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Principal Land Analyst, Special Projects


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 8, 2024

Requisition ID: 16572


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Manages projects to acquire or divest real property interests which may have a significant financial and operational impact upon SRP.  Navigates projects and high level issues that are politically sensitive, challenging, and time-sensitive with an extensive real estate, financial, business, legal, and/or related background.  Provides support and develops relationships with internal stakeholders as well as government agencies, property owners, and SRP customers.  Applies experience, knowledge, and advanced skillsets to contribute to department and company objectives.

What You'll Do

  • Provides leadership to support the acquisition and divestment of real property interests to support SRP's generation, transmission, distribution, and supporting projects.  
  • Lead negotiator for the resolution of complex issues that are bound by corporate policies and have significant financial, operational, political, and legal considerations.  
  • Utilizes project management principles and experience, knowledge, and skillsets to assist management and staff to prioritize, communicate, and balance competing interests to achieve success on complex, long-duration projects.  
  • Oversees the development of the inputs for project cost estimates, annual budget process, and performs the necessary financial analysis to assist decision-makers to navigate complex projects.  
  • Authoritative resource for internal and external questions regarding acquisition, divestment, and management of real property interests.
  • Substantive interaction and consultation with internal and external legal counsel to develop and interpret legal agreements, support condemnation proceedings, and resolve disputes.
  • Oversees and supports due diligence activities necessary for siting and acquiring real property interests.  
  • Represents SRP at public hearings, city council, commission, and other state and federal agencies as well as reviews statutes and regulations to assess impact on real property interests. 
  • Able to present difficult issues to the SRP Board of Directors, SRP Board subcommittees, internal clients, and external customers.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Interest in real estate and assisting with SRP's grid management and improvement projects. 
  • Expertise necessary to lead all aspects of departmental projects.  
  • Comfort with ambiguity and working on projects with incomplete and evolving requirements.
  • Experience working on high-visibility, fast-paced, challenging, and team-oriented assignments.  
  • Proven interpersonal relationship skills for interactions with SRP stakeholders, legal counsel, and executive management as well as external stakeholders including key accounts, senior agency/municipal management, and third-party legal counsel.
  • The willingness and ability on an ongoing basis to seek out academic, professional development, and training opportunities to maximize adaptability and develop the broad skillset needed to be successful in this role.
  • Experience in real estate, acquisitions due diligence, business analysis, financial analysis, project management, regulatory analysis, environmental science, contract management, customer services, or any field that prepares the candidate for the assignment. 


Ten years of professional experience relevant to the position. The criteria may include additional education/training approved by management.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution plus an additional 18 graduate level college credits in an area of specialty.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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