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Date: May 26, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  72550 


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

We are looking for a Land Manager to support our Haynesville assets based out of the Houston, Texas office. The Land Manager position will lead a group of land professionals and oversee all aspects of land related to the company’s development, operational, and growth initiatives for its Haynesville assets in Louisiana and Texas. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of progressive in-house landman experience and a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role. Texas and Louisiana experience required. The Land Manager position will report to the Director of Land. This position will require 10-15% travel.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Successfully manage and lead a team of landmen and land analysts with a focus on supporting the drilling, completion, and operational goals and objectives for the Haynesville asset 
  • Proficient in lease and contract drafting and interpretation; supervise the negotiation and preparation of various oil and gas contracts and agreements 
  • Collaborate with internal business units regularly to meet development timelines and asset team goals and objectives including Drilling, Completions, Production, Geology, Accounting, and Regulatory departments
  • Supervise surface land activities for negotiating and securing the necessary surface access for well locations, facilities, pipeline, and road ROW agreements to meet development timelines
  • Understanding of the Texas Railroad Commission and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations, including working closely with internal and external business partners for filing and tracking pooling orders and applications for new wells
  • Coordinate with the Legal Department in drafting and securing oil and gas agreements and contracts
  • Work closely with the Land Administration department for maintaining/updating existing and newly acquired leases, contracts, agreements, and wells
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations for continuous process improvement to ensure proper workflow between the land department and other business units
  • Support the asset team growth initiatives for identifying leasing and acquisition targets including leading brokers and in-house landmen for lease takeoffs, ownership reports, and due diligence activities
  • Develop and track land budgets and expenditures monthly
  • Work closely with the Director of Land to create and present quarterly updates and development opportunities to upper management as required
  • Actively communicate and build relationships with existing/new landowners, industry counterparts, and government officials to enhance business opportunities
  • Lead regular meetings with Land staff to provide clear directives on day-to-day projects and ensure team continuity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Experience: 10+ years of progressive in-house landman experience, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role
  • Texas and Louisiana experience required
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and written skills related to standard oil and gas practices
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage multiple team members

Job Overview

Leaders in this role manage a team responsible for real estate activities related to oil and gas acquisitions needed to develop, construct and operate NextEra's assets to ensure maximum return and profitability. This job ensures alignment of land acquisitions with company goals. This position requires extensive travel.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees right-of-way acquisition firms and other land-related vendors, such as appraisals, survey and title companies as needed to ensure goals and targets are being met consistently and within the required parameters
  • Advises and assists with site selection, site acquisition, leasing space and other functions relating to land acquisition, negotiation, and sale
  • Meets with key landowners and stakeholders to secure right-of-way and fosters good landowner relations
  • Supports project development teams at public open houses and landowner meetings
  • Coordinates with the Legal Department in developing necessary documents
  • Coordinate with project, legal, environmental and engineering teams as applicable
  • Assists with efforts to obtain federal and state approvals
  • Obtains and maintains licenses and permits for construction and operation of new and existing facilities
  • Reviews, tracks and coordinates execution of all documents necessary to secure property rights
  • Negotiates and settles damage claims associated with new or existing systems
  • Leads due diligence efforts and risk assessment activities
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


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.


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