Manager of Engineering and Development
Responsible for the negotiation, drafting, maintenance, and interpretation of a variety of the Company’s contracts which include but are not limited to, oil and gas contracts, Limited Partnership Agreements, Master Service Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements. Responsible for maintaining relationships and optimizing the Company’s real estate, leasehold and mineral holdings through effective coordination, cooperation, and communication with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide support and frequent collaboration with operations and drilling departments on all land/title/regulatory matters. Work closely with Revenue Accounting, JIB accounting, and externally with contract Landmen, brokers, title attorneys, WI partners and Revenue interest owners and Limited Partners to achieve company goals.
- Lead and coordinate development, preparation and negotiation of contracts and other land and commercial documents, assist in due diligence projects related to title and land agreements, and work closely with legal counsel across these activities.
- Represent the company in dealing with federal and state regulatory agencies; prepare and submit state and federal filings of development plans, unit applications, location exceptions, commingling applications; provide company representation at governmental hearings.
- Review, interpret and understand complex contracts and legal/title documents and agreements. (i.e. – able to perform a detailed analysis of commercial agreements, title opinions, leases, farm-out agreements, assignments, AFE’s elections and joint operating agreements).
- Input and/or edit the data in the property records system utilized in maintaining the company assets, and in processing and maintaining the data. Review and interpret title and ownership information in applicable files as necessary.
- Ensure payment information for leases and various contracts is accurate and payments are made and documented in a timely manner.
- Prepare proposals and correspondence to be sent to partners and landowners.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Land Management, Business Administration, or other relevant major. Minimum of RPL designation; CPL preferred; JD a plus
- Minimum of 7 years of broad experience with in-house land management (leasing, surface settlements, title review, division order matters, land and transactional contracts, negotiations, commercial evaluations, deal structuring, energy economics, and understanding of legal and regulatory issues.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information related to the oil and gas industry and the business environment generally. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, contracts, and to effectively present information and respond to questions from colleagues, executives, transaction counterparts, legal counsel
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Strong analytical skills and business acumen. Must have strong interpersonal skills and collaborate well across multiple departments and disciplines
- Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, GIS Land Mapping, land database management.
- Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.
- Visual and manual dexterity are extremely important for this position, as is mobility to walk safely in oilfields, along proposed improvement corridors, to view potentially impacted areas, and safely traverse irregular terrain.
- Visual acuity to safely drive at night and in a variety of weather conditions is required.
- The job presents work hazards that are customary in upstream oil & gas production sites.
- Performing sedentary to light work, exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
- Reach overhead for items, stoop, bend, and twist while working.
- Ability to utilize fingers to feel and grasp objects or work devices as needed and manual dexterity in the use of the hands, seeing, talking, hearing.
- Perform repetitive motions and standing for long periods of time.
- Able to drive a vehicle, usually a car or light truck, and get into and out of the vehicle on a regular basis.
- Walking on uneven ground and over or around obstacles or structures such as pipes or low rails and walls, and up and down stairs on a regular basis.
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