Coates Field Service, Inc Sr. Right of Way Agent in Kansas City, Missouri
Coates is seeking a Sr. Right of Way Agent for day-to-day right of way duties for electric distribution and transmission projects. This embedded position will report directly to our client?s office located in Kansas City, MO. Computer literacy and technical skills are necessary for this position.
Candidates must have an active Missouri Real Estate license. Candidates without an active Missouri Real Estate License will not be considered.
Per Diem Available.
Overview of Duties:
Contacts landowners throughout the system for a series of acquisition or construction tasks
Determine ownership from in-house (client) records and online public records
Landowner encroachment mitigation on existing rights of way
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
Secures required subordination agreements
Obtains maps and tax roll information
Secures ownership information from variety of sources
Records legal documents in appropriate county offices
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:
Active Missouri Real Estate License required
Electric transmission project experience preferred
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
Completion of courses relating to current issues and processes, as sanctioned and/or offered by the International Right of Way Association
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.