Job Vacancy Real Estate Representative – Telecommunication Acquisition (Carolinas) Duke Energy

Job title: Real Estate Representative – Telecommunication Acquisition (Carolinas)

Company: Duke Energy

Job description: More than a career – a chance to make a difference in people’s lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you’ll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

The preferred location for this position is in Charlotte or Raleigh, NC. However, the hiring manager will consider any other location within the service territory of the region they serve.

The exact location will be determined at the time of offer based on business needs.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for real estate transactions (land acquisition, lease negotiations and lease terminations) in support of our corporate and regional Telecommunications team. They will use advanced negotiating strategies to execute the acquisition and termination of full or partial land rights in supporting Duke Energy’s telecommunication operations. They must be familiar with records research, surveying & mapping, fee properties and conveyances, land acquisitions and dispositions, easement acquisitions and releases, land and tower lease negotiations, relocation reimbursements, support for legal litigation and protection against legal claims, and rights in perpetuity to access/rebuild/improve telecommunications assets. They will work in collaboration with landowners, tower owners, attorneys, public officials, engineers, planners, and others in gaining land rights to support company projects and customer requests. They may have responsibility for a variety of land rights acquisition and disposition projects.


  • Negotiation – Ability to work with property owners and interests to bring about an equitable and fair settlement for the rights being acquired.
  • Communications – Ability to develop interpersonal relationships. Written and verbal skills are vital in dealing with individuals as well as groups (i.e. Tower Owners, DOT, Homeowner Assoc., Courts, church leadership, boards, public meetings, etc.)
  • Basic legal expertise – proficient in research and examination of basic title issues (deeds, mortgages, liens, taxes, etc.) and ability to perform a limited title search. Review of transaction documents. Assist attorneys with legal proceedings to include expert witness testimony.
  • Project Management – Representative must be able to manage various tasks simultaneously in order to accomplish desired objectives. Acquisition requires managing a variety of competing interests to include risks, costs and relationships.
  • Valuation – Ability to compile sales data to support values for both fee simple and partial rights acquisition and disposal. Able to read appraisal reports with a critical eye and challenge opinions.
  • Administrative – Familiarity with MS Office and other tools in order to compile and complete reports. Maintain and protect field files as directed by Records Retention policy and/or state regulations. Appropriate documentation of all aspects of transactions from contract preparation to recording of conveyances. Ensures payments are made with proper accounting by check/wire to facilitate transaction settlements.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Real Estate or other related degree
  • In addition to bachelor’s degree, three (3) years minimum of related work experience
  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree AND three (3) years minimum of related work experience listed above, high school diploma/GED AND
  • Real Estate License

Specific Requirements

  • Driver’s License
  • Notary within 6 months of hire

Desired Qualifications

  • Survey and land engineering knowledge
  • Knowledge of telecommunication operations and construction
  • Environmental awareness to understand basics of due diligence and the public requirements for projects.
  • A real estate professional designation earned through testing and experience from a recognized real estate association such as IRWA, Appraisal Institute, CoreNet, CCIM, etc.
  • Effective public presentation, witness and testimony skills and experience.

Working Conditions

  • Will often require irregular work schedule to accommodate land owners and other professionals to include frequent evenings and weekends.
  • Travel may be required to facilitate certain negotiations and execute transactions.
  • Field visits are often required to analyze property and participate in due diligence.
  • Hybrid mobility classification – work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements 5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date Friday, August 18, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

Expected salary:

Location: USA

Job date: Fri, 04 Aug 2023 22:57:29 GMT

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