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Lead Land Services Representative - GI

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65380 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

The NextEra Energy Gas Infrastructure team is seeking a Surface Lead Landman with experience in South Texas horizontal drilling operations who can manage multiple projects in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. The Surface Lead Landman will be responsible for management of Surface E&P operations including keeping up with rig moves (multi-rig program), negotiation and acquisition of surface damages, water rights and pipeline and facility acreage ROWs. The Surface Lead Landman will be expected to dedicate most of the time out of the field office near Dilley, Texas, and will be responsible for dealing directly with in-house Asset and engineering teams located in Houston, Texas as well as field operations and production team.


The Surface Lead Landman individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and direct surface land activities in a multi-rig drilling program, including directing surveyors in well pad and pipeline staking, directing land brokers in negotiations, and coordinating ongoing surface activities per the company’s operations.
  • Negotiate surface use agreements, road agreements, water easements, pipeline rights-of-way and other agreements as needed.
  • Develop relationships with local landowners, attorneys, City and County officials with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Provide asset, land, and engineering teams with status reports and progress of land acquisitions, including meeting budget needs for each project.
  • Understand project regulatory issues and familiarity with the Texas Railroad Commission and other Texas regulatory agencies - Texas experience required.
  • Ensure compliance with all surface agreements and regulatory guidelines relative to the upstream and midstream operations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and lead a team of land brokers daily.
  • Support drilling, completions, production, and commercial teams as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by Land Manager.
  • South Texas experience preferred.


Excellent verbal/written communication, organization, and time management skills.

Minimum of 10 years of Texas surface related experience handling extensive surface operations in a high paced environment with minimal supervision.


Job Overview

This job is responsible for providing knowledge, research and coordination of land issues dealing with drilling and operations in the asset’s and/or company’s focus areas. Employees in this role procure and manage the company’s mineral and leasehold interests for an assigned geographical area by obtaining the legal right to drill oil and gas wells on a specific property.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Verifies ownership of property where the company seeks to explore for oil and gas
  • Negotiates the purchase of oil and gas leases, or assignments of oil and gas leases
  • Researches and reports the company’s ownership position, competitor activity, potential legal issues, or other matters for the purpose of decision making and strategic planning
  • Coordinates and communicates with representatives from internal departments
  • Ensures the appropriate steps are taken to meet the company drilling goals and deadlines
  • Compiles and updates land maps that display pertinent land information pertaining to prospects within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Updates management team on current land positions
  • Directs and interacts with field lease brokers
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Real Estate/Facilities Mgmt/Land Svcs
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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