Utilities Right of Way Agent - MD and Eastern PA
Cambridge, MD  / Denton, MD  / Stevensville, MD  / Philadelphia, PA ...View All
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Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Job Type
MD US (Primary)
Industry Professional
Job Description

ORC Utilities & Infrastructure (ORC) is seeking a full-time, exempt Utilities Right of Way Agent to work on projects in Dorchester, Caroline, and Queen Anne's counties of Maryland; as well as eastern Pennsylvania. This is a project-specific assignment.

ORC is one of the nation's oldest firms providing land acquisition, relocation and program management services for infrastructure projects. ORC provides a full range of right of way services to public agencies, utility companies and energy clients. The agent will report directly to a client representative and will provide right of way services and support as required. This agent will provide shapefiles of the areas of interest, and conduct research on parcel owners. Agents will also conduct initial outreach to landowners, including mailers, cold calling, and visits to the property for possible solar site acquisitions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of Right of Way experience specifically in renewable site acquisition.
  • Experience negotiating solar leases.
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines, as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Responsible, approachable and good interacting with diverse groups of people.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically:
    • Excel - able to add/delete rows and columns, sort and filter, search for data within a workbook and other basic formatting
    • Word - must be able to format documents and letters, and track changes made to documents; must be able to upload documents into a shared online database, such as Dropbox or equivalent
    • Outlook - create/maintain outlook calendar; effectively sort and organize outlook emails
    • Dropbox - create/maintain files within electronic database
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • English language proficient
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Requirements:

  • Four-year degree at an accredited university or related experience
  • Prior site acquisition experience in solar, wind, battery storage, electric substations or similar

Benefits Provided: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k)

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to clearly communicate and exchange information in person, via phone and email. Substantial repetitive movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers due to high computer usage and typing. Expected to spend long spans of time in front of a computer screen. Able to read, understand and interpret department related documents and data. The employee is required to move about inside the office to access files, office equipment and to interact with other members of the staff. This role requires the employee to occasionally travel to meet with clients or vendors which involves time driving; sometimes for long durations. While meeting with clients and vendors, will need to be outdoors traversing different types of landscapes. May be exposed to the elements (heat, rain, snow, cold).

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 years
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