Right of Way Agent

Linderlake Corporation
Published
November 21, 2020
Location
Atlanta, GA
Category
Job Type

Description

We are looking for an experienced Right of Way Agent to work on several projects throughout Indiana and possibly NW Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. The agent will primarily be assigned to an electric power project in the state of Indiana.


The ideal candidate would be located in southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, or northern/central Illinois. Some work may be performed remotely but the agent may mobilize for a few days during the week.

Required:

  • Title research and easement acquisition experience a must.
  • Laptop, printer, cell phone, camera(cell phone camera)and Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Reliable vehicle


The Right of Way Agent handles right-of-way property acquisitions/dispositions, landowner notifications, construction monitoring, and payments for damages as they relate to communications, utilities projects, railroad jobs, or governmental acquisitions/dispositions.


REPORTS TO: Project Manager and/or Project Supervisor.


KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

  • Contacts landowner(s) to acquire the desired property(ies) either by
    easement or fee. Alternatively, informs affected landowners of pending
    utility company re-use of its previously acquired right of way and/or
    removal of vegetation or other structures encumbering same easement
    corridor. When required, contacts adjacent owners for the disposition
    of surplus properties as well. In urban situations, identifies potential
    parcels suitable for client’s facilities, i.e. office space meeting required
    specifications for structural loading. Also assists in feasibility studies.
  • Makes last deed of record title and tax record searches to initially
    identify ownership of land.
  • Reviews acquisition/disposition documents (templates of which have
    been provided by the client) to ensure accuracy and to ensure proper
    signature lines have been included. Notarize same as necessary.
  • Offers and arranges payments for any property or crop damages
    incurred during investigations, surveys, construction, or removal of
    communications or utilities systems as well as governmental or railroad
    projects.
  • Acts as liaison between landowners and Linderlake Corporation, on
    behalf of the client and its representative designees.
  • Maintains effective field reports with Linderlake Corporation and the client and its representative designees in a timely fashion. Computer literate sufficient enough to provide said reports in the fashion required
    by the client and/or Linderlake Corporation.
  • Assists in preparing right-of-way bid documents in conjunction with the engineering staff in preparation for construction bidding, to be
    interspersed with landowner line lists as geographically required, mark-
    ups of aerial photography, determination of approximate lengths of
    property affected by routing of the facilities to be installed for
    acquisition and damage settlement payments, performs pre-
    construction notification to landowners according to identified
    restrictions to ensure timely notice as required etc.
  • Assists in closing out records for transferring final documents to client and its representative designees in the mode determined by the client.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:


High school diploma required. Undergraduate degree or real estate license strongly preferred. Additional coursework in land use and acquisition preferred through IR/WA or other training determined suitable by Linderlake Corporation.


EXPERIENCE:
Minimum – one year, right of way, title or site acquisition, as it relates to natural gas and petroleum pipeline, electrical transmission line, tele-communications facility, DOT, EPA, or railroad activities.


SPECIFIC SKILLS:
Strong written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with title, real estate documents and legal descriptions, as well as land appraisal.

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