Position Summary: Secures and coordinates acquisitions of properties required by the Cooperative for generation and transmission facilities. Settles damage claims brought against the Cooperative due to maintenance and construction operations. Promotes and maintains good public relations between property owners and the Cooperative by resolving concerns and complaints involving the rights-of-way and Cooperative owned property.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Assists with recommending the most economical and practical location of easements in connection with member cooperatives’ needs, regional characteristics, surveying, environmental, and engineering design analysis. Assists the Project Regulatory Section with the routing of transmission lines and the identification of landowners. Obtains permission to survey from landowners and works with the attorney to obtain a temporary restraining order in the event that such permission is refused. Assists surveyors with line routing and title information. Acquire the services of a certified appraiser in accordance with the policy of the Cooperative and provide the necessary easement information for appraisals. Initiate the negotiation process with property owners for the purchase of easements. Assist the attorney with scheduling the Final Offer to landowners when necessary. Assist the attorney in requesting the Court to appoint Special Commissioners for condemnation hearings when necessary. Performs tasks in the fee title acquisition of real property for transmission line, substations, pipelines, and generation facilities. Works with engineers from Brazos and the member cooperatives to determine the optimal site for acquisition. Investigates and resolves claims against the Cooperative as it pertains to property damages caused by construction and/or operational activities either by Cooperative or contracted labor. Develops knowledge and sources of land and crop values.
Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insurance benefits. The job description listed is not intended to describe fully the position’s requirements or essential functions, which are subject to change.
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Physical and Environmental Requirements: Requires working inside in a controlled environment and outside in varying weather conditions. Requires sitting for extended periods of time. A large percentage of this time may be riding in a motor vehicle. Must be able to obtain required driver’s license. Requires working overtime and traveling at times with short notice. Requires hearing within normal range, hearing aids are permitted. Requires vision within normal range, corrective lens are permitted.
Education and Experience Requirements: Associates Degree in a related business, real estate or technical field plus two years of experience in utility land acquisition and right of way procurement with knowledge of real estate/land values. Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insurance
Internal Number: TR20-24
About Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
Organized in 1941, Brazos Electric was the first cooperative formed in Texas for the purpose of generating and supplying electrical power. Today, it is the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas. At Brazos Electric Cooperative, our mission is to provide valued service to our members and customers by generating, procuring, and transmitting reliable power at the lowest cost. The members, customers, and employees are Brazos Electric Cooperative's most valued assets.