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Coates Field Service, Inc Right of Way Supervisor in Topeka, Kansas

Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking an experienced Right of Way Supervisor for electric transmission projects located in Topeka, KS. Only candidates with prior electric transmission experience will be considered. Supervisory experience in Land Acquisition/Right of Way industry is required. This position will report directly to client's office to support the daily operations.

The successful candidate can prioritize constantly changing requirements related to matters of high confidentiality. The successful candidate will have advanced computer literacy and be well-versed in project database work and reporting, cloud file sharing applications, and adept at producing accurate deliverables on short notice.

Per Diem Available

Overview of Duties:

  • Responsible for management and supervision of field office staff and operations

  • Maintains bank accounts for project and field office, reviews deposits, withdrawals, and other transactions

  • Liaise between in-house and contract project management, Engineering, Survey, Permitting, Construction and Environmental groups

  • Represents client at public meetings, regulatory hearings and other presentations relating to the project

  • Reviews and evaluates the work of all field office staff

  • Mediates and resolves issues that arise between landowners, agents, client, subcontractors

  • Assists Right of Way Agents by making calls on resistant property owners and/or complex ownerships and their representatives

  • Assures that project progress reports are prepared accurately and on schedule

  • Monitors project budget and prepares forecasts, expenses, milestones and other reports for client and Coates corporate office

  • Trains employees and assures that they understand and carry out their assigned duties

  • Instructs personnel on safety procedures

  • Provides quality control check on title reports, legal descriptions, other documents associated with the project

  • Meets with client on a regular basis to report on project and answer questions, resolve issues, provide summary reports

  • Responsible for security of field office and files

  • Testifies as expert witness in court during condemnation and other legal actions

  • Liaison between client and Coates corporate management

  • Monitors staffing and adjusts personnel numbers in response to workload, budget, and schedule

  • Audits project files at project end, assures accuracy and organization, transmits or transports files to client in requested format

  • Assists the Manager of Project Management with project updates, schedules, spreadsheets, Eminent Domain preparations and any other tasks, as assigned

Specialized knowledge/education required:

  • Previous electric transmission project experience required

  • Supervisory experience in Land Acquisition/Right of Way industry is required

  • Proficient with and possess working knowledge of applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Adobe and Google Earth Maps including ability to learn and navigate company specific applications.

  • Ability to read, understand, explain and provide review of Engineering and Surveying mapping, alignment sheets, design plans, exhibits, drawings and profiles

  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of land and right of way acquisition

  • Ability to manage diverse personnel in demanding environments

  • Knowledge of turnkey project management, from initial activities such as ownership research through negotiations, acquisition, relocation, construction, damage settlement, condemnation

  • Professional training and education in law, real estate, petroleum land management, ethics, project management preferred

  • Expertise in negotiations, conflict management, mediation

  • Ability to sit for long period of time in an office setting

Coates Field Service, Inc. is one of the nation's largest right of way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other similarly situated clients. Salary is dependent upon experience. Benefits offered.

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE. Benefits offered.

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