geo-tech studies, topography and land use permitting, reviewing easements and right of ways
• Coordinate with legal counsel and contracts department to complete lease and purchase documents
• Other duties as assigned

Primary Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• 5 years’ related experience
• Expertise in bare land greenfield development
• Experience negotiating contracts and contract compliance
• Working knowledge of Tax Maps, topo maps and property deeds
• Preferred skills: familiarity/knowledge of general land parcels and agricultural land development, GIS knowledge, experience with negotiating contracts, phone sales, working knowledge of chain of title programs
• Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage competing deadlines or projects  
• Committed team player with the ability to develop and maintain productive work relationships
• Flexibility conducive to a fast-paced, growing company environment

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