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Consumers Energy SR TECH ANALYST I (Asset Management Analyst) in Lansing|Grand Rapids|Saginaw|Kalamazoo|Flint|Midland|Battle Creek|Alma|Royal Oak|Bay City|Cadillac|Owosso|Sparta|Traverse City|Hamilton|Livonia|Norton Shores|Hastings|West Branch|Kentwood|Big Rapids|Clare|Boyne City|Fremont|Benzonia|Clinton Township|Tempe, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

The Real Estate Asset Management Analyst is responsible for managing real estate assets and/or negotiating real estate transactions with 3rd parties. Transactions assignments may include but are not limited to: telecommunications and facility leasing, and land leasing. This individual will serve as the primary interface between the external customer and internal stakeholders and is responsible for creating contracts and negotiating real estate transaction terms and conditions that give consideration to current and future operational and business needs. This individual will work closely with third parties including individuals, business entities and governmental agencies.

Level of Supervision Required: Close (assignments are clearly defined)/General/Independent

The Real Estate Asset Management Analyst position works independently with minimal supervision supporting a large number of highly complex transactions, of major scope and importance, and is given wide latitude for independent action and decision making.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage Real Estate Transactions
a) Make sound business decisions b) Research, analyze and interpret property rights c) Prioritize requests and workload d) Negotiates terms and conditions of real estate contracts. e) Resolve highly complex property rights issues. f) Recognize, understand and evaluate business risk as part of the decision making process. Manages multiple projects or requests, monitor workload / status / progress. g) Routinely communicates with internal stakeholders and external customers on status or progress.

  1. Process
    a) Internal and External client alignment assessment of needs b) Identification and implementation of processes / procedures to enhance client / customer experience. c) Development & implementation of asset management strategies

  2. Compliance monitoring / review

Essential functions:

This individual needs to be self-motivated and detailed in their abilities. This position requires organizational abilities in keeping track of, prioritizing, and managing schedules and deadlines.

  • Effectively negotiate with external customers for various land rights.

  • Effectively communicate with internal customers to understand impact of requests and identify and negotiate solutions that protect current and future operational and business needs.

  • Analysis and interpretation of existing real estate documents found within the company’s document management system.

  • Ability to understand and analyze operational and business needs and concerns and develop transaction terms & conditions that give appropriate considerations to all issues.


  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to read and map legal descriptions

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of real estate transactions

  • Ability to prioritize work – This position supports multiple groups with varying priority levels.

  • Adjusts to changing priorities, and work well under pressure with minimal supervision.

  • Read and determine the impact, rights and restrictions contained in legal documents and contracts associated with land rights.

  • Ability to interpret survey drawings, engineering, construction and plan and profile drawings, title, abstracts.

  • Working knowledge of property valuation.

  • General knowledge of gas and electric construction techniques

  • Self-motivated

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively with diverse client/customer base (public, attorneys, landowners, developers, legal, clients, Sr. Management). Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders to gain an understanding of operational concerns and issues. Ability to clearly communicate key issues in writing and verbally.

  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings to resolve issues and concerns. Ability to present to large groups.

  • Analytical Thinker / Problem Solving Skills - Ability to identify key transaction elements, understand potential impacts and develop sound solutions.

  • Action Oriented – Ability to quickly analyze and move to resolution to meet project deadlines

  • Real Estate Law knowledge

  • Able to use MS Word, Excel, Power Train, SharePoint, Tableau, Outlook

Additional preferred qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or a combination of work and educational experience

SR/WA designation preferred

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.