Right of Way Agent (Bay Area)

Concord, California
11 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And wedeliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, 'Together, Building a Better California' is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Shared Services is focused on engaging our employeesto better understand our clients' businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and our people with the client organizations we serve facilitates better planning, execution and overall service delivery. We have once again set lofty goalsfor 2011, and we intend to achieve them. Some of these goals, such as environmental compliance and leadership, require the collective effort of employees across the company. Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utilityin U.S.

Position Summary

Position Summary:
Under direction of the unit Supervisor, the Right of Way Agent ('ROW Agent') provides support to the unit and other Land Services team members and assists in all phases of acquisition activities. The ROWAgent also negotiates the acquisition of land rights for fee title, easements, leases, and other interests required for Company utility
facilities. Research and analyze property and comparable sales data to complete internal valuation estimates on non-complexacquisitions.


Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS in related field or equivalent education and/or experience

Notary Public - current or obtained within six (6) months of employment

Desired Qualifications
Training: International Right of Way Association courses or equivalent
Minimum 1 year work experience with any of the following:
o Commercial Real Estate Brokerage;
o Real Estate or Rightof Way Appraisal;
o Public Agency/Utility Right of Way.


Essential Job Functions:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, Principal, or Senior ROW Agents: Acquisition: negotiates or assists in negotiating theacquisition of real property and property rights for Company utility facilities.Coordinates the preparation of documents for acquisition of property and
land rights, generates property owner lists, provides property owner notification for survey and biologicalstudies, construction, vegetation management, and other projects, and prepares Release to Construction letters.
Appraisal: assembles the necessary documentation required for delivery to the designated project appraiser(s). Under direct supervision, review andanalyze appraisal reports. Support for Condemnation Proceedings: provides file history and necessary information for condemnation proceedings; orders the condemnation package, and upon review and approval by senior staff, insures delivery to the appraiser andattorneys. In less complex
negotiations, the ROW Agent may request initiation of condemnation actions as instructed by the Supervisor or Principal ROW Agent to ensure timely release of projects to construction. Valuation: Research and analyze property andcomparable sales data to complete internal valuation estimates on non-complex acquisitions. . Real Estate/Escrow Responsibilities: responsible for: requesting checks for condemnation proceedings; monitoring the State Condemnation Fund
statement and account;depositing checks with State Condemnation Fund; processing refund checks; drafting escrow instructions; ordering title reports and updates as necessary; processing payment for reports; obtaining title reviews as necessary. Acquisition Administration: responsible forinputting information into project estimating and project tracking programs. Obtain/request project cost data and compile information as requested. Assist in preparing payment schedule spreadsheets. Track and process Land documents, process land drafts for IRSreporting by clerk and process requests for checks
for payments for land rights and other expenditures.
File Management Coordination: establish job folders, obtain all necessary project specific data, prepare working file folders, prepare and maintainownership folders containing all pertinent letters, appraisals, summaries, documents and condemnation exhibits. Contract Administration: assist with the development of Contract Work Authorizations, Contract Change Orders, or other associated documents as requestedto obtain services of contract appraisers and right of way agents.