Right of Way Agent
Team Fishel
Hampton, VA

About $50,000 - $70,000 a year

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Who is Team Fishel?
Since 1936, we’ve been the Best Choice in utility engineering and construction. Safety is our top priority and is key in everything we do. We’re industry professionals driven by high performance for our customers and each other. Interested in joining our Team?

Description
Team Fishel, the Best Choice Employer in the utility construction business, is hiring Right of Way Agents for our Hampton, VA operation.

The Right of Way Agent performs all aspects of right of way and real estate related activities necessary to maintain and protect property rights while negotiating favorable terms to various land and right of way related agreements secured on behalf of customers, including the acquisition, relinquishment and modification of easements, fee land purchases, franchise and permit rights, encroachments resolutions and settlements of damage claims among other land and right of way related negotiations.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Identify land/property ownership from public records.

Research, review, and analyze titles; identify defects and outline curative.

Negotiate the acquisition of right of way and other property interest/rights, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, maintenance of customer facilities in such a manner to minimize problems, issues, or litigation.

Negotiate property damage settlements and loss claims associated with projects and day to day operations necessary to maintain customer’s facilities.

Prepare right of way related cost estimates associated with land and right of way project acquisition.

Secure civil permits necessary for the construction and maintenance of customer facilities.

Review, prepare, analyze, and interpret all land and right of way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits, licenses, etc.

Serve as liaison between internal departments, customers, developers, cities, counties, etc., in support of right of way activates.

Resolve encroachment, damage claims, landowner complaints and inquiries at a minimal cost to the customer.

Position requirements

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university, and/or equivalent industry related right of way work experience.

Knowledge in all aspects of right of way, including project management, acquisition, title, permitting, budgeting, cost forecasting, operations, due diligence, public relations, and community outreach.

A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver’s license are mandatory.

Competencies, skills, and abilities

Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Oral and written communication skills.

Self-starting individual who follows directions and procedures, adheres to a work schedule and can focus on details.

Interpersonal (people) skills.

Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a Team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/ attitude with co-workers, customers, vendors, outside contractors, and governmental agencies.

Possess analytical and reconciliation skills necessary for problem solving and decision making.

Be able to successfully perform multiple tasks and abbreviated deadlines.

Must be able to understand financial impacts of decisions and courses of action, results oriented.

Advanced computer skills.

Physical demand and working conditions

Anticipated 30 to 40% travel.

Overtime or weekend or evening work is sometimes required and often extended work hours based upon department workload.

Fast paced and fluid work environment.

Benefits
Health Insurance
Wellness Program
Life Insurance
401(k) Retirement Savings Program
Profit Sharing
Paid Leave Benefits
Teammate Assistance Program
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Team Fishel offers excellent industry training and a career development path for our Teammates. Competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, 401k, and a company profit sharing plan!

Join Team Fishel, your future and your team.

EOE/DFWP