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Senior Property Agent- Portland, Oregon- 22188

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Date: Oct 14, 2017

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Evaluates, negotiates, and manages right of way 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 conducts economic analysis of company easements to ensure cost effectiveness. Obtains and manages local, county, federal, state and other agency permits as required. Prepares detailed cost estimates for potential placement of company facilities along utility corridors (present and future).


  • Responsible for  researching land right issues in order to inform route  selection for transmission and distribution facilities, zoning analysis, title review, property valuation, creating and negotiating easements and other agreements. Orders and oversees survey, appraisal, and other outside contract work and reviews surveys and ownership information for accuracy and adherence to scope of work.
  • Researches and evaluates permitting requirements with jurisdictions for transmission and distribution facilities and informs company of risks, timelines and requirements for the permitting of such facilities.
  • Negotiates complex easements and associated access agreements on various types of properties and projects.
  • Responds to property rights matters and requests from internal and external customers.
  • Leads complex projects and makes recommendations related to specialized discipline.
  • Negotiates with and influences external clients and outside agencies (property owners, government agencies and legal entities).
  • Reviews and prepares documents such as agreements, permits, applications for use, conditional use permits and other such items.
  • Represents the department and the company as the first point of contact with grantors and other interested parties.
  • Obtains and/or manages the acquisition of federal, state and other agency permits as required.
  • Prepares and manages expenditure requisitions and forecasts for right of ways.
  • Conducts strategic analyses and plays a key role within the company.
  • Develops and implements new procedures or resolutions.
  • Identifies areas for improvement within the department and presents recommendations to management.
  • May assign, reviews, and provides direction to Career level agents.
  • Leads contract staff.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  Business,  Finance,  Law  or  a  related  field;  or  the  equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in right of way field, title, appraisal work, valuation, real estate sales contract financial analysis.
  • Ability to oversee all aspects of right of way acquisition and permitting to provide day-to- day management of various issues and to manage all right of way related contracts.
  • Ability to resolve right of way related disputes as well as trespass and encroachment issues.
  • Strong 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.
  • Knowledge of commercial real-estate principals, federal, state, and other agency permit requirements, applicable company policies, practices and procedures, and federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to apply strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proficient in dealing with approval boards, cities, and other approving entities.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate property-related documents, legal descriptions and maps.
  • Ability to influence others and negotiate solutions.
  • Knowledge or experience with contractual documents, permitting, easements, county recording processes and title reporting.
  • Proficient in using MS Office including Excel to track and organize project work.
  • Available for out of town travel approximately 10% of time.
  • Perform site visits throughout service territory which could include walking on uneven, unstable and hilly terrain and exposure to elements.


  • Knowledge of the electrical utility industry.
  • Experience in acquiring right of way in an electrical utility.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 71,200- 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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Career Segment: Electrical, Outside Sales, Real Estate, Engineering, Sales