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Pacificorp Property Agent - Portland, Oregon - 105945 in Portland, Oregon

Property Agent - Portland, Oregon - 105945

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Evaluates, negotiates, and manages right of way for the company's transmission and distribution system. Investigates, resolves and manages disputes resulting from property trespass, encroachments and damage claims. Negotiates and purchases rights-of-way and conducts economic analyses to ensure cost effectiveness of easement acquisitions. Obtains, renews and manages federal, state and other agency permits as required. Performs releases of easements and research on rights Ensures easement documents are captured in ROW database and other documentation systems.


  • Negotiate basic to complex easements and agreements on various types of properties.

  • Research, analyze, and evaluate property rights and issues.

  • Review and audit easements prepared by others for compliance and completeness.

  • Respond to property issues and requests from internal and external customers.

  • Negotiate with and influence external clients and outside agencies (property owners, government agencies and legal entities).

  • Review and prepare documents such as licenses, agreements, easements, permits and renewals.

  • Represent the department and the company as the first point of contact interested parties.

  • Obtain and/or manage the acquisition of federal, state and other agency permits as required.

  • Input and manage data into company data base system relating to rights acquired for placement of company facilities.

  • Track permitting time lines and prepare a list of all expiring permits on an annual basis.

  • Performs financial analysis and forecasts for permits and easements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Law or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of three years related right of way experience.

  • 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.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computer applications to support right of way activities.

  • Knowledge of right of way principles, federal, state, and other agency permit requirements, applicable company policies, practices, and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  • Ability to understand and evaluate right of way, easement and other property-related documents, legal descriptions and maps.

  • Research, analysis, and evaluation skills in order to gather data on market and property values, placement of company facilities on property.

  • Ability to influence others and negotiate solutions.

  • Travel may be required.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


  • Knowledge or experience with leases, permitting, easements, county recording processes and title reporting.

  • Real estate license or other related professional designation(s).

  • Knowledge of and/or experience using MS Project to track and organize project work.

  • Willingness to pursue advanced training.

  • Knowledge of the electrical utility industry.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105945

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: No Selection

Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT

Hiring Range: 71,100.00 - 83,600.00

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.