Specialist Right of Way, Real Estate & Damage Prevention 8/11/2016

Buckeye Partners L.P. Macungie, PA

Company
Buckeye Partners L.P.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
FC280F859BBABF7F
AJE Ref #
575846881
Location
Macungie, PA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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ROLE SUMMARY:

The Specialist, Right of Way, Real Estate and Damage Prevention role is responsible for leading the implementation of the Right of Way, Real Estate and Damage Prevention Programs, Policies, Initiatives and Projects in support of Field Operations for his/her assigned Asset Teams within a geographical area of responsibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

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Property Rights Enforcement, Asset Protection, Encroachment Review and Remediation Protect and enforce Company s real property rights and guide and support the Asset Team in addressing and resolving escalated encroachment disputes. Coordinate with Corporate and support Legal action as necessary. Coordinate engineering encroachment reviews with Corporate and negotiate encroachment agreements with third parties in accordance with the Right of Way Use Restrictions Specifications.
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District and Integrity Lead Projects Acquire or modify easements, temporary work space or access agreements, construction/laydown/staging leases, licenses/permits from state and local governments for various terminal and pipeline maintenance or expansion projects in accordance with Corporate policy and guidance.
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Vegetation Maintenance Projects Coordinate local Asset Team identification, assessment and nomination of Vegetation Maintenance Projects to Corporate and oversee and support project execution by Asset Team members and/or contractors.
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3rd Party Damage Settlements/Dispute Resolutions/Reimbursements Initiate, structure, negotiate and close damage settlements related to Company construction/maintenance/terminal projects, mitigate, negotiate and resolve property owner disputes and act as Company s claims agent in pursuing and collecting reimbursement from third parties who damaged Company facilities/assets.
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Damage Prevention/Public Awareness/Media Coordination Act as the Subject Matter Expert for the Damage Prevention Procedure Manual for assigned Asset Teams, ensure compliance performance with the Damage Prevention Procedure Manual to protect Company facilities and provide periodic training to the assigned Asset Teams. Represent Company at Public Awareness events and activities within the assigned geographic area and educate and promote pipeline safety. Represent Company to local and state public officials in professional manner and communicate Company safety messages. Support the Emergency Response Team in incident responses and handle media and local government relations as directed by the Incident Commander.
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ROW / Pipeline Protector (Point Persons) Coordination Develop and educate ROW / Pipeline Protector Point Persons in ROW, Real Estate and Damage Prevention practices and provide guidance in the implementation of Programs, Policies and Procedures.
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Regulatory Compliance Performance Support the District Work Team and Asset Teams on Regulatory Compliance matters related to the Damage Prevention Procedure Manual and other DOT PHMSA matters.
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Acquisitions, Divestures and Leasing/Licensing Complete an annual survey of underperforming or underutilized real property and assist Corporate with the resulting acquisitions or divestures. Support corporate leasing program by identifying leasing or licensing of real property assets and assisting in lease/license implementation.
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Business Development Support Corporate lead Business Development Projects as needed and identify, initiate, negotiate and secure rights and interests in real property as necessary in connection with the development of such projects in accordance with corporate policies and guidance.
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Outside Resources Coordination Assist with the procurement of professional services including land and ROW services, survey, appraisal and legal and oversee and direct such services in support of assigned company projects in accordance with corporate policies.
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And other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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Bachelors degree preferred in Real Estate, Pre Law, Land Management, or other related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
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2+ years experience in Right of Way, Real Estate or related fields strongly preferred.
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Working to advanced knowledge of real property law, land management, legal instruments, title, survey, appraisals, and related processes essential.
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Working to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), ArcGIS, Google Earth is required.
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50+% travel required.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES:

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Notary Public status desired.
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Basic, Intermediate and Expert level IRWA Right of Way Courses on Engineering Review, Encroachments or Property Rights Law with ARWP (Associate Right of Way Professional) or RWP (Right of Way Professional) Credential progressing toward IRWA SR/RA (Senior Right of Way Professional) Credential preferred; or,
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Basic, Intermediate and Expert AAPL Land Management Practices Courses with an RL (Registered Landman) Credential or RPL (Registered Professional Landman) Credential progressing toward CPL (Certified Professional Landman) Credential preferred.

OTHER SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND ABILITIES:

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Possess exceptional communication skills - speaking, listening, and writing.

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Employ effective negotiating strategies. One must have the ability to endure mentally challenging and emotionally charged communications with outside parties.
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Be well organized, creative, and objective.
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Have excellent interpersonal skills. One must be people-oriented, be an effective communicator, and be able to establish accountability and rapport as a Company liaison. One must also be prepared to act as a Company representative, thereby displaying a high level of professionalism and integrity.
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Have good qualitative problem-solving skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
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This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
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This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

PHYSICAL & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

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This role is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
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Must be able and willing to spend on average 80% of ones time on his/her feet
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Must be able to lift large, heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds
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The person in this position needs to occasionally move inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
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The employee is frequently required to effectively communicate with others.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

ABOUT YOU:

To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.