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Burns & McDonnell Right of Way Project Manager in Richmond, Virginia


Are you an experienced right of way professional who’s tired of working project to project? Would you value stability of while continuing to grow your skills and responsibility?

Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Project Manager for ROW and land acquisition projects in Virginia and North Carolina. This individual will provide project oversight for land acquisitions, negotiations, property research, titles and surveys in support of utility-related projects, as well as responsibility over project financials and client interaction. The position will be based in Richmond, VA. Some travel will be required.

This position will serve as the Right of Way/Real Estate lead for multiple major utility infrastructure improvement projects.The candidate must have the ability to think strategically, keep informed about project activities through study and participation in project meetings, manage and work well in a team environment, have excellent task management skills, a proven ability to communicate professionally, have a flexible schedule, and be willing to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed.

Knowledge and experience working in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and having electric/gas utility experience a plus.

Duties include:

  • Manage client expectations related to the deliverable.

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

  • Coordinate team efforts including database management, meetings and reports.

  • Provide direction and management to land acquisition subcontractors.

  • Participate in public involvement meetings.

  • Manage all communications related to internal team, subcontractors and client.

  • Initiate or assist in contract negotiations or preparation.

  • Manage direction of project planning, budgeting, scheduling and establishing critical project objectives.

  • Direct coordination with client’s Right-of-Way department and internal staff.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • Minimum 7 years related experience.

  • Real Estate License

  • SR/WA designation from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) preferred

  • Prior Right of Way acquisition, relocation, and eminent domain experience required, preferably in a consulting firm.

  • Ability to interpret title and appraisal reports and land surveys required.

  • Knowledge of general real estate law.

  • Knowledge of real estate title work.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, co-workers and other professionals.

  • Excellent computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and experience managing complex data in databases.

  • 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 Project Management

Primary Location US-VA-Richmond

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 200715



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