Senior Real Estate Representative #31268

Puget Sound Energy - Bellevue, WA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $90,000 a year
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JOB SUMMARY: Puget Sound Energy’s Real Estate Department is looking for a Senior Real Estate Representative to join our team. At the discretion of the hiring team, this position may be filled as a Senior Real Estate Rep, Real Estate Rep or Associate Real Estate Rep, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The Senior Real Estate Representative independently manages real estate activities on the most complex company-generated and New Customer Construction (NCC) projects, including acquisition, management and disposal of right-of-way and real property. This position uses public and company records to research and determine ownership, operating rights, and other real property issues. An important aspect of this role is the preparation of legal descriptions, appraisal reports, correspondence and complex real estate documents (i.e. easements, deeds, leases, permits, consent agreements, etc.). The ideal candidate negotiates, obtains, interprets and defends PSE’s operating rights on public/private property and company fee-owned property. Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

JOB REQUIREMENT:
JOB RESPONSIBILTY: • Independently coordinates real estate activities with PSE’s service providers and project teams. • Prepares, reviews documents and correspondence for all real estate activities. • Performs research and analysis of public and company records, and conducts field inspections. • Prepares, orders, reviews and interprets complex appraisal reports. • Reads, creates and interprets real property legal descriptions. • Negotiates with landowners, attorneys, etc. to acquire/dispose of operating rights for PSE, including easements, permits, licenses, , and consents. • Represents PSE’s interest with customers and governmental agencies. • Manages company rights-of-way and property rights. • Responds to internal and external customer real estate inquiries. • Provides cost estimates for project budgeting purposes. • Coordinates contractor/vendor real estate activities including surveying, mapping, title, appraisal, negotiation, legal and brokerage services. • Resolves encroachments and other legal challenges involving PSE’s real estate interests. • When necessary, participates with PSE’s legal counsel in litigation processes, including condemnation. • Prepares, issues, and renews Limited Use Permits/Consent Agreements. • Informally provides a leadership and training role within the department. • Performs other duties as assigned.

SENIOR LEVEL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years relevant work experience in acquisition/management/transfer of land rights needed for utility or transportation infrastructure
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer and software skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appraisal, engineering, law and negotiations principles/terms.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills with real property legal descriptions, appraisals, title research, and engineering drawing interpretation.
  • Strong negotiation skills with proven track record of successful acquisition work on complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and handle real estate legal actions initiated by or against PSE.
REAL ESTATE REP OR ASSOCIATE LEVEL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent, and valid driver’s license.
  • 2 years relevant work experience in acquisition/management/transfer of land rights needed for utility or transportation infrastructure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer and software skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appraisal, engineering, law and negotiations principles/terms.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills with real property legal descriptions, appraisals, title research, and engineering drawing interpretation.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • SR/WA designation, licensed real estate broker, or equivalent professional designation.
  • Strong working knowledge of PSE gas/electric systems, procedures and internal contacts.
  • Experience with complex real estate transactions and property management.
  • Leadership experience