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Eversource Energy Project Manager, Right of Way in Westwood, Massachusetts

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmr45H8xZE)Role and Scope of Position:

With a high level of independence, effectively lead Right of Way (ROW) projects in Eversource’s service areas to ensure the ROW phase of projects are completed efficiently and within scope, on schedule, and within budget. Overall responsibility for the coordination of all aspects of ROW including regulatory approvals. Interface with external stakeholders including regulators, local elected officials and town department managers as necessary. Assigned projects are multi-disciplinary in nature, multi stakeholder involvement, and medium to high financial risk exposure profile.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads the ROW function on projects across the Eversource service territory; projects range from lower complexity to large/major projects
  • Works closely with assigned project team(s) to secure the necessary land rights needed for the project. Performs property negotiations for the acquisition and disposition of property rights as necessary
  • Performs the function of ROW Subject Matter Expert for system projects
  • Identifies issues, determines solutions, and implements necessary actions to ensure that the ROW portion of the projects are completed efficiently, on time and within the established budget
  • Partners with Eversource Project teams including Legal, Real Estate, Construction Services, Regulatory Relations, Purchasing Environmental, and all Transmission Business functions to ensure project success
  • Consults with the legal department to interpret property rights and develops resolution to complex land use conflicts or projects
  • Ensures rights area secured through various Federal, State and Local agencies
  • Creates and sustains professional relationships with various Federal, State and Local agencies, including (but not limited to) DCR, DCAMM, MWRA, Boston PIC, MBTA, Amtrak (and other railroad owners)
  • Manages multiple ROW vendors, tracking contract terms, spend and deliverables. Manages vendor contractors to include developing the Scope of Work to final deliverables with close-out packages
  • Manages the development and processes for evaluation of bid documents for ROW and ensuring the ROW aspect of the project is documented and completed in accordance with company policies and all applicable regulations and laws
  • Manages project close out in a timely manner to support corporate business goals
  • Provides clear concise and comprehensive reports for management
  • Mentors ROW team members

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and solve problems, analyze data, write effective reports and make presentations
  • Demonstrate past in-depth experience with various State/Local agencies including (but not limited to) DCR, DCAMM, Boston PIC, State DOTs, National Park Service, etc.
  • Article 97 and Grant of Location experience is necessary, National Park Service experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret land records and understand Real Estate Law, perform title abstracts, research title and other data to determine rights
  • Able to draft land record documents including Permits, Licenses, Leases, Easements, Deeds and other agreements as necessary
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; plan, schedule and manage numerous complex ROW projects concurrently while effectively managing deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; able to lead meetings, motivate others, and effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent collaboration and management skills; able to clearly define and communicate roles and responsibilities, and make informed, effective decisions

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Experience :

  • Minimum of five to eight years of related experience required including Right of Way Management, Property Management and/or Real Estate Law
  • Familiarity with ROW methodologies and Utility industry land rights is necessary
  • ROW Land Management experience is necessary

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License is required

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary

  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment which requires sitting, standing and general movement throughout the office area

  • Travel will be required between office, project sites, and stakeholder locations.
  • Work will require visiting field construction sites including high voltage substations and utility Rights-of-Way; attentiveness and adherence to all company safety practices and protocols is required
  • Attends to issues outside of normal business hours and for extended periods, as necessary

Mental Aspects :

  • Work involves calculating, comparing, technical writing, editing, planning, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, designing, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing and presenting
  • This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities, where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant business commitments and results
  • Demonstrates self-assurance in one’s ideas, judgments and capabilities; decisive and takes clear timely action as required
  • Able to effectively manage continually shifting priorities and deadlines.

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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