Performs activities associated with the planning, siting and acquisition of permits and land rights for the construction, operation and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines and facilities on behalf of a client company.
Negotiate with landowners and their legal representatives for the acquisition and management of land rights. Prepare easement packages, perform abstracting and other related courthouse documentation searches to facilitate acquisition of easement rights.
Prepare applications and negotiate for and obtain certain applicable permits from state and local land management agencies for oil and gas pipelines and facilities. These include Conditional Use Permits from local municipalities. Prepare railroad and DOT permit applications for utility facility crossings and longitudinal encroachments. Prepare or assist in preparation of other local and state permits as required.
Develops understanding of applicable federal, state and local land rights laws, codes, ordinances and regulations. Develop effective negotiating strategies and techniques in order to secure land rights at a fair and equitable cost.
Represent the client company before local regulatory and land management agencies, boards, planning commissions and councils. Prepares project descriptions and summaries, responds to date requests and, with support from the project team, makes presentations to the governing jurisdictions representatives in public meetings in order to obtain approval for projects.
Perform limited planning, assist in route alternative analysis, selection, and development of sites and corridors. Requires interaction with multi-disciplinary internal project teams, involving engineering, legal and project management staff.
Ensure compliance with all land rights related permit conditions and landowner agreements including easement conditions, documentation and releases. Makes post-construction damage assessments and settlement payments to impacted landowners subject to approved price schedules.
And other duties as assigned by client company.
Bachelors degree in real estate, land use planning, management or business (A combination of relevant education and experience totaling 3-5 years may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.