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Property Agent (Career or Senior Level) Portland, Oregon- 23850

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Date: Nov 16, 2017

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

General purpose for the Career- Level Property Agent includes:

Evaluate, negotiate, and manage right of way for the company's transmission and distribution system. Investigate, resolve and manage disputes resulting from property trespass, encroachments and damage claims. Negotiate and purchase rights-of-way and conduct economic analyses to ensure cost effectiveness of easement acquisitions. Obtain, renew and manage federal, state and other agency permits as required. Perform releases of easements and research on rights; ensure easement documents are captured in ROW database and other documentation systems.


General purpose for the Senior- Level Property Agent includes:

Evaluates, negotiates, and manages property issues for the company. Investigates, resolves and manages disputes resulting from property trespass, encroachments and damage claims. Negotiates and purchases rights-of-way and real property, sells excess lands, and conducts economic analysis of company leases to ensure cost effectiveness. Obtains federal, state and other agency permits as required.


Responsibilities for the Career- Level Property Agent include the following:

  • Negotiate basic to complex easements and agreements on various types of properties.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate property rights and issues.
  • Review and audit easements prepared by others for compliance and completeness.
  • Respond to property issues and requests from internal and external customers.
  • Negotiate with and influence external clients and outside agencies (property owners, government agencies and legal entities).
  • Review and prepare documents such as licenses, agreements, easements, permits and renewals.
  • Represent the department and the company as the first point of contact interested parties.
  • Obtain and/or manage the acquisition of federal, state and other agency permits as required.
  • Input and manage data into company data base system relating to rights acquired for placement of company facilities.
  • Track permitting time lines and prepare a list of all expiring permits on an annual basis.
  • Perform financial analysis and forecasts for permits and easements.



In addition to the above, the responsibilities for the Senior- Level Property Agent include the following:

  • Responsible for site selection, zoning analysis, title review, clearing of title issues, property valuation, negotiating of purchase contracts and options, review of surveys and ownership.
  • Negotiates complex leases on various types of properties.
  • Directs complex projects and makes recommendations related to specialized discipline.
  • Conducts strategic analyses and plays a key role within the company.
  • Develops new procedures or resolutions.
  • Assigns, reviews, and provides direction to Career level agents.
  • Manages and leads high visibility, complex property and asset transactions with appropriate awareness of impact and expected results.
  • Accountable for the success of the project and or function.
  • Consults with executives from business units and legal representatives.


Requirements of the Career- Level Property Agent include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Law or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years related right of way experience.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to develop positive relationships with internal and external customers, resolve property related disputes, and to work effectively with team members.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computer applications to support right of way activities.
  • Knowledge of right of way principles, federal, state, and other agency permit requirements, applicable company policies, practices, and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate right of way, easement, and other property-related documents, legal descriptions and maps.
  • Research, analysis, and evaluation skills in order to gather data on market values and placement of company facilities on property.
  • Ability to influence others and negotiate solutions.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


In addition to the above, the requirements for the Senior- Level Property Agent include the following:

  • A minimum of five years experience in estate title, appraisal work, valuation, real estate sales contracts and financial analysis.
  • Ability to oversee all aspects of purchases, sales, or leases to provide day-to-day management of various properties and to manage all property related contracts..
  • Ability to apply strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proficient in dealing with approval boards, cities, and other approving entities.
  • Knowledge or experience with leases, permitting, easements, county recording processes and title reporting. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using MS Project to track and organize project work.


Preferences for the Career- Level Property Agent include the following:

  • Knowledge or experience with, electric utility right of way, permitting, easements, county recording processes and title reporting.
  • Knowledge of the electrical utility industry, specifically electrical transmission and distribution systems and facilities.
  • Knowledge of PDQ system (database) software.
  • International Right of Way (IRWA) professional designation.
  • Knowledge of GIS systems.


In addition to the above, the preference for the Senior- Level Property include the following:

  • Willingness to pursue advanced training.
  • Knowledge of the electrical utility industry. 

Additional Information

Primary Location: PORTLAND

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 62,100 - 91,500


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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