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Utilities Right of Way Agent - South Bend, IN at O. R. Colan Associates, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Job Description:


ORC Utility and Infrastructure is seeking a full-time, exempt Right of Way Agent for projects in the South Bend, IN area. This position is expected to begin over the next three months.

Utility & Infrastructure Land Services provides services related to program management for the land acquisition phase of pipeline, transmission lines, utility and other infrastructure projects as well as real estate services including, but not limited to, right of way acquisition services. ORC Utility & Infrastructure Land Services provides services related to program management for the land acquisition phase of pipeline, transmission lines, utility and other infrastructure projects as well as real estate services including, but not limited to, right of way acquisition services. The agent will work in numerous disciplines throughout the right-of-way project lifecycle in support of the Project Manager (PM), Assistant Project Manager (APM) or members of the project team. The Agent will be acquiring new easements and supplemental easements for building and/or rebuilding existing transmission lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of Right of Way experience, including acquisition experience.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; verbal, written, interpersonal, listening.
  • Responsible, responsive and good interacting with diverse groups of people.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel, and SharePoint or equivalent database.
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines, as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively.
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • English language proficient.
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Requirements:

  • Four-year degree at an accredited university or related experience
  • Prior experience with Electric Transmission and/or Distribution is a plus

Housing allowance may be available for those who qualify.

Benefits available: Medical, Dental, and Vision plans; Sick Leave; 401k


Key Result Areas (KRA's):

(Areas in which performance is measured and goals set)

  • Time Management
  • Productivity
  • Stakeholder Relationships
  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Quality

  • KRA #1:

    Tasks-Activities - Demonstrated ability to set priorities, track details/data/information/activities and create/implement work & travel schedules and contribute to the organization moving forward.

    Accountability (Goal) - Provide detailed account of organized tasks, schedule or checklist for each project to include timelines, priorities and potential challenges to meeting deliverables.

    KRA #2:

    Tasks-Activities - Demonstrates the ability to manage a minimum number of parcels to completion within the allotted timeframe as designated by the Assistant Project Manager, APM, or Project Manager, PM and Learning Plan. Agent must demonstrate an increase in their capacity to complete the minimum number of parcels over time.

    Accountability (Goal) - An agent is expected to successfully manage and complete a minimum number of parcels at any given time as determined by the Assistant Project Manager or Project Manager. Must be able to utilize Parcel Suite software for accurate tracking.

    KRA #3:

    Tasks-Activities - Timelines: Be punctual and submit all deliverables according to schedule. Integrity: Always deal with internal and external clients with integrity, as it results an attitude of respect toward ORC team, the clients and their organization. Appearance: Maintain a professional appearance at all times to include ORC logo apparel or ORC name tag. Preparation: Agent should have working knowledge of ORC and the services we offer. Being prepared will dictate the overall success of ORC. Listening: Be an active listener in projects and meetings, Be aware of your body language, Maintain eye contact, Don't Interrupt, Provide feedback and ask appropriate questions. Problem Solve: Help the client solve the problem, problem identification/analysis. Business Development: Agent is expected to forward all information that could potentially lead to a business opportunity to the APM or PM.

    Accountability (Goal) - Agent must demonstrate the ability to represent ORC independently. Able to communicate with clients or perspective clients and have knowledge to help promote and cross sell ORC divisions. Able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to interpret and resolve problems. Anticipates, understands and responds to the needs of internal and external customers to meet or exceed their expectations. Takes the initiative to go above and beyond to assist where and when needed.

    KRA #4:

    Tasks-Activities - An agent must show initiative and take an active role in their own professional development by identifying development opportunities in their Performance Coaching Plan. Agents must share knowledge and take opportunities to mentor others to help with their professional development. Agents must learn and adapt quickly, take time to reflect, set goals, and seek regular feedback and support.

    Accountability (Goal) - Continually progress toward or achievement of specific professional development goals, identified in Performance Coaching Plan, certifications, advanced degrees, or proficiency in new skill or knowledge areas.

    KRA #5:

    Tasks-Activities - The Agent is expected to communicate with the APM and/or PM by phone, email, or in person frequently to identify risks, opportunities, prioritize or delegate tasks or reassign parcels.

    Accountability (Goal) - The agent is responsible for communicating risks, opportunities or schedule concerns with the Project Team in accordance with the Communication Plan implemented by the Project Manager.

    KRA #6:

    Tasks-Activities - Agents must consistently utilize the checklist or quality control document as directed by the APM or PM to ensure compliance.

    Accountability (Goal) - Every parcel that the Agent submits must consistently pass the audit review process with minimal rework.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.

    Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some projects may require more out-of-the-area and overnight travel.