Professional Land Services is a growing industry and PLS is currently expanding to fill the need. We are now reviewing resumes for experienced Independent Contract Landmen. If you are not experienced in land services, we are looking for people with business background as well as new college graduates who are looking for an entry into the energy business.
There are two basic skill sets that Premier Land Services is looking for:
Sales and Public Relations
Our Land Agents need to be able to walk into a stranger’s home or business and honorably sell the idea of leasing their land for oil and gas development, wind farm production, or pipeline right-of-way easement. Good people skills with the ability to explain and persuade is critical. You must have a “closer’s” mentality!
Land Services work can include quite a bit of in-depth research. If you are a person who likes to dig in and figure out puzzles, untangle cobwebs, work by yourself in a “library” type setting, then researching title ownership is the place for you.
In either case, one needs to know going in that the life of a Landman requires the following:
- You are a contractor in business for yourself. You will be treated as such and all insurances, taxes and such will by your responsibility. PLS will provide a 1099 form at the end of the year for the income you receive as an independent contractor.
- Consider your tools for this trade to be like the painter who needs brushes and drop cloths, or the carpenter who needs hammer and nails to perform their respective trades. You will need the following tools to be able to consider this type of contract work:
- An Independent Landman needs to be computer savvy to a certain degree. This means that you will need to know how to:
Send and receive emails
Prepare basic Microsoft Word documents
Prepare basic Excel spread sheets
Scan information to be sent to your client
The life of a Landman is fairly Nomadic. One needs to know that going in as well. If you are a person who can deal well with fast pace and change, this position might be a good fit for you. If you are a person who can work independently and efficiently on your own, then this might be a good place for you. If all of these considerations apply, AND you like to travel and see the country, we’d like to talk with you.
If you are interested in being considered for a Landman position, please click on our contact page and send a message with an attached resume to the attention of John Corcoran.
Please send you resume and contact information to our website. Our Business Development Manager, Andy Valdmanis, will be following up with you after we’ve received your information! Interviews will be arranged most likely in the Pittsburgh region.