Legal Specialist – Risk & Land

Company Name: NW Natural
Phone Number: (503) 226-4211
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97209
Job Title: Legal Specialist – Risk & Land
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: June 8, 2018
Salary: $62,050
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Legal Specialist – Risk & Land

Non-Union Position

Risk& Land Management; Portland, OR 97209

Regular; Full-Time

Posting # 50265658

June 8, 2018

At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859.

Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction.

Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide.

We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking.

If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.

The Role:

To support the Risk and Land Department’s Insurance, Real Property, Leases, Gas Storage and Permit processes and internal and external customers with insurance and land-related inquiries.  Compiles and manages data; tracks, analyzes and reports results.  Maintains reference information and databases.  Ensures activities are performed in accordance with contract, Corporate and regulatory agency requirements.

Day to Day:

  • Creating, managing and tracking Insurance renewal forms and online application forms, analyzing and entering insurance data, issuing certificates of insurance, researching information, assisting in the renewal processes and maintaining the insurance filing system.
  • Creating, managing and tracking land and lease files and other real estate related deeds and payments on leases, analyzing and entering data into SAP Real Estate, researching information, assisting in the acquisition process and maintaining the Land and Lease filing system.
  • Creating, managing and tracking easement and temporary easement files and other easement related recordings, mortgage notification, payments for easements and entering data into SAP Real Estate, research information, assisting in maintenance of the easement process.
  • Creating, managing and tracking gas storage surface, mineral and royalty agreements, analyzing and entering data into SAP Real Estate, researching information and preparation of payment documents for review, assisting in the storage acquisition process and maintenance of the existing agreements.
  • Creating, managing and tracking permit files, licenses, rail road agreements, analyzing and entering data, researching information and preparation of permits and licenses, payment of permits and licenses, renewal of permits and licenses while maintaining the proper distribution of permits and licenses to NW Natural sites.
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining department’s budget, land bank account, balance statements and preparation of land payment distribution and account database.
  • Responding to frequent questions and inquiries from internal and external customers regarding insurance, gas storage agreements, land, lease, license and permit issues.
  • Provides management with information and reports on departmental operations, and informs management of deviations from established processes or schedules which may impact business outcomes.
  • Provides coverage /back up for other team members as needed.

What we offer:

Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary

Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists

Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities

20% Employee discount on Natural Gas

7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural

Base salary Range– Min. $56,300 (*$62,050 to $77,900) Max. $81,650 

  • *Expected Hiring Range
  • Flexible work schedule opportunities
  • Generous Vacation/Sick leave program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount
  • Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Council/Safety Team/Women’s Network
  • 401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution
  • Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest

Application Process:
To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.

Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.

Deadline: June 22, 2018

At NW Natural we are committed to fair compensation, pay equity and equal opportunity for advancement in the workplace.  Salaries are determined based on a combination of education, experience, skills, performance and internal equity to similar roles within our organization. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability, or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Experience Required:

Come on your first day with:

  • Requires an associates’ degree, para-legal education or equivalent education and experience with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.  Insurance renewal process, land data based file management systems, and/or real estate experience preferred.
  • Prior knowledge of the following subjects is desired: utility operations, Federal and State regulations, land acquisition is desirable.
  • Requires high attention to detail, independent judgment, self-motivation and the ability to work with short deadlines and limited supervision as well as function as a strong team player.
  • Ability to maintain tact, diplomacy and confidentiality when communicating both orally and in writing with internal and external customers at all levels, under sometimes stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced word processing and office software programs, file management data base systems and related applications.
  • Experience with SAP, insurance and real estate module, and SharePoint is desirable.
How to Apply:

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.

Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.

Deadline: June 22, 2018

Posting End Date: June 22, 2018