Right of Way Agent

Austin, TX
Full Time
Mid Level

Coates is seeking an experienced Right of Way Agent for our client’s day to day operational needs located near Austin, TX. TREC license required, computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position. Pipeline project experience preferred. 

*Local Candidates Preferred. Per Diem Available.*

Overview of Duties:

  • Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks
  • Coordinates permitting/leases, applications, renewals and other governmental agencies
  • Explains project to landowners and answers their questions
  • Documents all contact with landowners (mail, telephone, e-mail, personal visits)
  • Assimilates contact information and project activities, enters details into project database
  • Secures permission from landowner for various types of surveys and studies on and across public or private lands
  • Negotiates for option agreements, easements, tenant’s consents, access, temporary construction, and related agreements
  • Obtains maps and tax roll information
  • Provides liaison between landowner and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists
  • Settles damages before, during and after construction
  • Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project
  • May be required to testify in condemnation and other proceedings as expert witness

Specialized knowledge/education required:

  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition
  • Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as easements and agreements
  • Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete acquisition
  • Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper
  • Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking
  • The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by professional state certified appraisers
  • The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified
  • Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports
  • Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners
  • Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse, and recorded documents
  • Knowledge of how to determine valuations of crops, trees, pastures, etc. for damage settlement

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE. Benefits offered.

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