Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a Plymouth, Michigan based civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starters to join our staff as Right of Way (ROW) Agent throughout the Midwest.

Position Description
The ROW Agent is responsible for contacting property owners and public officials to obtain permits and easements and/or to purchase right-of-way for utility lines, pipelines, fiber optics, power lines, and other construction projects.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Identify owners who may be affected by a project
  • Utilize information from dig sheets and GIS to map out dig locations
  • Use information collected to obtain an accurate value of land
  • Establish relationships with landowners; act as single point of contact for landowners to address questions and concerns
  • Negotiate with landowners to acquire right of way and the relocation or replacement of homes and other structures for power lines, pipelines, and other utilities
  • Negotiate with landowners for the purchase of land
  • Assist surveyors by providing title documents and other landowner information
  • Review and update land owner title
  • Consult with local, municipal, county, and state governmental entities to ensure all projects abide by all laws including road use and environmental regulations
  • Ensure that construction crews and other professionals have unobstructed access to dig sites; ensure there are no obstructions that would inhibit work on the project
  • Complete maintenance reports by compiling accurate and complete information about each landowner, project, and property
  • Understand scope of work in order to evaluate potential damages and delays that can occur; ensure ongoing communication between all involved parties
  • Accurately evaluate the extent of any damage upon completion of project in order to settle damages
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • Achieve performance objectives and financial metrics (see Key Performance Indicator document)
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • High School diploma and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum two (2) years applicable experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Current or previous real estate license preferred
  • Strong understanding of how to read and interpret complex engineering drawings
  • Understanding of ROW laws
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to the corporate office as well as local clients and project sites
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel
  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Primarily work outdoors, must be able to work in extreme heat and cold
  • Must be able to travel approximately 80% of the time across multiple states
  • Regularly required to walk for long distances
  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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