Right of Way Permitting Coordinator

Full Time

Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking an experienced Right of Way Permitting Coordinator for electric transmission/distribution projects located in Massachusetts. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this fast-paced position. This work has the potential to be done remotely for a qualified, experienced candidate.


Overview of Duties:

  • Coordinates with Right of Way, Engineering, and other departments to first establish where the line route is located
  • Determine the non-environmental permits (road/railroad/highway) that will be required
  • Ensure all required permits are obtained prior to any construction activities
  • Organizes consultations with local officials, inspectors, and assessors to verify required permits, licenses, and/or agreements, and organizes and delivers all the required documents for obtaining permits
  • Explains project to permitting agencies and answers their questions
  • Documents all contact with permitting agencies (mail, telephone, e-mail, personal visits)
  • Assimilates contact information and project activities, enters details into project database
  • Provides reports to client representatives regarding status of multiple ongoing permitting projects
  • Attends meetings with client land representatives and project managers to provide input and insight from permitting perspective
  • Provides liaison between permitting agency and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists, etc.
  • Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project

Specialized knowledge/education required:

  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition and permitting
  • Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as permits and agreements
  • Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete permitting
  • Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients, agencies (railroads, state/county governments, etc.)
  • Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports
  • Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse, and recorded documents

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


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