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Cleco Right of Way Agent in Mandeville, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.

Role Purpose

The Right of Way Agent II is a career professional with in depth knowledge of servitudes, fee land, encroachments, and other land related documentation. Responsible for obtaining necessary land rights, letters of no objection, and permits. The Right of Way Agent III assists in settlement of damage claims, and supports project engineers, customer service personnel, and various other departments in land related issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Champions a corporate culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, safety, environmental responsibility, employee development, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and operational excellence.

  • Negotiate for servitude and lease acquisitions in a timely manner

  • Perform required researcher associated acquiring various land rights, such as courthouse research, field inspections, and meetings with stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with property owners and construction crews to transfer knowledge of agreed upon restrictions, and facilitate resolution in the event of damages.

  • Facilitate the preparation of sketches depicting accurate location of land rights for use as attachments to servitudes, leases, etc.

  • Investigate and assist in resolution of encroachment issues.

  • Research and verify existing land rights in order to assist various internal and/or external stakeholders.

  • Considers future implications beyond the immediate problem, and is not closely supervised

  • Works independently and receives limited guidance.

Primary Competencies

  • Builds effective teams

  • Business Insight

  • Communicates effectively

  • Courage

  • Demonstrates self-awareness

  • Drives results

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Plans and Aligns

  • Strategic mindset

  • Safety

  • Drives vision and purpose

  • Analytical skills

  • Compliance

Qualifications/Experience

  • Secondary/High School Diploma

  • 3-5+ years of related experience

  • Step progression levels based on skill proficiency and scope of job.

  • Strong business acumen pertaining to the Utility industry

  • Strong knowledge of leading practices for their practice area

  • Strong planning and project management skills

  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies on the job

  • Proficient at functioning effectively within a team environment, present ideas and opinions in a respective and collegial manner

Licenses and Certifications

  • Right of way certifications preferred

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.

Cleco Power

Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.

Cleco Cajun

Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.

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