Here are a few sample job advertisements for this type of role:
Right of Way Manager
UPN is currently looking to add a Right of Way Manager in our Kansas City, Missouri office. The Right of Way Manager is the primary contact with new and existing municipalities and property owners in which Unite Private Networks has network and intends to build network. The position reports to the VP of Real Estate and holds responsibility for negotiation and acquisition of right of way access and property access rights.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Identifies public and private land ownership.
- Researches, reviews, and analyzes ROW and other access requirements.
- Negotiates the acquisition of right of way and other property interests, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, and maintenance of the network.
- Ensures that operations crews have unobstructed access and work with property owners, (public and private), to resolve any construction access issues that may arise.
- Documents right of way related cost associated with land easement acquisitions, (public and private).
- Drafts, reviews, analyzes, interprets all land and right of way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, (not including project specific work permits).
- Serves as liaison between internal departments, cities, counties, etc., in support of ROW acquisition.
- Manages contract expiration and renewal process.
- Interprets language surrounding bonds and certificates of insurance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirement for the position include:
- College Degree
- Knowledge of all aspects of right-of-way, including project management, acquisition, title, permitting, budgeting, cost forecasting, due diligence, public relations, community outreach and solid understanding of general regulatory and legal issues, including permitting nuances associated with Federal lands
- Experience negotiating and reviewing agreements
- Thorough understanding of fiber installations, pole attachment agreements, ROW permits, and construction techniques.
- Requires a professional demeanor with strong communications skills – verbal and written
- The Right of Way Manager will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. This position may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.
- Travel up to 25% travel may also be required for this position.
Salary is commensurate upon education and experience. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity should submit their cover letter and resume.
Realty Specialist (Right of Way)
$77,488 – $133,382 a year
This position serves as the Right of Way (ROW) program manager on all Federal-aid projects for the Maine and New Hampshire FHWA Division Offices. The Realty Officer provides ROW program support within a State or, as a shared resource, in multiple states. The ROW functions encompass all phases of the Federal-aid transportation program from planning through completion of construction.
As a Realty Officer (Right of Way), you will:
- Lead the State in developing and implementing its overall ROW acquisition and relocation assistance program.
- Manage and monitor all aspects of the ROW functions in the State(s) assigned. Develop and implement the stewardship and oversight activities necessary to support and monitor all aspects of the States’ ROW. Assist Division leadership in promoting new ROW programs and modification of existing ones.
- Provide interpretations, clarifications, and authoritative determinations concerning FHWA policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements to ensure the greatest degree of compliance while also providing the necessary flexibility to meet overall program objectives.
- Maintain liaison with other Federal, State, and local agencies. Develop and present training to State, local public agencies, and other transportation stakeholders to improve performance and knowledge of new or existing requirements.
- Lead review teams of FHWA and State personnel in the review of ROW activities. Serve as the Division Representative for the ROW Resource Team.
The ideal candidate has experience managing a highway Right-of-Way (ROW) program and providing program policy guidance and technical assistance regarding a broad range of ROW and real property concepts, principles, laws, and regulations, including real property appraisal, acquisition methodology, relocation assistance and payments, property management, outdoor advertising, junkyard control, and eminent domain procedures. The ideal background includes a highly defined practical knowledge of the real estate principles, policies, and methodologies in all phases of real property actions, as well as expert analytical and interpersonal skills, to provide advice or solve problems related to complex or controversial real property activities. The ideal candidate also has experience in program management and program review, is willing to travel, and has experience representing the organization on ROW and related program matters.
Occasional travel – Some travel will be required.
Right of Way Supervisor
The Supervisor of Right of Way will lead and manage right of way operations and have responsibility for coordinating and directing right of way teams. Project management responsibilities include ensuring that projects are completed within budgetary and timeline constraints. Review projects for compliance with company policies and standards. Build client and team relationships and ensure a smooth interface with other disciplines within the company. Support the sector goals and objectives, including market planning and business development, technical and production leadership, team development, industry leadership, and project quality. Responsible for leading ROW group to obtain clients and projects that need acquisition of land rights, permits, leases, zoning and/or other interests for assigned projects. Provides work direction to less experienced Right of Way Specialists.
What You’ll Do
- Reviews and approves, timesheets, expense reports and provides mentoring to assigned Right of Way team.
- Participate in marketing, sales and business development activities. Creates and implements a business development plan.
- Conducts title research and gathers ownership information on projects.
- Evaluates documents, plans, plats and maps to obtain right of way details and ownership information.
- Acquires easements, options and other forms of land rights in property.
- Coordinates and actively participates in land ownership meetings for acquisition/negotiation activities.
- Coordinates and actively participates in landowner informational meetings.
- Negotiations with landowners, businesses and governmental agencies for land rights.
- Prepares documents associated with land rights including but not limited to easements, options, permits, minor land descriptions, communication records, data bases and project status reports.
- Creates and maintains accurate field notes, reports and data bases.
- Prepares estimated property market values to assist with land value analysis.
- Negotiates with a large number of landowners to acquire land rights, mostly in a one-on-one situation.
- Negotiates and settles damage claims.
- Confers with the client, obtaining timely decisions and approvals to ensure the project flows smoothly; alerts the necessary personnel of any changes to proposed alterations in the established budget.
- Ensures the maintenance of project compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate regulations/requests.
- Meets and/or exceeds project requirements, client expectations, and professional standards.
- Researches projects from a variety of sources.
- Supervises and responsible for various disciplines on the project team, coordinating their efforts, mediating any disagreements, mentoring the team, and making decisions which reflect the best interests of both the company and its clients.
- Ensures that all assigned tasks are completed on time and within the established budget.
- Reviews invoices to maintain a level of consistency with company policy and assists when necessary to ensure collection in accordance with agreements.
- Responsible for the organization of proposed and existing projects by providing information relevant to the preparation of estimated job hour requirements, schedules, fees, and other contractual agreements.
- Prepares proposals and estimates for projects.
- When necessary, represents the company and its clients at various public meetings
- Supports internal total quality management (TQM) programs for relevant projects.
- Supports the use of new and alternate technologies as deemed appropriate by management.
- Has the authority to meet prospective clients and represent the firm to these prospects, select project team members and assign work to them.
- Ensures that project managers and right of way agents comply with technical, project, budgetary and time constraints.
- May participate in marketing, sales and business development activities as assigned.
- Provides excellent client service.
- Actively communicates with clients to ensure we are meeting their needs.
- Participates in community and professional development activities.
- Consistently exercises discretion and judgment as related to the performance of the duties and responsibilities described above. Evaluates courses of action and makes sound decisions in the best interests of the company. Consistent responsibility for management and supervisory functions including but not limited to: interviewing, selecting and training employees; setting and adjusting hours of work and workload; directing work and work activities; evaluating employee performance, including discipline; handling employee complaints or issues; planning and control of budgets; and making decisions about use, purchase or distribution of the materials, supplies or tools used by the company.
- Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.
- Works collaboratively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team environment.
- Complies with all company and client safety standards.
- Follows all company policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
What We Expect from You
- Bachelor’s degree and or a combination of education and progressive years of experience.
- Minimum of 8 years of progressive right of way and management experience required.
- Marketing ability and knowledge of market areas.
- Notary Public in the state in which they reside and other states that may be applicable.
- Membership in the International Right of Way Association preferred.
- Ability to be licensed as a real estate agent and working towards Broker’s license, in states where license is required.
- Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
- Effective leadership and management skills.
- Understanding of land principles and practices used in real and personal property transactions.
- Understanding of legal instruments used for executing the transfer, sale, and lease of property.
- Understanding of property acquisition and control laws, regulations, and procedures related to utility construction and right of way.
- Knowledge of survey standards and procedures.
- Ability to perform physical work in varied climate types.
- Must possess well-rounded knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures.
- Demonstrates excellent verbal/written communications, time management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Demonstrates the ability to be organized, work on multiple projects and meet deadlines by setting priorities.
- Must have permanent authorization to work in the US.
$111,000 – $139,000 a year
- Directs the activities of the ROW Services Department working with and through the ROW Supervisors, General Foreman and Foremen.
- Oversees right of way clearing and re-clearing, and herbicide application projects with various cooperatives throughout the region. Assures that all crews adhere to safety procedures and requirements.
- Conducts routine field inspections to review the quality and quantity of work being performed and provides direct guidance to foremen.
- Schedules work according to contractual agreements and assigns multiple crews to the designated job site locations according to the schedule assigned.
- Inspects prospective job sites. Directs the development and final preparation of bid quotes. Assists in the preparation of and review of monthly ROW Services Department invoicing.
- Contacts customers regarding day-to-day activities of the crews who are engaged in work for those customers.
- Assists in the preparation and presentation of yearly capital and operating budget in coordination with the Director – Utility Services and Department Administrative Assistant(s). Evaluates equipment needs, solicits bids on equipment and makes recommendations for purchases within capital budget guidelines. Evaluates all employees under his/her direction and makes recommendations for salary adjustments within operating budget.
- Provides timely status updates and recommends plans of action to Director of Utility Services regarding all department activities, progress, and problems.
- Coordinates maintenance of equipment to assure proper working condition and safety regulations in conjunction with the Manager – Utility Services Fleet
- Schedules and coordinates ROW Services Department crews during emergency situations.
- Develops and implements ROW Services Department job and safety training program to include new employee environmental, safety, and health orientation.
- Promotes and enforces environmental, safety, and health standards and adherence to local, state, and federal, regulations.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with AECI Management Guidelines and all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Handles stress effectively and works well with others.
- Pursuant to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is designated safety-sensitive according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.
- As a condition of employment, this position requires a post-offer pre-employment drug test and requires passing a DOT physical.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, plus 8 years related experience and/or training, including 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Valid Driver’s license.
- CPR and First Aid certification (or ability to obtain within 30 days)
- Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the state of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and stay overnight as required to complete work assignments.
- Must be able to work extra hours when necessary and report to work whenever needed during non-scheduled working periods.
- Excellent written, verbal, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, SharePoint, etc.).
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management.
- Proactive, flexible, independent, detail oriented, and a problem solver.
- Certified Arborist
- Arkansas Commercial Herbicide Applicator
- 2 Retirement Plan Options
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- 9 Paid holidays
- Educational assistance
- Paid time off accrual
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program