- Responsible for overseeing the preparation of estimates for ROW easements, ROW and permit acquisition costs and schedules for proposed capital projects.
- Identify and develop land service opportunities.
- Expand ROW and land services efforts with our existing customer base.
- Acquire necessary easements, licenses, leases, permits and/or manage and supervise third party contractors engaged to provide such services for the installation of pipeline facilities. When required, perform/manage work associated with: capital projects, operations, maintenance, additions to existing facilities and accommodation of third-party projects.
- Respond to inquiries from Engineering, Operations and third parties regarding easement rights. Assist co-workers as needed with daily field investigation work, encroachment policy or other matters that affect property rights with regard to pipeline construction, operations and maintenance.
- Supervise the resolution of right-of-way and permit issues on pipeline relocation and integrity test projects (i.e., preparation, performance and notification of hydrotests, pipeline decommissioning, smart-pig runs, investigatory digs and pipeline repairs).
- Settle damage claims associated with pipeline construction, maintenance and upsets.
- Pursue reimbursement for damage caused by others to Company property (i.e., pipeline damage, fence and other facility damage as well as environmental upsets).
- Serve as Company representative to outside professional organizations such as the International Right of Way Association and state one-call systems.
- Management and quality assurance of all pipeline ROW’s.
- Maintenance of all ROW records for operated systems
- Manage and supervise payments for permits, real estate rentals, leases and easements.
- Participate in pipeline emergency response situations to address ROW and permit issues (i.e., spill containment, repairs, etc.).
- Ensure all Public Awareness programs/requirements are met according to guidelines. Also, National Incident Management Participation.
- Develop rental budgets for lease contracts and ROW budget for operations.
- Support other projects or other requests as needed.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Real Estate, Law or other related land service discipline.
- 5+ years of experience in pipeline Right-of-Way permitting.
- Basic knowledge of real property law, real property appraisal processes, real property records, permitting/regulatory requirements and agencies required.
- Must be able to interpret easement documents, engineering drawings, alignment sheets, plats and property descriptions.
Other skills, attributes and abilities:
To be successful in this position, one should:
- Possess excellent communication skills.
- Experienced with Microsoft Applications and land data base systems.
- Employ effective negotiating strategies. One must have the ability to endure mentally challenging and emotionally charged communications with outside parties, including counsel and land-owners.
- Be well organized, creative, and objective.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to establish rapport as a Company liaison. One must also be prepared to act as a Company representative, thereby displaying a high level of professionalism and integrity.
- Have good problem-solving skills.
- Be flexible to endure adversities on the right-of-way and to adapt to an ever-changing work schedule and workload.
- This position requires carrying a cell phone and greater than 20% of time traveling away from home base. This position could be on-call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This position may involve long hours including extensive travel. Expected work conditions include physically challenging locations, hazardous environments, and emergency response locations.
Certificates and Licenses:
- None required, but membership in IRWA is preferred. Also FEMA certification in National Incident Management Systems is a plus.
- Normal office environment, plus considerable field time.