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Agent - Right of Way SR

Company name
Kinder Morgan

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Real Estate

Posted on
Nov 23, 2021

Valid Through
Mar 08, 2022

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Agent - Right of Way SR

Job ID #: 23637 Location: TX-HOUSTON

Functional Area: Real Estate Position Type: Full Time

Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: High School Diploma

RC/Department: 0217 -ROW :KMI

Position Description

Performs all aspects of right-of-way and real estate related activities necessary to maintain and protect company's property rights, while negotiating favorable terms to various land and right-of-way related agreements secured on behalf of the company, including the acquisition, relinquishment and modification of easements, fee land purchases, franchise & permit rights, encroachments resolution and the settlements of damage claims. The selected candidate will be based in Houston, TX.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Identifies land ownership from both company and public records.

Researches, reviews, and analyzes land titles; identify defects and outline curative.

Understands and interprets property legal descriptions.

Negotiates the acquisition of right-of-way and other property interests, as necessary to accommodate the construction, operation, maintenance of company facilities, in such a manner to minimize litigation.

Negotiates property damage settlements and loss claims associated with capital projects and day-to-day pipeline operations necessary to maintain company facilities.

Analyzes and negotiates franchise agreements with local entities to accommodate the construction, operation and maintenance of company facilities. Assists with the maintenance of such franchises and associated payments.

Manages budgetary aspects of costs associated with the aforementioned negotiations, to maintain department and project expectations.

Prepares right-of-way related cost estimates associated with land and right-of-way project acquisition.

Secures civil permits necessary for the construction and maintenance of company facilities.

Reviews, prepares, analyzes, and interprets all Land and Right-of-Way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, franchises, permits & licenses.

Serves as liaison between internal departments, developers, cities, counties, states, and other entities, in support of right-of-way activities.

Resolves encroachments, damage claims, landowner complaints and inquiries keeping costs to a minimum for the company.

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements :


Completed at least two years of college within a relatable degree program, and/or equivalent industry related right-of-way work experience.

Experience / specific knowledge:

Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in performing all aspects of land and right-of-way, with direct experience in the pipeline industry supporting operational and sustaining capital projects and FERC regulated and non-regulated projects; and having work experience in Texas.

Knowledgeable in all aspects of right-of-way, including project management, acquisition, title, property legal descriptions, permitting, budgeting, cost forecasting, operation, due diligence, public relations, community outreach and solid understanding of general regulatory and legal issues.

Certifications, licenses, registrations:

A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are mandatory.

Competencies, skills, and abilities:

Must have organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong preference for candidate who is bi-lingual (English/Spanish).

Self-starting individual who follows directions and procedures, adheres to a work schedule and can focus on details.

Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor / attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and outside contacts and regulatory agencies.

Posses analytical and reconciliation skills, necessary for problem solving and decision making.

Interpersonal (people) skills.

Be able to successfully perform multiple tasks with abbreviated deadlines.

Must be able to understand financial impacts of decisions and courses of action, results oriented.

Strong computer skills desired due to use of various Microsoft Applications, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and other internal software and database daily usage.

Physical demands:

Anticipate approximately 30% - 40% travel required to perform duties for this position.

Working conditions:

Selected candidate will be based in Houston, TX office.

Overtime is sometimes required and often extended work hours based upon departmental work load.

Fast paced and fluid work environment.

Coordination with other support functions (i.e regulatory, outreach, engineering, operations, legal, third party contractors, construction and environmental) to ensure successful and timely completion of project objectives.

Supervisory responsibility:

The SR ROW Agent will not directly supervise others, but will provide leadership and guidance to third party contract right-of-way agents to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as appropriate.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As a federal contractor, Kinder Morgan must adhere to federal guidelines that require many of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accordingly, all new hire employees must be vaccinated before they begin work. This requirement is subject to accommodations for religious and medical reasons under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and possible state and local laws.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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