Sr. Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc

Kansas City, MO 64106

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Coates is seeking a Sr. Right of Way Agent for day-to-day right of way duties for electric distribution and transmission projects. This embedded position will report directly to our client’s office located in Kansas City, MO. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position.

Candidates must have an active Missouri Real Estate license. Candidates without an active Missouri Real Estate License will not be considered.

*Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

+ Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks

+ Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records

+ Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way

+ Explains project to landowners and answers their questions

+ Documents all contact with landowners (mail, telephone, e-mail, personal visits)

+ Assimilates contact information and project activities, enters details into project database

+ Secures permission from landowner for various types of surveys and studies on and across public or private lands

+ Negotiates for option agreements, easements, tenant’s consents, access, temporary construction, and related agreements

+ Secures required subordination agreements

+ Obtains maps and tax roll information

+ Secures ownership information from variety of sources

+ Records legal documents in appropriate county offices

+ Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists

+ Settles damages before, during and after construction

+ Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

+ May be required to testify in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

+ Active Missouri Real Estate License required

+ Electric transmission project experience preferred

+ In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition

+ Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements

+ Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition

+ Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper

+ Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking

+ The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by professional state certified appraisers.

+ The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified

+ Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports

+ Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners

+ Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents

+ Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

+ Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered.

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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