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Right of Way Agent

Company: Coates Field Service, Inc
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a in-house Right of Way Agent responsible for acquisition and enforcement of real property rights required for the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the transmission, distribution, and communication system infrastructure. The Right of Way Agent will interface with government, permitting, and customers on matters related to franchise or property rights. This full-time position will report to our client's office in Binghamton, NY. -Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Investigates, negotiates, acquires, defends, and ensures legal recording and enforcement of property rights required for electric, gas, or communication infrastructure for -distribution and -transmission projects. -
  • Documents all communications and correspondence with landowners including in-person meetings, email, phone, mail.
  • Responds to internal and external customer inquiries in matters related to property rights.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing and securing specific state, highway, railroad, county, town, city, village permits for use of lands owned by governmental agencies, the public, or other utilities including tree clearing permits.
  • Investigates, negotiates, and acquire -leases, licenses, and permits for network -infrastructure, staging areas for storm or construction lay down areas, railroads, canals, and crossing permits.
  • Responsible for document management involving legal documents including: filing, recording, parceling, indexing, and retrieval.
  • Coordinates and processes payments to landowners for certain property rights through internal SAP system.
  • Serves as legal witness as necessary for condemnation or other proceedings.
  • Investigates electric and gas franchise agreements and boundary lines.
  • Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned. -Preferred Qualifications:
    • Prior electric transmission and distribution project experience. -Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Must have or have the ability to obtain a Notary Public License (required for NY).
      • Experience drafting and negotiating property rights documents including rights-of-way, easements, licenses, leases, purchase and sale agreements.
      • Clear, concise written and oral communications.
      • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Google Earth, SAP.
      • Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper.
      • Ability to evaluate, interpret, and analyze engineering and right-of-way drawings.
      • Ability to interpret and research (abstract) legal documents.
      • Skilled in property rights research methods, including courthouse searches for recorded documents and internet research of same.
      • Ability to determine valuation of crops, timber, etc. for damage settlement.
      • Must be willing to travel regularly.
      • Knowledge of Real Estate principles gained through education and experience. -Who We Are:Coates has a 72-year history providing comprehensive land acquisition and right of way services to municipalities, utilities, energy providers, and oil and gas companies nationwide. The first firm of its kind, we are widely recognized as a leader in the land and right of way acquisition industry. A national corporation, Coates has the depth of knowledge and the agility to respond to client needs in all 50 states. Coates is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with regional offices located throughout the United States. It is our mission to provide professional, high-quality, cost-efficient land acquisition and right of way services our clients need, when and where they need us.Coates is committed to rewarding the loyalty of the national team of Coates' Employees. Coates hires the best candidates available for all positions, without regard to the individual's race, religion, or sexual preference or orientation. -Coates is an EOE. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.Coates offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package, including medical/dental, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, paid time off, company paid holidays, and more!Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Coates Field Service, Inc, Binghamton , Right of Way Agent, Sales , Binghamton, New York

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