Lead Landman - Gas Infrastructure

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Date: May 19, 2024

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

Company: NextEra Energy

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

Department:  Texas Operations
We are seeking a Lead Landman to perform all necessary land functions over multiple non-operated and operated areas. The primary responsibility of this position will be to support the company’s non-operated assets, mainly in the Barnett Shale, but also will provide support for our operated assets in South Texas. Responsibilities include handling all non-operated AFEs, updating management on all non-operated activity, leasing, as well as performing all duties required for a horizontal development program. 

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•    Negotiate sophisticated Oil & Gas leases, Joint Operating Agreements, Farmin/Farmout agreements, Subsurface and Surface Use agreements, and other industry agreements
•    Capable of handling all land functions related to non-operated activities, including ownership calculations, AFE handling, JOA and title review, and assisting with division order and accounting.
•    Capable of handling all land functions related to development activities, including title opinion review and curative, surface agreements, pooling agreements and division order support
•    Proficient in lease and contract drafting; ability to interpret and administer complex contracts and agreements
•    Manage multiple land brokers for leasing, abstracting and title work
•    Provide project updates to management regarding non-operated AFEs, land acquisitions and development activities
•    Understanding of Texas Railroad Commission rules and regulations
•    Texas experience required
•    Perform Due Diligence relating to acquisitions and divestitures
•    Minimum of 7 years’ experience of actual in-house land negotiations and operations experience.
•    Develop relationships within the oil and gas industry to facilitate partnering and trade opportunities
•    Ability to work independently with little direction
•    Excellent verbal/written communication, organization and time management skills
•    Performs other job-related duties as assigned by Land Manager
•    RPL or CPL certification a plus

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 Energy Project Management, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

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 recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, 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.

 

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Gas, Energy

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