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Right of Way Real Estate Representative

Location: 

Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function:  Other
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  57265

FirstEnergy at a Glance


We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.
 

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

 

The Right of Way Representative furthers company transmission infrastructure project work with the acquisition of fee property, right of way, licenses, and leases.  Property and right of way acquisitions require evaluating proposed sites, determining property values, obtaining title, survey, environmental assessment and zoning requirements (if any), coordinating due diligence and securing legal documents to accomplish transactions.  Acquisition analysis involves performing rights and restrictions review to determine real estate / right of way requirements.

 

The position is in Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety
  • Collaborating with project managers to procure real estate and right of way required to meet the needs of the business units including evaluating proposed sites, determining property values, negotiating an option and/or purchase contract and coordinating due diligence efforts such as obtaining title commitment, surveys/subdivision plans, environmental assessments, and continuing through closing and through the internal closure process
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating terms of various complex legal documents, including, but not limited to, option/purchase agreements, sales agreements, deed, easements, leases, licenses, and consent agreements
  • Acquisition efforts involve reviewing and understanding stakeholder requirements including Project Management, Substation, Transmission Engineering, Maintenance, Regional Engineering, Vegetation Management, Environmental, Siting and Legal
  • Preparing recommended real estate transactions and making recommendations/ presentations to leadership
  • Providing guidance and consulting with contract resources to support the Energizing the Future initiative
  • Interfacing with various levels of management within the company, understanding real estate/legal documents and managing each work project from inception to conclusion
  • Applying education and experience to work situations, continuing skill development and establishing a strong foundation in policies, practices, and procedures
  • Developing effective working relationships with employees within own group and establishing solid working relationships throughout the company
  • Anticipating and delivering results to meet internal/external customer needs
  • Assisting with department-wide projects and initiatives, including developing and recommending process improvements
  • Managing the use of company property, identifying, and evaluating sites, negotiating rents, and preparing lease documents

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related discipline is required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience is required.  Relevant work experience includes analyzing complex documents, and project management experience.
  • Commercial real estate experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the company's operating territory, building facilities and transmission rights of way is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to make clear, accurate, and concise presentations, reports, and legal documents
  • Superior customer relations skills; strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish rapport with internal and external customers
  • Team-oriented with drive for continuous improvement
  • Able to comprehend legal documents; familiar with legal documents such as deeds, easements, leases, and licenses
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint, and digital satellite imagery tools
  • Able to use real estate information technology
  • Familiar with SAP
  • Able to improves work processes and develop/recommend solutions
  • Strong relationship building skills

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Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Exempt 

 

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