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CenterPoint Energy Senior Agent, Right-Of-Way in Franklin, Indiana

Senior Agent, Right-Of-Way - LAN00525

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

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At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

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As the Senior Agent, Right-Of-Way , you will interface with the public and governmental entities to obtain, grant and manage property rights for the Company. This position acts independently and in conjunction with company Service Consultants, Gas Service Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, inside and outside Legal Counsel relating to both the gas and electric businesses.interfaces with the public and governmental entities to obtain, grant and manage property rights for the Company. This position acts independently and in conjunction with company Service Consultants, Gas Service Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, inside and outside Legal Counsel relating to both the gas and electric businesses.

Specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Perform some land title research utilizing both internal and external resources to determine ownership and other land rights. Collaborates with inhouse Title Examiners to determine fee and easement ownership.

  • Review and interpret all land rights documents related to easement and fee acquisition.

  • Drafts various legal documents related to fee and easement acquisition by composing and constructing phrases or clauses in a clear, concise and professional manner which define the rights, interest and obligations of the parties involved and draft various types of property descriptions, easement locations, and rights of way following established methods of writing land descriptions.

  • Acquires rights by negotiating the terms and conditions of both non-monetary and monetary easements, deeds, permits, access agreements and licenses by contacting landowners, developers, builders and governmental entities such as Railroad companies, United States Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife, Federal Aviation Authority, City offices, County Offices, etc. to accommodate the installation, operation and maintenance of company facilities.

  • Consults with Service Area Managers, Service Consultants, Developers, Environmentalist, Surveyors, Engineers, Attorneys, Governmental Agencies and landowners in order to resolve land and easement related issues.

  • Performs commercial and residential plat reviews and approvals.

  • Performs review, feedback and approval of easements prepared by others.

  • Processes acquisitions via the condemnation process as required.

  • Protects all property and rights thereto of the Company.

  • Sells, releases, license and exchange real property to others.

  • Observes Company facilities and promptly reports and records any defects or irregularities with Company equipment or lines in accordance with established Company procedures.

  • Advocates safety in all aspects and protects the public concerning the dangers involved with activities in the vicinity of gas and electric Company equipment or lines.

  • Analyzes and determines damages done to property and negotiate damage payments with property owners.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a technical discipline related to land surveying, civil engineering, right of way, land management or a related field, from an accredited college or university.

  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s Degree or High School Graduate or GED, will consider a combination of education and related experience in real estate, right of way acquisition, easement document preparation, document management, land and title research totaling Five (5) years.

  • Requires five (5) years of experience, technical training, or on the job training in land related activities with an understanding of land transactions, legal documents, metes & bounds descriptions, land titles, land management abstracts, surveying, and GIS.

Preferred Experience, Education and Skills:

  • Real Estate License and/or International Right of Way Association RWP or SR/WA certification is a plus.

  • Must have sound working knowledge of Personal Computing devices and Microsoft Office software applications, coupled with sound working knowledge of maintaining, updating and archiving records and data in SAP, FileNet, ArcMap GIS and various database and spreadsheet formats.

  • Must have sufficient job knowledge of gas and electric facility requirements and possess decision making skills to interpret the needs of the Engineer, Service Consultant and Customer.

  • Must have knowledge of legislative requirements regarding regulatory compliance with real property issues.

Job Location: Columbus, IN

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This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Operations - Service

Primary Location US-IN-Franklin-Franklin Ops/Serv

Job Posting Jun 24, 2021

Posting End Date Jul 24, 2021

Req ID: LAN00525

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