Managing Consultant, Land and Right-of-Way Project Manager (Senior Level) - R00022712

at ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


ERM is seeking an experienced and motivated Project Manager for Land and Right-of-Way based in Chicago, Milwaukee or Minneapolis to manage and support land and right-of-way projects such pipeline and electric transmission lines. The ideal candidate will be responsible for project management, technical oversight and business development for Land and Right-of-Way projects. This would include overseeing the day-to-day project management, coordination with clients, negotiation and securing of legal land agreements (rights-of-way, leases, grants, fee purchases, etc.) necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities on behalf of our clients. This is an excellent opportunity for a career professional to join a growing and exciting service team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader, or broader sustainability consulting.



  • Manage and oversee the negotiation and securing of legal land agreements (rights-of-way, leases, grants, fee purchases, etc.) on behalf of our clients from affected landowners, whether they are private owners, corporations or government agencies, to permit the construction of facilities, transfer of assets, etc.
  • Manage, advise, liaise and make recommendations to clients project teams on strategic and complex land and right-of-way issues.
  • Work on multiple projects to manage ERM's execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client's expectations and ensure high quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Support preparation of proposals, including development of scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients, new clients and identified leads.
  • Assist with performing, overseeing or reviewing deed and title research and investigations.
  • Act as liaison between affected property owners and our clients.
  • Assist in performing, overseeing or reviewing land valuation studies or their equivalent, but excluding appraisals.
  • Support with preparing and submitting applications for various permits, licenses and bonds (road/railroad crossings, driveway permits, building permits, heavy hauling permits, etc.).
  • Aid with investigating damage claims, damage assessments and settlement negotiations.
  • Assist in supervising staff and third party land agents or other subcontractors.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, permitting agencies, and clients related to project activities.
  • Develop proposals, budgets, project plans, schedules, progress reports, scopes of work and other bid documents.
  • Responsible for business development and expanding the Land and Right-of-Way Team.
  • Support resource loading, work flow management and budget management.
  • Manage project land budgets and prepare regular reports on financial progress.
  • Mentor junior level consulting staff to develop their skill sets.



  • Four-year college degree in related field.
  • 4 years minimum experience required and 5+ years preferred.

  • IRWA registered.
  • Ability to identify risks and solutions to resolve conflicts.
  • Bargaining and negotiation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, speak persuasively and develop rapport internally and externally.
  • Experience preparing reports, letters, memos, standard forms and agreements.
  • Deadline oriented and adaptable to diverse environments (i.e. construction work areas, inclement weather, etc.).
  • Understanding of varying state and local laws concerning ownership, laws of descent, storage rights, property rights...

    Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 11908888

Posted On: May 17, 2024

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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