Position Summary The Senior Land Representative, under the direction of the Lead Agent or Land Manager, possesses an excellent working knowledge of all right of way disciplines: title, permitting, acquisition, documentation. This person should be capable of working independently, and very knowledgeable about property valuation, survey drawings and alignments sheets.
Experience in Energy Storage, Solar, Wind, or other renewables in preferred, but not required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Research contact information and initiate contact with owners of interest in property affected by project
Capable of understanding and communicating property appraisals and valuations to landowners
Secure permission to enter properties from landowners and tenants
Establish and maintain positive working relationship with project affected landowners
While maintaining the ROW compensation policy, negotiate for ROW options, easements, fee interest, and curative documents as directed by the ROW Supervisor or as required by project documents and the acquisition policy
Assist in the development of a construction line from the conditions and/or restrictions placed on the ROW by the landowner and/or tenant.
Maintain a detailed diary containing the facts of each contact for every property owner and tenant on a project and prepare a detailed weekly activity report.
Maintain a detailed log of all payments
Estimate and Negotiate Damage Settlements as required
May be responsible for representing client by participating in community project meetings
Support all construction activities as required
Work with landowner attorney representation to further negotiations and reach agreement
May be responsible for obtaining necessary documents from local county public records
May be responsible for assisting in project mail outs, file prep, and data needs
Document all ROW activities as required
Extensive experience with land database systems, digital filing sharing systems, spreadsheet and word processing systems
Adhere to project Safety / Quality / Sustainability Plan
Qualifications Education: Associates Degree preferred or at least 5 years relevant experience
Licenses, Certifications, Credentials, or Other Requirements: Must have valid Driver’s license
Able to obtain State’s Notary Public
Skills -- Technical:
Five (5) years of experience as a ROW agent or related ROW position
Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including spreadsheet and word processing
Must be detail oriented and have excellent analytical and quantitative skills
Requires specialized knowledge in the methods and techniques for performing Land Services activities. Must possess competent knowledge and skills in land description and terminology, surface and subsurface rights, ROW document analysis, and have excellent negotiation skills.
Must be able to work alone, make decisions and use judgment while performing related activities
Ability to demonstrate initiative and assertiveness, the ability to plan and manage their work in an efficient manner, and the ability to work well under stress and time pressures
Creativity, foresight and mature judgment to identify and resolve business, technical and administrative related problems with ROW services
Calculations – ability to complete and understand valuation calculations, using Microsoft excel
Able to learn new computer programs quickly, as required
Skills -- Communication:
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate clearly and concisely to prepare reports, specifications, applications, and correspondence
Skills -- People:
Able to interact with all levels of management and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Commitment to customer satisfaction and the ability to work in team-oriented environment
Physical, Environmental, and Mental Requirements
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Employee is expected to use good judgment when lifting or moving office supplies and/or furniture and to seek assistance or wear back support appliances when appropriate
Must be able to walk long distances, over varying terrains, to support land acquisition needs
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus in use of computer monitor and other manual, task-related functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel objects, tools, controls. Reach with hands and arms, hear and talk. The employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch
Department/Location Specific Requirements and Comments
Ability to travel as dictated by job requirements
This job will require work both indoors as well as activities performed outdoors in varying climates.
Most activities require work to be performed at field locations, governmental agencies, corporate entities, and client offices. There are frequent interruptions during the workday for impromptu meetings.
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k) plan with company match. For more information please visit www.trcsolutions.com TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.