Trans Right of Way Agent/PM

Job#: 1371828

Job Description:

Apex Systems is actively hiring for a Right of Way Project Manger role with a Fortune 200 Utilities Client!

This position is designated as hybrid with preferred candidates living in Pikeville, Kentucky

**For immediate consideration, please send your most up-to-date resume in a Word Document to: Alex at [email protected]*

Position: Transmission Right of Way Project Manager
Location: Pikeville, Kentucky - Hybrid position, 3 days in office required
Experience: 1+ year of relatable professional experience with substation design preferred
Hours: M-F, 40 hours per week.
Length: 12 months, potential to extend or convert


Position Summary:
Trans Right-of-Way (ROW) Agent/PM needed in Pikeville, KY. Candidate must be experienced in creating scopes, budget and schedules for the acquisition of right-of-way projects. Will manage and direct project teams comprised of non-direct reports of contract resources. Experience in managing projects for ROW or electric transmission preferred. Positions will be five days a week, must be able to travel and will be assigned small - large transmission line and transmission station projects in various regions as needed. Work location in Pikeville, KY or surrounding area. This is not a field position.

Position Duties
Duties will include the responsibility for overseeing multiple projects or program area of projects within a matrix team environment related to the successful installation of transmission line and/or transmission or distribution substation facilities. This includes collaborating in scope completion and creation of estimates, along with managing the ROW acquisition include the monthly facilitation of meetings for status (along with creation and updating monthly project cost budgets and project schedules). Develop relationships and effectively communicate with all stakeholders including internal customers, external customers, team members, suppliers, contractors, vendors, and industry peers.
Job Requirements:

  • Candidate should be well-versed in various aspects of Project Management or the Acquisition of ROW
  • Proficient in written & verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency a must
  • Knowledgeable in GIS Mapping systems and databases
  • Knowledgeable in real estate values and accepted estimating practices
  • Properly review maps, drawings, exhibits
  • Knowledgeable in earned value and project reports
  • Act as an expert witness, assist and confer with legal counsel and project management in the selection of witnesses and commissioners in connection with condemnation and/or other court actions.


Essential Job Functions & Tasks:

  • Handle complicated negotiations with land owners (or their designees) for the acquisition of land rights relative to the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Settle damage claims with property owners (or their designees) relative to property damage caused or created by client, or its contractors, during the construction, reconstruction, maintenance or removal of transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Search courthouses and other records as may be available to determine present property ownership(s) and the extent of interests therein.
  • Review and interpret legal documents, property surveys, legal descriptions, surveying drawings, appraisals, and reports.
  • Prepare approved legal documents for the acquisition of land rights relative to the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Provide functional support to other Business Units in regard to questions and procedures in the acquisition of land rights.
  • Maintain property owner files, maps, drawings, exhibits and detailed progress reports within Right-of-Way Stakeholder Information system (ROWSi).
  • Knowledgeable in real estate values and accepted real estate appraisal practices in the acquisition of land rights.
  • Follow TROW estimate guidelines and practices for the acquisition of land rights for the acquisition of land rights relative to the construction, reconstruction, enlargement or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Complete ROW estimate & scope for TROW Projects, and manage, develop, review and coordinate right-of-way project scope, schedule, budget related to multiple right-of-way projects or program of projects.
  • Follow TROW Outsourcing Technical Guidelines for the outsourcing of acquisition of land rights relative to the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Act as a liaison or project manager with vendor companies performing services relative to the acquisition of land rights for the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Responsible for project oversight in reviewing and supervising vendor companies on ROW Projects to ensure adherence to project schedules and budget, as well as project reporting.
  • Review periodic status and cost of managed right-of-way projects. Also, track the project quality, milestones and performance against annual work plans.
  • Monitor the closeout process and establish any lessons learned on TROW projects and recommend process improvements as appropriate.
  • Approve vouchers for payments incurred in the acquisition of land rights involving the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Act as a witness and assist in the selection of witnesses and commissioners in connection with condemnation and/or other court actions involving the acquisition of land rights or other court actions which may result from the construction, reconstruction or maintenance for electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.
  • Represent Transmission right-of-way in internal process improvement teams and initiatives as well as external industry forums, where required. The Transmission Right of Way (TROW) Agent is responsible for the acquisition of land rights necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric transmission and/or distribution facilities.

Basic Requirements:

  • Education:
    • ?Associates degree plus three (3) years related experience; OR, Bachelor of Science degree plus two (2) years' related experience.
    • Related experience can include work in project management, business management, construction management, law, real estate or electric transmission and/or distribution right-of-way. Possessing a professional certificate (i.e., IR/WA, SR/WA, PMP, etc) and prior experience in a leadership position and/or project management a plus.
  • Work Experience:
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: business, project management, real estate, law, electric transmission and/or distribution right-of-way and/or real estate and/or possess a professional certificate (i.e., IR/WA, SR/WA, PMP, etc). Prior experience in a leadership position and/or project management a plus.

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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:
Contract

Location:
Pikeville, KY, US

Job Type:
PMO and Business Operations

Date Posted:
September 15, 2023