Land Manager is responsible for a wide range of processes by which real property is acquired, maintained, and divested. Including but not limited to, management of technical matters associated with real property oversight of payment obligations, lease obligations, land ownership, land planning, curative, and overall land strategy. Candidate will Interface across departments and with mine sites located in Canada and the US to provide support by way of real property sales, acquisitions, lease administration and renewals. Prepare various types of real property documents, deeds, and appraisal reports, including review and evaluation of diligence related to real property in support of transactions. Act as internal authority and resource for input, maintenance, and reporting functions from the Company's land management system and serve as a liaison for others in utilization of the system. Successful candidate will be well organized, self-directed, strongly motivated, with a positive working demeanor. This position will be located in Westmoreland's south Denver office.
This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees. There is potential that this role may supervise an internal or external land administration employee/resource.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, forecast, budget, and satisfy all land-related obligations necessary to maintain the validity of all the company's lands and interest in land.
- Investigate problems and prepare reports relating to land holdings, easements and right-of-way, property management, property records, and cost of acquisition estimates.
- Report and maintain land database, records, maps, reports, etc. to advise Westmoreland of its land holdings and associated agreements, rights, terms, payments, royalties, and maintenance obligations.
- Recommend acquisition, divestiture, and land strategy as it relates to utilization of real property for internal purposes or for dedicated external purposes, including but not limited to, renewable energy developments and/or joint venture opportunities. Participate in the execution of proper legal documents for purchase or sale.
- Manage and provide direction with respect to annual compliance of regulatory reporting requirements for land related licenses and permits, reclamation, and lease management.
- Ensure statutory and regulatory guidelines and procedures are followed.
- Determine the status of title, maintenance, and completion of land files, advise, and perform curative as appropriate, sales, liens, assessments, and encumbrances of record.
- Position will report into the Legal Department but will work regularly with designated land personnel located remotely. Occasional interaction will include county personnel, law firms, title companies to establish clear title, and regulatory personnel for state, federal, and tribal leases as applicable.
- Investigate and recommend settlement of property related claims and disputes.
- Participate in appraisals and recommend actions regarding the divestiture of surplus real estate.
- Work in a team environment with senior management and staff in all departments to implement key components of Westmoreland's performance goals and objectives.
What We Offer
- This position is expected to pay $149,000 - $165,000 annually; depending on skills, experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position. It is eligible for our annual Short Term Incentive program.
- Our health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you and in the things you care about.
- We offer a 401k with a generous match, student loan repayment assistance, tuition reimbursement.
- To care for your wellbeing, we offer paid vacations and holidays, monthly wellness financial incentives, Employee Assistance Program.
- Health care offerings include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending accounts.
- To assist you in leveraging the health care benefits, we offer personal health advocates, tele-medicine, surgery concierge services, diabetes care.
- Short-term disability, long-term disability, basic term life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage are provided at no cost. Optional coverages available include supplemental life insurance and supplemental accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Economics, Real Estate, or a related field
- Minimum 10 years of related work experience.
- Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and computerized land management systems. Knowledge of LandWorks is a plus.
- Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Licenses, Registration, and Certifications
- Bachelor's degree with demonstrated record of natural resource experience.
- Problem solving.
- Strong written and verbal communication.
- Strong Decision Making.
- Ability to develop effective internal and external relationships.
- Ability to work across departments.