As an industry leader, Coates attracts the industry’s best and brightest personnel. Our employee retention is significantly longer than the industry average – employees who join Coates often stay for the majority of their land acquisition careers.
If you would like to work for Coates and we do not have an opening for the position you are interested in, please complete our online Employment Application or submit a letter of interest and your resume to Human Resources. If you would like to learn more about the types of positions Coates typically hires for, please take a minute to review the position descriptions listed below. The positions listed are not conclusive and merely represent a sample of the types of positions regularly available with Coates Field Service.
A successful Data / Document Specialist can prioritize constantly changing requirements related to matters of high confidentiality. The successful candidate will be have advanced computer literacy and be well-versed in database entry and reporting, cloud file sharing applications, and adept at producing accurate deliverables on short notice.Overview of Duties:
Data/Document Specialists typically are attorneys, paralegals, college graduates with degrees in business, communications or related fields, landmen, or former right of way and land professionals employed by pipeline, power, or communication companies, engineering firms, or government agencies specializing in land development. They also have additional training in database and land management software systems and applicable courses provided by the International Right of Way Association. Document Specialists must be confident in making decisions based on their combined knowledge and education.
A successful Abstractor / Title Specialist will be well-versed in digital workflows, online title searches, and proven experience in surface title for right of way acquisition.
Overview of Duties:
Abstractors/Title Specialists employed by Coates usually have been employed by title companies, county offices, or real estate companies. They are required to have several years of experience and pass a test that measures their competence. Abstractors/Title Specialists must have a highly developed skill in analyzing, interpreting and assimilating complex information from sources ranging from sophisticated electronic systems to handwritten records that date back to the 1700s. They must also be able to adhere to deadlines, travel to remote locations, learn different courthouse systems, and maintain detailed records.
A successful Right of Way Agent can prioritize constantly changing requirements related to matters of high confidentiality. The candidate may support many projects simultaneously and must be adept at producting accurate deliverables on short notice. The position requires advanced computer literacy and being well-versed in online title research, database entry and reporting, cloud filed sharing applications.Overview of Duties:
Right of Way Agents typically are attorneys, paralegals, college graduates with degrees in business, communications or related fields, land-men or former right of way and land professionals employed by pipeline, power or communication companies, engineering firms or government agencies specializing in land development. They also have additional training in database and land management software systems and applicable courses provided by the International Right of Way Association. Right of Way Agents must be confident in making decisions based on their combined knowledge and education. Oral and written communication skills must be above average, as well as the ability to interpret, analyze and assimilate diverse bits of information. They must be able to understand the technological aspects of a project well enough to discuss it knowledgeably with property owners. This must be balanced with the ability to work independently, interact personally with a wide range of property owners from all ranges of socioeconomic, educational and ethnic backgrounds, in isolated rural areas and congested cities.
A successful Field Right of Way Supervisor will have extensive right of way project management experience Coates is seeking a Right of Way Supervisor with project management experience and advanced technical proficiences.Overview of Duties:
Field Right of Way Supervisors come from diverse professional backgrounds. Some come from private industry, such as Land Managers and Right of Way Managers employed by the oil and gas industry, electric companies, engineering firms and government agencies. These individuals have degrees in law, business administration, accounting, and other fields. Their degrees have been enhanced by years of working in the right of way/land profession, real estate, mortgage banking, and related fields. Field Right of Way Supervisors are charged with directing and managing the work of project field office staffs as well as doing a substantial amount of field work themselves. In addition to monitoring the processes, reports, documents, budgets, schedules, and overall project progress, the Field Right of Way Supervisor contacts landowners, negotiates for land and right of way, settles damages, hires and fires employees, and maintains regular communication between the client and the Coates corporate office. This is done in conjunction with managing day-to-day office operations and coordinating activities with subcontractors and other consultants. The Field Right of Way Supervisor must be able to work independently, accept responsibility for managing people as well as beginning, running, and successfully completing large, complex acquisition projects on time, within budget and schedule constraints, and with a minimum of problems and disruptions.
Coates Field Service is committed to rewarding the loyalty of the national team of Coates’ Employees. The Coates benefits package is designed to demonstrate appreciation for hard work and to address Coates employees’ professional and personal needs. Additional details regarding the Coates Benefit Package will be given prior to employment and within Coates Employee Manual.
Coates is committed to providing the highest quality service at a fair price to our clients. A steadfast focus on quality improvement and process optimization has assured that we meet that commitment. These efforts have resulted in an innovative and industry leading workforce.
Coates hires the best candidates available for all positions, without regard to the individual's race, religion, or sexual preference or orientation. As you know, federal employment law discourages inquiries into a candidate's race, religion, sexual preferences or orientation, and familial circumstances. As a result of our "best candidate" hiring practices, we have become a diverse company with employees working throughout the United States. We currently employ individuals who are women, minorities, and LGBT in supervisory or management positions.
Safety and Health Statement - Coates Field Service, Inc. is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and the public. We believe that accidents are preventable and our commitment to safety means that we attempt to eliminate the causes of accidents by conducting ongoing employee training and implementing company-wide safety standards.
A commitment to safety and health is a primary consideration in all activities we undertake to serve our clients. Coates knows the best way to serve our clients is to perform our services in a safe and healthy manner. To achieve this goal, Coates Field Service, Inc. and its employees comply with all laws, rules and regulations, and applicable client company’s policies and procedures pertinent in maintaining and assuring a safe work environment.