DLZ Corporation

  • Right of Way Acquisition

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland | US-OH-Columbus | US-OH-Akron
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  • About DLZ

    DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms. Our growth is a testament to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients.

    Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

    Job Description

    DLZ currently has a Right of Way Acquisition opening in Cleveland, Akron or Columbus, Ohio


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate Right of Way property acquisition project planning, budgeting, scheduling and establishing critical project objectives.
    • Direct Right-of-Way projects and assigned field personnel.
    • Coordinate all client contact and maintain working relationship at all levels throughout the project.
    • Manage assigned project’s communications, database, meetings and reports.
    • Recruit and manage subcontractors as part of project teams.
    • Participate in public involvement meetings.
    • Initiate or assist in contract negotiations with clients and teaming partners.
    • Negotiate property rights with property owners.
    • Close real estate transactions.
    • Record transaction documents at County Records Office.
    • Prepare and conduct quality control review of acquisition package submittals.
    • Assist division manager in business development.
    • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.
    • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Minimum 3 years Right of Way relevant work experience.
    • ODOT Prequalification's for Negotiations and Closings, or the ability to obtain within one year required.
    • ODOT Prequalification’s in Right of Way Project Management, Title Research, Appraisals, and Relocations useful.
    • Through working knowledge of 23 and 49 CFR, the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 and its amendments (the Uniform Act), and the ODOT’s policy and procedures dealing with all disciplines of right of way acquisition.
    • Familiar with various acquisition submittal packages and forms.
    • Notary Public Certification preferred.
    • Strong written and oral presentation skills
    • Experience in a variety of project types, scale and complexity; following project from conception through completion.
    • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.


    At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


    DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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