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Coates Field Service
boston, Greater Boston, United States
14 days ago
Coates Field Service
Boston, Greater Boston, United States
14 days ago


Coates Field Service, Inc. is celebrating 71 years of outstanding service as one of the nation's largest Right of Way consulting firms and works on behalf of energy transportation companies, electric transmission companies, state and local governments, and other energy industry clients.

Coates Field Service, Inc. is seeking an attorney for a Real Estate Representative/Permit Specialist Position located in the Greater Boston Area. The successful candidate will have experience as an attorney in real estate for this non-practicing position. This is a full-time and exempt position serving Coates’s utility client(s) needing right of way related support including acquisition and permitting.  

Overview of Duties:

  • Investigate, negotiate, acquire, defend, and ensure legal recording and enforcement of all property rights required for electric, gas or communication infrastructure for Distribution & Transmission projects
  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries in matters related to property rights
  • Determine the non-environmental permits (road/railroad/highway) that will be required
  • Ensure all required permits are obtained prior to any construction activities
  • Organizes consultations with local officials, inspectors, and assessors to verify required permits, licenses, and/or agreements, and organizes and delivers all the required documents for obtaining permits
  • Explains projects to permitting agencies and answers their questions
  • Documents all contact with permitting agencies (mail, telephone, e-mail, personal visits)
  • Assimilates contact information and project activities, enters details into project database
  • Secures permission from permitting agencies for various types of surveys and studies on and across public or private lands
  • Records legal documents in appropriate county offices, if applicable
  • Provides liaison between permitting agency and other contractors such as construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, archaeologists, etc.
  • Maintains assigned parcel files from beginning to end of project


Specialized knowledge/education required:

  • Experience as an attorney in the real estate industry who wishes to longer practice
  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology that applies to land acquisition and permitting
  • Capable of completing legal documents and forms such as permits and agreements
  • Knowledge of the sequence of processes required to complete permitting
  • Ability to plot metes and bounds descriptions of property and read a variety of maps, electronic and paper
  • Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings and right of way plans in order to properly explain the taking
  • The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by professional state certified appraisers
  • The further ability to render independent land value judgments and determine when compensation beyond the value outlined in an appraisal is justified
  • Proficient in programs necessary to maintain documentation and produce reports
  • Understands technology of projects well enough to explain and discuss with property owners
  • Skilled in variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse, and recorded documents
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of cloud-based applications

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60264250
  • Location:
    Boston, Greater Boston, United States
    Boston, Metro, United States
  • Position Title: Land Representative/Permit Specialist
  • Company Name: Coates Field Service
  • Job Function: J.D. Preferred
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $80,000.00 - $105,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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