Land Specialist

AdCode:  1013
Date:  Feb 19, 2024
State:  TX
City:  Sugar Land
Business Unit:  Gulf Coast Utilities
Category:  Engineering
Job Type:  Full-Time

SouthWest Water is a privately-held, American-owned service company with decades of high-level customer service. Today, we serve over 600,000 residential and business customers in seven states: Alabama, California, Florida, Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas. Our teams work together to deliver clean, safe, and reliable water and wastewater services so that our customers and communities can thrive.

Purpose of the Job

The Land Specialist provides assistance concerning land acquisition, easements acquisition, acquisition of purchase water contracts, system capacity exceptions, engineering coordination, and developer relations. Will also assist in one-time projects as they arise.

What We Offer

•    401k Company Match: 100% of the first 6% of your eligible compensation contributed to the Plan
•    Vacation Accrual: Starting at 3 weeks per year
•    Holidays: 10 company-paid holidays per year
•    Floating Time: 16 hours of paid floating time per year
•    Additional Benefit Plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Company-Paid Life Insurance and more
•    Training, Professional Certifications, and Education Allowance

Job Responsibilities


Reasonable Accommodations Statement 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position will be willing and able to perform the following duties and others as assigned:

•    Researches deeds and titles to determine land and easement ownership.
•    Assesses property and easement values and negotiates price for acquisition, lease, or access.
•    Analyzes data of water systems to provide for alternative minimum exceptions from the TCEQ.
•    Collaborates with engineers and follows through with them on projects.
•    Manages and coordinates with engineers with regards to water distribution maps and sewer collection maps.
•    Monitors operational activities for compliance with lease or other obligations.
•    Works with general counsel and legal department when necessary in preparation of contracts.


Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or Related Field

Physical Requirements

Office and Field-Based Role

Work Experience

5+ years of relevant experience is required, water/wastewater utility experience is preferred


Delivering High Quality Work
Communicating Effectively
Supporting Coworkers
Displaying Technical Expertise
Decision Quality
Presenting and Public Speaking
Attentive Listening

SouthWest Water Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It’s our policy to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other opportunities based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability, and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.

Nearest Major Market: Houston