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Land Acquisition Manager

Company: Hanson Professional Services
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

If you're looking for a firm that encourages innovative thinking and challenges you every day, with an opportunity to learn and advance, a career at Hanson is right for you. The belief in sustainability within our company's practices creates a focus on client success and partnerships that are important to our communities and our environment.

At the core of our Land Development practice is the desire to be good stewards of the public's resources while incorporating improvements into the surrounding environment. As engineering professionals, we plan, design and permit projects across the U.S. and abroad. Your work at Hanson will balance the societal benefits of the built-environment with nature.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking candidates to fill full time Land Acquisition Manager positions in our fastest growing markets in Illinois, Texas, and Florida.

About us

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

Position Profile

This position is expected to take the leading role in the advancement of Hanson's Land Acquisition initiatives and serve as the leader for transportation and utility acquisition projects. The position requires the ability to serve in a key capacity to oversee client relations, project timelines, staff processes and procedures and successful project completion.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Procuring land acquisition and land acquisition related contracts Serving as primary client contact for land acquisition services Directing the daily activity of land acquisition staff Mentoring, goal setting and performance evaluation for staff appraisers, negotiators, and relocation agents Supervising quality assurance and quality control of real estate product delivery Supervising staff compliance with federal Uniform Relocation Act required for projects with federal funding, or by client requirement Effectively managing all aspects of land acquisition projects (staffing, budget, schedule, technical performance, and client relationships) Collaborating with senior technical staff within the Infrastructure, Aviation, and Industry markets Giving presentations on technical topics at industry and in-house events Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Credentials/Experience:

Minimum requirements:

A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or related field, and fifteen (15) years or more of land acquisition experience, or A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and ten (10) years or more of land acquisition experience is required

Ideal candidate:

In addition to the above minimum requirements the following are desired, but not required, credentials:

Completion of International Right of Way Association (IRWA) coursework in Negotiation and Relocation Possession of a Real Estate Broker license in the related geographic location of application Be identified as an approved Land Acquisition Specialty Agent (or equivalent) within the States of Illinois, Florida, or Texas; or the must have the necessary background, experience, and ability to acquire this status within six (6) months of employment Successful supervision of ten (10) or more land acquisition staff concurrently

Technical Skills:

Experience with complex projects that have required significant interaction with clients, consultants, and the general public Familiarity with State Department of Transportation (DOT) land acquisition, transportation planning, programming, and environmental practices are preferred

Soft Skills:

Ability and experience positively interacting with property owners through negotiation, relocation and/or appraisal services on either public or private land acquisition projects Ability to work independently and as part of a team to develop and present concepts Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases Strong oral communication and technical writing skills Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines

Working at Hanson:

Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices.
Candidate must be willing to accept out-of-town travel assignments and to work overtime to meet project demands.
Must possess a valid driver's license

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

EEO / MINORITY / FEMALE / INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES / VETERANS

Keywords: Hanson Professional Services, Corpus Christi , Land Acquisition Manager, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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