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Right-of-Way Planner

What does a Right-of-Way Planner do?

Right-of-Way Planners negotiate and acquire interests in land for well sites, pipelines, powerlines, coal mines, roadways and other surface uses.

- They assess environmental controls written into agreements.
- They assess and settle damages.
- They act as a public affairs liaison in communities for their employer.
- They testify before regulatory boards
- They act as a link between corporations, government agencies, the agriculture industry and land owners.

What kind of person makes a good Right-of-Way Planner?

Right-of-Way Planner might be the job for you if you:

- Have integrity and high ethical standards
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills
- Are organized
- Work well with little supervision
- Have good public relations and negotiation skills

How do I become a Right-of-Way Planner?

Employers prefer to hire Right-of-Way Planners who are computer literate, have experience in the agriculture and oil and gas industry, have a Class 5 Alberta driverís license and are bondable.

Right-of-Way Planners must also obtain a Land Agent License, involving a 12-month internship period, an evaluation as well as a written exam.

Where does a Right-of-Way Planner work?

Right-of-Way Planners work for oil and gas companies, land service companies, engineering firms, pipeline companies, electric and gas utilities and government agencies.

How much does a Right-of-Way Planner make?

On average, Right-of-Way Planners in Alberta make $36.15 an hour.
Thatís about $74,000 a year.

Right-of-Way Planner Case Studies

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