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Real Estate Representative

at NorthWestern Energy
Location Location Negotiable within South Dakota Service Territory, SD
Date Posted Aug 07, 2018
Category Leasing Agent
Job Type Full-Time
Requires Travel Yes


The Real Estate Representative is responsible for right of way, permitting, sales and purchase activities for NorthWestern Energy in all locations.

• All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
• Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and strategic business objectives
• Conduct/ coordinate real estate planning and facility siting activities related to utility projects
• Plan and manage the scope of work, cost, and schedule associated with real estate components of utility projects
• Negotiate and acquire right of way easements and other occupancy permits from private, public and corporate entities
• Manage activities of real estate contractors assigned to projects
• Oversee general real estate and land management programs, including land planning, land acquisition, leasing, permitting, purchasing and selling real estate
• Plan, organize and manage resources associated with real estate projects
• Coordinate with internal team members, external stakeholders, land use planners local, state and federal agencies on strategy and status of projects
• Negotiate the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets
• Negotiate and acquire linear occupancy permits (e.g. railroad permits)
• Coordinate land use planning and zoning associated with projects and Company real estate holdings
• Advise business units on real estate and permitting issues
• Provide negotiations, valuation, real estate expertise
• Research title information for internal and external customers
• Provide accurate and timely reporting of project activity and status
• Secure and maintain the project files and permanent records associated with these activities
• Frequent local travel
• Perform individual lifts, carry, and manipulate equipment up to 50 pounds
• Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
• Strong interpersonal communication skills including excellent oral and written communication proficiency
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Real Estate or related technical field, or equivalent combination of training and experience
• Professional designation from the International Right of Way Association or related certification preferred
• A professional valuation or right of way designation preferred
• Have or be able to obtain a South Dakota Real Estate Broker’s or Sales License
• Independent judgment and decision-making skills
• Must be able to work independently
• Understand basic engineering, operation and design aspects of a variety of utility operations
• Ability to read engineering plans, maps and descriptions of facilities
• Working knowledge of real estate law and local statutes and regulations
• Broad understanding of real estate contracts and transaction law
• Proficient negotiating training and expertise
• Basic understanding of the valuation process and be able to complete non-complex valuation assignments
• Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record

When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

External applicants should apply online at In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy
Human Resources Department Job # 2635
3010 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.

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