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Real Estate Representative

Work Location: Bozeman or Butte, MT

Pay range: $54,500 to $121,800 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

External candidates apply at

Internal candidates apply through iConnect.

About this position:

The Real Estate Representative is responsible for right of way, permitting, sales and purchase activities for NorthWestern Energy in all locations, but primarily the Bozeman and Butte Divisions.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

About this job:

  • Conduct/ coordinate real estate planning and facility siting activities related to utility projects
  • Plan and manage the scope of work, cost, and schedule associated with real estate components of utility projects
  • Negotiate and acquire right of way easements and other occupancy permits from private, public and corporate entities
  • Manage activities of real estate contractors assigned to projects
  • Oversee general real estate and land management programs, including land planning, land acquisition, leasing, permitting, purchasing and selling real estate
  • Plan, organize and manage resources associated with real estate projects
  • Coordinate with internal team members, external stakeholders, land use planners local, state and federal agencies on strategy and status of projects
  • Negotiate the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets
  • Negotiate and acquire linear occupancy permits (e.g. railroad permits)
  • Coordinate land use planning and zoning associated with projects and Company real estate holdings
  • Advise business units on real estate and permitting issues
  • Provide negotiations, valuation, real estate expertise
  • Research title information for internal and external customers
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of project activity and status
  • Secure and maintain the project files and permanent records associated with these activities
  • Frequent local travel up to 50%
  • Perform individual lifts, carry, and manipulate equipment up to 25 pounds
  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Am I right for this job? Here’s the success profile: 

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills including excellent oral and written communication proficiency
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Real Estate or related technical field, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferred
  • Professional designation from the International Right of Way Association or related certification preferred
  • Have or be able to obtain a Montana Real Estate Broker’s or Sales License
  • Independent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Understand basic engineering, operation and design aspects of a variety of utility operations
  • Ability to read engineering plans, maps and descriptions of facilities
  • Working knowledge of real estate law and local statutes and regulations
  • Broad understanding of real estate contracts and transaction law
  • Proficient negotiating training and expertise
  • Basic understanding of the valuation process and be able to complete non-complex valuation assignments
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record

Requisition #4352

Posting Dates: April 19, 2024 through May 3, 2024

Department/Division: Energy Supply

Employment Physical: Required

Drug Test: Required

Background Check: Required

Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

Telecommuting: Part-time Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy Service Territory

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at

Questions?  Please contact Roy Ishkanian, his contact information is below.

Roy Ishkanian, MBA
Manager Lands & Permitting
Energy Supply|Lands|Permitting
O: (406) 655-6415
C:  (406) 670-5765
1944 Monad Road
P.O. Box 80330
Billings, MT  59108-0330


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