Surveying & Engineering (PSG)
Who is Team Fishel?
Since 1936, we’ve been the Best Choice in utility engineering and construction. Safety is our top priority and is key in everything we do. We’re industry professionals driven by high performance for our customers and each other. Interested in joining our Team?
Team Fishel, the Best Choice Employer in the utility construction and network installation business, is looking to hire a Right of Way Agent located in Columbus, Ohio for our Survey and Enginnering group. Team Fishel is an 85-year-old privately held company with one of the best reputations in the industry.
The successful candidate will bring an energetic, positive, collaborative, and goal-oriented attitude to the team. Most importantly, this candidate does what they say they are going to do, and they strive to lead every day with our guiding principles of Fishelosophy: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Honor, and Trust.
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.
Essential duties and responsibilities
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 customer'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
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) 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, budgeting, cost forecasting, operations, due diligence, public relations, and community outreach
A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid state driver's license are mandatory
Competencies, skills, and abilities
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
Oral and written communication skills
Self-starting individual who follows directions and procedures, adheres to a work schedule and can focus on details
Interpersonal (people) skills
Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a Team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/ attitude with co-workers, customers, vendors, outside contractors, and governmental agencies
Possess analytical and reconciliation skills necessary for problem solving and decision making
Be able to successfully perform multiple tasks and abbreviated deadlines
Must be able to understand financial impacts of decisions and courses of action, results oriented
Advanced computer skills
Physical demand and working conditions
Anticipated 30 to 40% travel
Overtime or weekend or evening work is sometimes required and often extended work hours based upon department workload
Fast paced and fluid work environment
- Health Insurance
- Wellness Program
- Life Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Program
- Profit Sharing
- Paid Leave Benefits
- Teammate Assistance Program
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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!
Join Team Fishel, your future and your team.
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