• Land Right-of-Way Agent

    Job Locations US-TX-Midland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/25/2018 1:15 PM)
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    Oil & Gas
  • Overview

    Our client, Navitas-Midstream, is actively seeking a Right-of Way Agent who will be responsible for managing right-of-way (ROW) and permitting activities. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing right-of-way cost estimates and schedules, acquiring property rights, permits and approvals necessary for pipeline systems, along with developing ROW and land services as a revenue enhancement of services. This position will be based out of their Midland office.


    • 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.

    Work Environment:

    • Normal office environment, plus considerable field time.


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