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Burns & McDonnell Staff Right of Way Specialist - Environmental Services (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Staff Right of Way Specialist will perform various duties in the facilitation of land acquisitions, negotiations, property research, titles and surveys. This includes performing permitting activities, construction coordination, and restoration on Right of Way projects in a variety of locations.

  • Analyze, prepare, review, and interpret Land and Right of Way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits, and licenses for small to medium sized projects.

  • Research and collect real property related documents.

  • Translate data from Right of Way documents into the stakeholder management database.

  • Perform quality assurance reviews of stakeholder management database entries from Right of Way field agents.

  • Present technical data to Right of Way project team.

  • Prepare and submit permit applications for the project team.

  • Prepare project status, technical, and acquisition reports for the project team.

  • Responsible for document preparation and control, meeting agendas and other various project related activites.

  • Assist in presenting in public involvement meetings.

  • Perform project planning, budgeting, scheduling activities and establishing critical project objectives within project parameters.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • 30-50% travel

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • SR/WA designation from the international Right of Way Association (IRWA). Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum of 7 years related experience.

  • Prior Right of Way acquisition, relocation, and eminent domain experience, project management and/or real estate experience preferred.

  • Ability to read and understand title and appraisal reports and land surveys.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general real estate law.

  • Demonstrated understanding of real estate title work.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

  • Experience with database system management.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.


Job Land Use/Acquisition

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 202165