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Specialist III, Land Development

Minonk, IL, US, 61760 Bryson, TX, US, 76427 Westover, MD, US, 21871 Columbus, OH, US, 43004 Girard, IL, US, 62640 Fall River, MA, US, 02721 Tyler, TX, US, 75703 Taft, CA, US, 93268 Paw Paw, IL, US, 61353 Elk Mound, WI, US, 54739

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


The role of this position is to assist and interface in the planning for Liberty Power Company's  (LPCo), primarily supporting the overall land acquisition efforts for major renewable projects from origination through development with hand over to construction. This position will be accountable for securing all land tenure on required land, including supporting public outreach, community relations and associated regulatory applications. The employee in this role requires strong interpersonal, relationship building, and negotiation skills as they will be interfacing with various stakeholders day-to-day, while traveling between 50%-85% of their time.  The role will be active in all aspects of origination, development, and construction. 

The Land Development Specialist is accountable for the prioritization and deployment of tasks and resources with a clear view to secure land and broader stakeholder support for multiple projects ongoing in parallel. The Land Development Specialist will prioritize, initiate, evaluate and complete all significant steps, in partnership with the Senior Manager, Land and Stakeholders as well as the Director, Project Planning and Permitting, to ensure overall business development goals are met on schedule and on budget.


  • On assigned projects, travel to project areas and lead the execution and securing of required land packages for the project, using both internal and external resources
  • Proactively approach developing relationships, finding information, and addressing challenges
  • On certain assigned projects, lead land agents to act in the same capacity when work-load demands or logistics require 3rd party services
  • Meet and/or communicate with existing landowners and stakeholders to maintain/build relationships with Liberty Power, including documenting all landowner interactions and commitments to ensure a supported transition into construction and operations
  • Build initiatives to demonstrate to communities that Liberty originates, develops, contructs and operates renewable projects, leading to short-term and long-term benefits to stakeholders and communities
  • Proactively identify and manage opportunities and risks
  • Maintenance of thorough records, to support application processes and potential legal challenges    
  • Ability to draft, review, and amend contracts for the land and permitting teams
  • Leadership in building in-house knowledge and the continuous improvement of processes for the Land Acuistion team (eg learning new regulatory requirements where Liberty enters new businesses or regions)
  • Develop and coordinate ‘hand over’ plans to guide transition of project from orignation to development, and development to construction, in regards to land acquisition rights obtained, and property owner commitments and communications
  • In partnership with permitting and planning team, provide assistance as required to; manage the land zoning security for new development packages; research applicable regulations, prepare re-zoning applications, meeting municipal staff, elected council officials, and defending and expediting applications
  • Provide recommendations for execution and improvements as well as supporting community building events with local stakeholders and landowners
  • Collaborate with the permitting and planning team to investigate and recommend new land agents in the new development jurisdictions for LPCo
  • Any similar and/or related duties as requested from time to time
  • Upon assignment, support due diligence tasks associated with property and land agreements
  • Provide support to Public Relations firms as applicable

Education and Experience

  • Ability to travel (Canada and the United States) more than 50%-85% of the time
  • Good knowledge of the various legal and commercial aspects of land tenure, specifically related to the renewable power generation industry required, (leases, rental agreements, royalty payments, easements, land registry, deeds and title insurance etc.)
  • Skills – reviewing, reading, editing land and option agreements, leases, easements, etc., report writing, team-work and collaboration
  • Experienced in community engagement and stakeholder relations
  • Key relationship building skills and time management
  • Minimum Qualifications – 3 years of experience with project development and real estate
  • Minimum Qualifications – valid driver’s license and passport with ability to travel internationally as required

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.

As the successful candidate


Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.


Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.


Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning


What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

401k Plan with matching

Company funded Pension program

Share purchase/match plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.


Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL

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