Project Manager

Full Time

Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager responsible for coordinating activities between several projects or programs, by managing Land Management resources, budget, cost controlling, reporting and manage priorities to deliver results according to the Project/Program planning. Responsible for coordinating activities, from a Land Management standpoint with the Project/Operations group, Public Outreach, Field planners, etc. as needed. Ensure deliverables are provided in conformance to quality and land management standard.  Remote work is available / in office visits will be semi-regular. need to be in a surrounding state of New York.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead role in developing project scope, schedule, budget and forecast, deliverables and milestones referred to acquisition of real estate rights.
  • Coordinate resources assigned to his/her projects, serving as liaison between them and business areas
  • Leading resources on negotiation and acquisition of right-of-way and other real property interests as necessary, to accommodate the construction, operation, and maintenance of assets after construction
  • Coordinate business areas as Projects, Public Outreach, or others in Land Management matters
  • Manage Land Management budget for the programs and projects assigned, in preparation of right-of-way related cost estimates associated with land and easement acquisitions
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identify opportunities for improvement

Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management tools and techniques. Capital planning abilities. Able to coordinate several projects at the same time.
  • Manage Real Estate databases
  • Skills in methods of estimating costs of land and real property acquisitions
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Real estate law and appraisal techniques
  • Clear, concise written and oral communications
  • Acquisition and management of property or right-of- way
  • Expense and accrual forecasts and planning for Operating and Capital Budgets
  • Utility network assets (e.g. transmission lines, substations etc.)
  • Ability to interpret and research (abstract) legal documents (e.g. federal, state, municipal and private records).
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Google Earth, SAP
  • Work remotely allowed, but should be open to traveling for assignments

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Energy Land Management, Engineering, Financials or equivalent preferred.
  • Project Manager certificate (PMP or equivalent) recommended
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, of which 2 years that include experience working on Electrical, Oil & Gas Pipelines or other Utility projects. 
  • Knowledge of Real Estate strategy gained through education and/or experience
  • Any professional licenses preferred, but not required.


Experience and Training:

  • Knowledge of Real Estate principles gained through education and experience
  • Must have or have the ability to obtain a Notary Public License (required for NY)

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients.

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


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