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Black & Veatch Right of Way Manager in Topeka, Kansas

Right of Way Manager

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 52946

Job Title : Right of Way Manager

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-ENVR

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Are you Right of Way Manager with over 5 years of land acquisition experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic environmental consulting practice within an established global infrastructure consulting and engineering company? This position provides an exciting opportunity to join Black & Veatch’s growing Environmental business, expand on your previous right of way management experiences, and lead clients through land acquisition and right of way processes.

Our Environmental team is a multidisciplinary team of scientists, specialists, engineers, project managers, and attorneys working together to identify optimum environmental solutions for our clients. We have provided environmental consulting services in support of projects for over 40 years including a diverse and growing mix of infrastructure projects such as power generation (conventional and renewable) and transmission, oil and gas facilities and pipelines, water and wastewater treatment facilities, data centers, and food and beverage industries. As a full service environmental consulting practice, along with right of way and linear routing services, we also provide environmental impact assessment and planning, regulatory compliance and permitting, wetland and floodplain analysis, waterbody and water quality assessment, air quality permitting and management, environmental remediation, site due diligence, environmental noise assessment, pollution prevention planning, and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation.

Key Responsibilities

Our Right of Way Managers are heavily involved in implementing right of way processes for complex aerial or underground projects for transportation, energy, or other utility projects. They manage and supervise outside vendors and agents and identify the need for third party support based on project schedules and scopes. Our right of way managers lead client-focused teams that deliver solutions to meet each client’s needs by:

  • Implementing Right of Way (ROW) processes for client facilities which may include fiber, utility, energy, pipeline and utility pole attachment (aerial or underground) projects.

  • Identifying land ownership from both client and public records.

  • Supporting the bidding and Request for Proposal (RFP) responses, including participating in client presentations.

  • Researching, reviewing, and analyzing land titles; identifying defects and outlining curative measures, along with preparing the necessary documents required for curative actions.

  • Reviewing engineering drawings and identifying risks related to right of way.

  • Preparing and delivering a mitigation plan for overcoming obstacles and diversions.

  • Negotiating the acquisition of right of way and other property interests, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, and maintenance of client facilities.

  • Ensuring that construction crews and other professionals have unobstructed access and work with property owners to resolve any construction issues that may arise.

  • Preparing and negotiating property damage settlements and loss claims including damages to crops, timber and structures if necessary.

  • Reviewing, preparing, analyzing and interpreting all land and right of way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits and licenses.

  • Serving as a liaison between internal departments, cities, counties, etc., in support of land services.

  • Resolving encroachments, damage claims, landowner complaints and inquiries at a minimal cost to client.

  • Enforcing previously acquired rights to minimize cost to clients for encroachment removal & prevention.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required. Other degrees, specialized training, or experience that uniquely qualifies the individual to perform the job responsibilities may also be considered.

Experience: 5+ years of solutions-oriented right of way management related to transportation, energy, or other utility projects.

  • JD, IRWA Certification, or Real Estate License preferred.

  • Proven success providing right of way management to clients.

  • Positive, team-first, get-the-job-done commitment.

  • Highly developed critical thinking skills with proven problem-solving capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience.

  • Real estate, sales, or legal negotiation experience (required).Active Real Estate License or law license may be required in certain regions.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Some field work and travel required.Normal office environment

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade

005

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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