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Real Estate Project Manager

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Jackson, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

Department Summary

The Real Estate Acquisition Group is responsible for acquiring all land rights for the construction, operation, and maintenance of Consumers Energy’s electric and gas utility assets throughout the state of Michigan.  The land rights routinely acquired include, but are not limited to, easements for electric pole lines and gas mains; and fee property acquisitions for electric substations, gas compressor stations, renewable generation assets and corporate office buildings.

 

Job Description/Responsibilities

As a member of the Real Estate team, this individual is responsible for leading, managing and acquiring land rights necessary for construction, operation and maintenance of electric utility assets.

 

The Project Manager shall function in a lead role and will direct, review, and approve the day to day work of contractors in their assigned area of responsibility.  This position is responsible for negotiating the acquisition of complex fee and easement property purchases and managing land and easement acquisition projects for Consumers Energy in Michigan.  May be required to participate on project development teams activities such as, but not limited to, route selection, feasibility and cost estimates.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.
  • Less than a Bachelor's degree may be acceptable if accompanied by extensive Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.
  • Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License – Required to perform certain real estate transactions.  Not essential pre-qualification, but must be able to obtain within 2 months of employment.
     

The following skills may set you apart from others:

 

  • SR/WA (Senior Member Right of Way Association) designation - Specialty certification.
  • Proven leadership skills - Ability to successfully lead individual and team performance.
  • Knowledge of utility/pipeline construction methods
     

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to influence key decision makers through highly developed communication style/skills and be comfortable in all settings.
  • Must be able to make quality decisions on use of real estate assets based on input and alignment with key stakeholders
  • Must be able to effectively motivate, direct, and manage contract resources
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent land description knowledge
  • Able to interpret survey drawings, engineering, construction and plan & profile drawings, title and abstracts
  • Budgeting knowledge/understanding and analysis capabilities
  • Experience working with utility facilities and/or Corporate Real Estate preferred

 

Company Overview

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
 
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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