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Team Fishel is hiring a Right of Way Agent for our Professional Services Group (PSG) in Dumfries, VA.
The Right of Way Agent performs all aspects of right of way and real estate related activities necessary to maintain and protect property rights while negotiating favorable terms to various land and right of way related agreements secured on behalf of customers, including the acquisition, relinquishment and modification of easements, fee land purchases, franchise and permit rights, encroachments resolutions and settlements of damage claims among other land and right of way related negotiations. This position will also support the development team responsible for the acquisition and installation of a multi-duct conduit packages connecting client communications facilities in dense to moderate urban environments.
Please note that this position is hourly, NOT day rate.
Requirements & Qualifications
Identify land/property ownership from public records.
Research, review, and analyze titles; identify defects and outline curative.
Negotiate the acquisition of right of way and other property interest/rights, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, maintenance of customer facilities in such a manner to minimize problems, issues, or litigation.
Negotiate property damage settlements and loss claims associated with projects and day to day operations necessary to maintain customerâ€™s facilities.
Prepare right of way related cost estimates associated with land and right of way project acquisition.
Secure civil permits necessary for the construction and maintenance of customer facilities.
Review, prepare, analyze, and interpret all land and right of way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits, licenses, etc.
Serve as liaison between internal departments, customers, developers, cities, counties, etc., in support of right of way activates.
Resolve encroachment, damage claims, landowner complaints and inquiries at a minimal cost to the customer.
Bachelorâ€™s degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, and/or equivalent industry related Right of Way work experience.
Knowledge in all aspects of right of way, including project management, acquisition, title, permitting, due diligence, public relations and community outreach.
A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State issued driverâ€™s license are mandatory.
Plan for and conduct negotiation meetings with property owners and their representatives to acquire easements, property acquisitions and/or access rights necessary for the clientsâ€™ projects.
Produce and review required documentation to secure necessary approvals for the project installation.
Work with title, survey, design and construction to coordinate preferred paths and methods of installation for access, construction and maintenance.
Read, interpret and explain project plans.
Produce and maintain accurate landowner contact records for parcel files.
Enter information into a project management system to track the completion of tasks in support of the project.
Competencies, skills, and abilities
Ability to develop rapport with all types of personalities.
Ability to conduct meetings to define project requirements.
Problem solving skills to resolve complex and difficult acquisitions.
Excellent speaking and writing skills to clearly communicate in person and by email.
Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills along with good judgement.
Effective interpersonal skills in persuasion and negotiation.
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Team Fishel offers excellent industry training and a career development path for our Teammates. Competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, 401k, and a company profit sharing plan!
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
Team Fishel is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disability/Protected Veteran