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Senior Land Acquisitions Agent

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Pape-Dawson Engineers

San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Senior Land Acquisitions Agent

Location US-TX-San Antonio
Job ID
Experience (Years)
Service Area
Project Delivery


This senior level position is responsible for providing support in acquisition of TxDOT ROW and/or other governmental entities, condemnation (including hearing coordination), and relocation (residential and business).



  • Provide support in the following areas:
    • Acquisition of TxDOT ROW and/or other governmental entities
    • Condemnation, including hearing coordination
    • Relocation (Residential and Business)
  • Ability to take on more complicated acquisitions and larger workloads
  • Analyze parcels and ROW maps to evaluate potential conflicts
  • Perform technical and administrative work as applicable
  • Negotiation for acquisition of real property to achieve closing and meet letting schedule requirements
  • Conduct County record searches for property information
  • Ability to review title and clear possible curative issues
  • May coordinate right-of-way and utility issues for clients - generally related to construction project
  • Be familiar with federal, state and industry laws and regulations such as FHWA, FAA, FTA, FRA, FERC and Uniform Relocation Act
  • Perform activities to support Real Property Projects such as property assessments, risk analysis, acquisition of needed rights, occupant relocation, property management, construction coordination and utility relocation/coordination
  • Ensure schedule and budget performance, while complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as client's policies and procedures
  • Deliver documents and materials within project area as needed/daily.
  • Works in office managing/preparing files and documents as well as in the field meeting with property owners.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations as directed by project manager.
  • Reports to, seeks advice and coordinates with project manager and/or supervisor.
  • Maintains complete and accurate files, as appropriate, pursuant to project specific requirements.
  • Works efficiently to maximize productivity, quality, and service.
  • Responsible for completing assignments within allotted time, and to report exceptions to manager.
  • Light travel may be necessary (1-3 overnight stays)
  • Must be able to lift small boxes up to 25 pounds


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or minimum of 5 – 7 years of exp. in similar or like field
  • 4+ years of experience with Texas Department of Transportation right of way projects with a proficiency in negotiation, relocation, and eminent domain coordination processes in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Act or specific state laws preferred.
  • Knowledge of TxDOT policy and procedures
    Texas Real Estate license
  • IRWA Certifications (SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC, RWP, etc.)
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Ideal traits: professional, positive; responsible; responsive; highly organized; analytical; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team situations
  • Detail oriented, proactive individual who takes ownership of work
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Business Suite, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with occasional overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish (conversational minimum)

All qualified applicants for Pape-Dawson Engineers will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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