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Pike Corporation Right of Way Specialist-CC in Sterling, Virginia


This role researches, secures and processes easements quit claims for transmission and distribution rights-of-ways. Researches land ownership and existing easement rights for property. Facilitates acquisition and/or prepares and secures permits from government agencies and railroads. The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Notary Public seal for the States in which services are rendered.


 Utilize communication and negotiating skills to acquire property rights required by the company and its affiliates. Will use negotiating strategies to facilitate the land rights acquisition process.


 Utilize working knowledge of real estate law along with engineering knowledge in applying solutions to company acquisition projects.


 Acquires permits for the use of federal lands, coordinating compliance with all environmental requirements.


 Obtains appraisal and preliminary title reports prepared by independent appraisers and title companies to determine present and future value of property affected by proposed facilities; makes recommendations regarding appraised value for purchase or acquisition of easements and fee title.


 Collaborates with Land Surveyors, Research Specialists, and Data Specialists to distribute work responsibilities related to projects to most effectively deliver results.


 Communicates with landowners, attorneys, public officials, engineers and others in gaining land rights to support company projects and customer requests.


 Assists in preparing reports for weekly construction project status meetings and reports on the status of right of way acquisition.


 Assist others with more complex transactions, as needed.


 Perform otherduties as assigned by management.


Semi-routine; majority of work covered by established procedures.


Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring high degree of tact.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. REGULAR ATTENDANCE is required.



    Required High schooldegree or GED.

    Preferred A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or University in Business Administration or related field of study.


    1-3 Year(s) Experience in obtaining property rights and easements from landowners and governmental agencies


    Public Notary is required. Real Estate license preferred.


    Employees new to the position will be required to gain full working knowledge of the systems and processes used in the full performance of the job which may include attending seminars, on the job with other incumbents to the role or corporate workshops.


    A. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.

    B. Ability to write reports, Business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

    C. Ability to effectively present information in one-on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


  3. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.

  4. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  5. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    A. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    B. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


    The following skills are required for this job:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Adobe Acrobat

  • Ability to deal and work well with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • High commitment to achieving goals and plans

  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills

  • Demonstrated negotiating and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through on assignments

  • High commitment to achieving goals and plans

  • Demonstrated skill in verbal/written communications

  • Professional appearance maintained at all times

  • Team oriented

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demandsdescribed here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performthe essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • How much on the job time is spentin the following physical activities?

  • Stand Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Walk Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Sit 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Talk or Hear 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Use Hands to Feel, Handle or finger tools or controls 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Climb or balance None

  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or crawl Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Reach with Hands and Arms Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Taste or Smell None

  • Does this job requirethat weight be lifted or force to be exerted?

  • Up to 10 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 25 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 50 Pounds Choose an item.

  • Up to 100 Pounds Choose an item.

  • More than 100 Pounds Choose an item.

  • Does this job have any special visionrequirements?

    ☒ Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

    ☐ Distance Vision(clear vision at 20 feet or more)

    ☒ Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

    ☐ Peripheralvisions (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

    ☐ Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision,ability to judge distances and spatial relationships_

    ☒ Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus)

    ☐ No SpecialVision Requirements

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Wet, humid conditions (non- weather) None

  • Work near moving mechanical parts Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Work in high, precarious places None

  • Fumes or airborne particles None

  • Toxic or caustic chemicals None

  • Outdoor weather conditions Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Extreme cold (non-weather) None

  • Extreme Heat (non-weather) None

  • Risk of electrical shock None

  • Work with explosives None

  • Risk of radiation None

  • Vibration None

    Whileperforming this job, the noiselevel in the work environment is:

    Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters, and or computer printer, light traffic)

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Pike Engineering is an equal opportunity employer


    Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23005277