Title Specialist

August 28, 2023 Colleen McHugh

Title Specialist

Mission Clean Energy is seeking a Title Specialist-1, Title Specialist-2 or Senior Title Specialist to join our rapidly growing company either remotely or at our office location in San Francisco, California. We offer a hybrid work environment and will consider remote locations for exceptional applicants. Our team is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Missouri, New York, Washington, and beyond.

Mission Clean Energy (“Mission”) is a values-driven company focused on accelerating the clean energy transition. Our mission is to decarbonize the grid responsibly, one renewable energy project at a time. We are leading the way by providing clean, abundant, and reliable energy to communities throughout the US.

Mission is a recently founded, well-capitalized company with an established leadership team that is focused on delivering extraordinary results. We value our strong employee culture rooted in collaboration and transparency and favor innovative thinkers who help us reach our ambitious growth and impact goals.

About the Role:

Mission seeks a Title Specialist to support growth and execution on our rapidly expanding solar and standalone storage project pipeline. The ideal candidate will have a strong title background, ideally in the utility-scale renewable energy industry, and will support an existing team of exceptional development managers, project developers, and associates.

The Title Specialist will be responsible for obtaining, reviewing, and making recommendations on title matters for the company in support of land acquisition negotiations as well curative work for more advanced projects.

This candidate will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with our growing cross-functional group that includes representation from finance, engineering, GIS, real estate, permitting, transmission/interconnection, and revenue contract origination.

This position is a rare opportunity to join an outstanding team in a critical role that will shape the growth and future of the company. This is an ideal job for a deeply skilled person who wants to work in an entrepreneurial environment while maximizing their impact on the clean energy transition.

Key Responsibilities

The Title Specialist will work with our real estate, development, and legal teams alongside outside title companies, surveyors, and other contractors on land and lease issues such as:

  • Confirming vesting and legal descriptions for land acquisition and asset management. Research ownership and tax records, local recording regulations, and review documents for adherence to those regulations.
  • Ordering, reviewing and analyzing all title commitments and pro forma title policies to identify title exception items, identifying encumbrances and flaws for greenfield sites and existing projects
  • Creating and maintaining title curative matrices and determining title curative action plans.
  • Maintaining records of completed and outstanding documents.
  • Implement title curative efforts including preparing, negotiating, coordinating, and tracking the execution of title curative documents and agreements required for title insurance policies or working with legal counsel to do the same.
  • Prepare and maintain up to date files and records on status and present progress reports on title curative efforts for projects.
  • Obtaining SDNA’s, probate documents, trust documents, and other curative items.
  • Analyzing ALTA surveys for projects.
  • Provide training and educational opportunities to the development team on title and curative title matters.

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate must have utility-scale renewable energy experience, as well as the following experiences, skills, and attributes.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.
  • 2+ years in the renewable energy industry.
  • 4+ years of experience in title insurance, real estate, or leasing contract experience with a strong preference for individuals with paralegal experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of title, trust, and probate documents.
  • Strong program management skills and experience managing multiple projects within a portfolio, managing priorities with regular adjustment to new information from the market.
  • Ability and inclination to continually evaluate business needs and practices while successfully facilitating problem solving and improvements.
  • Exceptional organization, attention to detail, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work effectively with cross-functional employee groups; we’re looking for people whose references will say you’re a great teammate.
  • A valid driving license.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the United States as much as 15% of the time, or as required by project needs.

Mission offers highly competitive compensation. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and health insurance; 401(k) plan with company match; and generous time-off policies.

Compensation: $75,000-130,000 annual salary + bonus, depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this and every search. Mission Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@missioncleanenergy.com. No phone calls please. US based applicants only.  No recruiters, please.