Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Military encouraged to apply.

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to support, direct, develop and execute Pilot Company’s ("Pilot") real estate & development activities.

Must be located in the greater Knoxville, TN area.

  1. Oversee & Support all of Pilot’s Miscellaneous Real Estate Activities including but not limited to property development entitlement, purchase and sale agreement negotiations, lease negotiations, additional property acquisitions, surplus property sales, right-of-way & easement acquisitions, lease renewals and landlord relations.
  2. Oversee the Development-Site Selection process, including property identification and location analysis, for new travel center development for a specified area of the country.
  3. Participate in strategic planning activities related to growth of Pilot’s travel center network.
  4. Negotiate and review legal documents with real estate team members prior to submission to Pilot’s legal department.
  5. Collaborate with and support Pilot’s new store project management and legal team throughout the land entitlement, permitting and acquisition-closing process for new development opportunities.
  6. Communicate project status by weekly reports as well as regular verbal updates to appropriate internal and external parties/stakeholders
  7. Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  8. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or ten years’ real estate experience required
  • Minimum seven years’ retail real estate acquisition experience required
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Solid understanding of business principles
  • Advanced knowledge of site drawings, plats, federal/state/ municipal codes and requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage multiple projects successfully
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to influence,  negotiate, and follow through
  • Ability to work and meet goals in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner
  • Effective problem solving and situation analysis skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and with a team
  • Travel required more than 50%
  • General office work requiring sitting or standing for long periods of time including on planes and in automobiles
  • Stoop, bend, twist, and reach
Additional Information

As a full-time team member you are eligible for all Pilot benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, 401K
  • PTO package
  • Weekly pay
  • On-site gym and cafeteria

Application Instructions

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