Posted on: May 24, 2020
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications
provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more
than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience,
CenturyLink strives to be the worlds best networking company by
solving customers increased demand for reliable and secure
connections. The company also serves as its customers trusted
partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity
and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that
help protect their business.
This position serves as a Right of Way Agent in the Construction
Services Network Real Estate Department within CenturyLink. The
incumbent of this position researches and negotiates short- and
long-term lease of land agreements and right of way for
construction work in support of CenturyLink's Engineering &
Construction, as well as, Global Operations Organization. Handles
all land related legal issues, including transfers of titles and
deeds, construction, and permitting.The Main Responsibilities
- Prepares and uses a comprehensive work plan to perform property
rights work as requested by the Engineering and Construction
(E&C) and Business and Consumer (Operations) Departments. The
majority of the work is performed independently. Work involves, but
is not limited to, researching project plans and specifications;
consulting with engineers on various aspects of the project in
order to determine the feasibility, merit and cost effectiveness of
the property rights acquisition; and obtaining land rights needed
for the project.
- Review and advise stakeholders concerning the language of
existing and draft easements, permits, leases and other contracts
to clarify the scope of rights to place facilities; Review and
advise stakeholder concerning clearance rights; expansion rights;
payment terms; insurance and legal indemnities; notice
requirements; renewal rights, etc.
- Work with stakeholders to read and interpret engineering
drawings, survey maps, etc., and to investigate routes and scope of
existing and potential sites and compare them with moving costs and
next best alternatives.
- Review and analyze public records including land use, zoning,
permitting and other state, local and regional records, and
research and analyze ownership and title online and in county
courts (and, when necessary, work with outside vendors attorneys to
research and clear title) to determine ownership of property for
new or renewing sites.
- Research commercial and residential sale comparable and
property tax values, and work with Real Estate Financial Analysis
to determine best of alternative pricing scenarios for the
acquisition or renewal of sites.
- Make written and verbal presentations of findings and recommend
a range of pricing terms; request capital or expense authorization
for new or renewing sites.
- Negotiate with property owners, attorneys, businesses,
government entities, railroads etc., for the acquisition or renewal
of property rights.
- Work with stakeholders to determine need to renew leases to
maintain or expand sites.
- Prepare various documents, including releases, subordinations,
easements, leases, access agreements, railroad licenses, Department
of Transportation (DOT) permits, relocation agreements, etc.
- Review proposed documents to assess potential legal, financial,
risk management, and operational issues; present the same for
reviews necessary by Real Estate Legal, Risk Management, Financial
Analysis, Lease Administration and Engineers.
- Handle complex real estate issues, including trespass, boundary
disputes, and various property owner complaints.
- Work in a standard database to track real estate documentation,
project work time, and implementation schedules.
- Manage the disposition of surplus or other property interests
to be released, such as vacations and releases of easements and
rights of way.
- Other duties as assigned
What We Look For in a Candidate
- Baccalaureate degree plus 2+ years of real estate, legal or
paralegal professional work experience in property rights
acquisition; land rights property management; relocation
assistance; land title research
- Work involving acquisition of leases, easements, servitudes,
rights-of-way, or abstracting; real estate contract work; or land
- Juris Doctorate
- 6+ years full-time real estate, legal or paralegal work
- Possession of IRWA (International Right of Way Association)
Generalist or Specialist designation may be substituted for the
required baccalaureate degree or 4 years of experience.
Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield;
Requisition #: 223719
This job may require successful completion of an online assessment.
A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all
persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national
origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic
characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other
legally protected status (collectively, protected statuses). We do
not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions,
including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits,
discipline, termination, job assignments or training.
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by employees within
this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change
based on changing business needs and conditions.
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