Right-Of-Way Agent

Job #: 2020-005
Location: Midland, TX
Type: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Essential Job Duties:

  • Acquire easements, lands, leases and permits required to facilitate the company’s operations.
  • Draft and negotiate land related agreements, including but not limited to easements, licenses, deeds, assignments, purchase agreements and options.
  • Analyze title opinions and cure title issues.
  • Assist with implementing and setting standards for departmental processes and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Land Service Companies and Agents as needed.
  • The position will include frequent interaction with federal, state, and local governmental.
  • Develop and maintain good landowner relationships. Coordinate communications between Contractors, Construction and landowners.
  • Monitor changes in regulations and land rights to ensure policies and procedures are updated accordingly.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and application of land and negotiating principles, theories and concepts.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of Texas State Bill 18 and the impacts in regards to Condemnation.
  • Have extensive understanding of land and right-of-way department interacts, advises and collaborates with business development, engineering, operations, legal, regulatory and other professional groups.
  • Possess required computer skills sufficient to assist in upgrading the file management record system and research capabilities.
  • Ability to develop and implement plans requiring mitigation of encroachments within company easements.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Land Management, Energy Management, Business or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years experience in performing all aspects of land and right-of-way, with a minimum of 5 years direct experience in the pipeline industry working on both regulated and non-regulated projects.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of right-of-way, including project management, acquisition, title, permitting, budgeting, cost forecasting, operation, due diligence, public relations, community outreach and solid understanding of general regulatory and legal issues.
  • Strong Capital Project experience preferred, with emphasis in the Permian Basin.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and time management skills.
  • Possess strong negotiation skills as well as experience recognizing, analyzing, and resolving difficult negotiating situations.
  • Possess a good understanding of applicable county, state and federal regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Office Suite and Land Information Systems.