Senior Right of Way Agent

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/15/17
11 - 15 years experience
Energy / Oil & Gas
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/15/17

Job Description

 Primary Responsibilities

A top non-supervisory Senior Right of Way Agent will perform the following duties:


  • Provide leadership when working as part of a group or team. 
  • Ensures that needed meetings are held, important agenda items are included and team members are kept current. 
  • Provides ideas for solutions and pushes for constructive resolution of problems.
  • Will assist engineering in route determination for pipeline construction and relocation projects.
  • Provide cost estimates which shall include right of way cost, labor and expenses.
  • Will anticipate possible road blocks and seek alternative solutions to overcome those obstacles.
  • Communicate with land developers, government agencies, and landowners to protect right of way from excessive encroachments.
  • Prepare the appropriate encroachment documentation as defined by the company encroachment policy and procedures.
  • Communicate with property owner and/or tenants in response to company activities on right of way, e.g. pipe repair, relocations, vegetation control, and public awareness mailings.
  • Negotiate with the land owners to obtain, maintain or dispose of company’s right of way interests.
  • Acquire right of way, fee property, valve sites, cathodic protection sites, pump stations, work space and various permits. Have the ability to conduct, review and cure property title.
  • Obtain appraisals for acquisitions, sales, and rights-of-way purchase or lease, when necessary.
  • Assess and settle damage claims, problems or inquiries while representing the company in a positive manner.
  • Acts as a company liaison with other companies and governmental agencies at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Participate in acquisition due diligence projects as assigned – reviewing documents and preparing an executive summary.


Required Skills, Education, and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years work experience and solid working knowledge of pipeline right of way and real estate transactions and practices.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the legal aspects of easements, rights of way, leases, licenses, permits and real property interest.
  • Knowledge of right of way must span an adequate understanding of legal views, government regulation ofpipeline industry, engineering maps and drawings, public relations, negotiations, property management, appraisal and a good working knowledge of pipeline operations and maintenance practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal (people) skills.
  • Empathetic, even-tempered, with good negotiating skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good communication, presentation and conflict management skills.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database applications (SAP, GEOAmps or equivalent).
  • Must be able to work within a team environment to accomplish organizational goals with the ability tomeet priorities and deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license is required. 

Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience:


  • Prior right of way experience required; should have a minimum of 10 year's related experience.
  • Background in social sciences, Public/Community Relations, Human Resources/Relations.


Special Considerations:



  • Knowledge of Right of Way must span an adequate understanding of legal views, government regulations of pipeline industry, engineering, state one-call systems, maps and drawings, public relations, negotiation, property management.
  • Understands and is sensitive to public, community and government relationship to the pipeline industry.
  • Ability to make decisions based upon sound judgment.
  • A self-starter who will take initiative and who works well with minimum supervision.
  • May support more senior Right of Way Agents working on a variety of capital, operational and maintenance field projects.
  • Travel and odd work hours on occasion.
  • Subject to DOT random drug testing.
  • On call for emergency response.


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