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Special Projects Land Analyst 1, 2, or Senior


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Requisition ID: 17478


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

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


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



Acquires and divests real property interests requiring budgeting, project planning, analysis, due diligence, negotiations, legal agreements, and extensive collaboration with stakeholders.

What You'll Do

  • Acquires and divests real property interests to support SRP's generation, transmission, distribution, and supporting projects.  
  • Negotiates with property owners, business representatives, and attorneys by utilizing appraisals, legal agreements, and best practices in negotiations.
  • Utilizes project management principles to balance competing interests and uncertainties on complex, long-duration projects.
  • Contributes to the annual budget process to ensure projects receive approvals and the necessary resources for success.    
  • Collaborates in a highly-visible role with designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers, environmental scientists, resource planners, regulatory analysts, public involvement, energy managers, and attorneys.  
  • Structures real property acquisitions and divestments through the use of the appropriate contractual mechanisms to achieve SRP's financial, operational, and risk management objectives.  
  • Performs due diligence activities such as reviews of project plans, cost estimates, appraisals, title research reports, legal descriptions, property surveys, and environmental assessments as well as conducts site visits.  
  • Analyzes, reviews, and supports the drafting of various legal agreements to facilitate SRP projects including easements, licenses, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and construction agreements.   
  • Researches proposals for generation and transmission projects that require siting studies and regulatory approvals.  
  • Assists legal counsel to prepare for and resolve condemnation proceedings and other real property disputes.
  • 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.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Interest in real estate and assisting with SRP's grid management and improvement projects. 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and working on projects with incomplete and evolving requirements.
  • Experience working on fast-paced, challenging, and team-oriented assignments.  
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills to build relationships within the company.
  • 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.


This is a multilevel position. Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at level 1. Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years of experience at level 2.


Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor; meet Land Agent criteria as defined in the approved “Land Agent Progression Guidelines” to a level as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years of experience at level 2; fully competency in all aspects of functional areas of assignments and as such would be recognized as a specialist; the skills necessary to take lead responsibilities as determined by the supervisor; meet Land Agent criteria as defined in the approved “Land Agent Progression Guidelines” to a level as determined by the supervisor. The criteria document may include additional education/training approved by management.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


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) is 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.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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