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Project Manager

Location:
Algonquin, Illinois, United States
Salary:
121000
Posted:
June 03, 2019

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COSMO CLARK

678-***-**** ac9iys@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HDR Inc.

C & H Associates, Inc. as Sub-Consultant 2015 – Present

I-15-4660 IL Tollway Road Project, IL

Provide non-complex and complex Business Relocation services. Services are performed according to the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Land Acquisition Manual. Provide an inventory list for client by providing onsite inspections of displacement site and complete an inventory of all personal property to aid in preparing Scope of Services to be submitted to moving companies for bids. Obtain a maximum of six move estimates from moving companies to provide move bid/proposal inspections to confirm moving/trades companies estimates based on scope of work. Monitor Move Out and In/Clean and Clear at the displacement and replacement sites during the move process. Conduct a Clean and Clear of the displacement site to confirm the property is free of all debris and personal property and collect keys from relocate to be delivered to client. Attend team and project meetings, as required.

HDR Inc.

C & H Associates, Inc. as Sub-Consultant 2012 – 2015

Union Pacific Rail Road High-Speed Rail Project from Chicago to St. Louis Project, IL

Managed and negotiate the acquisition of the fee and temporary construction easement of residential and commercial property owners along the UPRR railroad line needed for the high-speed rail expansion. Responsible for communicating the scope of the work/project, in addition to reviewing documents with the property owners. Communicate and clarify any errors identified in appraisals or plats to the prime contractor. Provide various types of relocation assistance when needed. Negotiated roadway acquisitions for improvement as it relates to the high-speed rail project where required. Provided relocation services where required according to the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) land Acquisition Manual. Interviewed and relocated displaced businesses, perform advisory assistance, determined eligibility, and prepared claims for payment.

Metro Consultant Associates

Independence Contractor: Sr. Right of Way Agent 2018 -2019

Utility Project, Chesterton, IN.

Meet with Property Owners in regards to their Lease Option Agreements. Negotiate right of entry for road and areas design for Pole location. Facilitated leases, damage claims, work space agreements, and obtain various permits if necessary. Conduct file research, and identifies property conditions that affect rights of way.

Contract Land Staff/Mid-American Energy

Sr. Right of Way Agent 2018

Transmission Line Project, Ottumwa, IA & Wind Farm Project, WI.

Meet with Property Owners in regards to their Lease Option Agreements. Negotiate right of entry for road and areas design for Pole location. Facilitated leases, damage claims, work space agreements, and obtain various permits if necessary. Conduct file research, and identifies property conditions that affect rights of way. Contact property owners or tenants in response to damage claims, problems or inquires Met with landowners for negotiation and approval of documents. Maintain a positive company image with all property owners and their contacts.

ATWELL/NEXTERA ENERGY: Sumsung Solar Project

Sr. Right of Way Specialist/Manager: Contract Job 2018 & 2015

Transmission Line Project, Wichita, KS &Renewable Energy Project, IL

Negotiate options to purchase Right of Way Easements, Fee Properties, and Valve Site Agreements for the 80 Mile sites. Facilitated leases, damage claims, work space agreements, and obtain various permits. Coordinated with other companies and government agencies such as KDOT, Department of Reclamation, Canal District, and County & City Governments in the Wichita KS City Metropolitan Area and obtained applications for permits on government land and easements

Western Land Services/Enbridge Pipeline

Sr. Right of Way Specialist: Contract Job 2012 – 2013

Pipeline Project, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Negotiated options to purchase Rights of Way Agreements, Fee Properties, Valve Site Agreements, Pump Station sites, leases, damage claims, work space agreements, and obtain various permits. Performed extensive title work, studies and interprets survey and geographic location maps, examine courthouse records and correlate to maps.

Volkert, Inc.

Sr. Right of Way Specialist: Contract Job 2010 – 2011

LSU and VA Hospital Project, LA

Acquired real estate interests for a rehabilitation of a hospital, and all roads, pavements, and sidewalks. This project management engagement included fee negotiation, contract planning, acquiring permits on behalf of private party, corporations, and governmental agencies. Negotiated and obtained approval for the business terms of real estate acquisition and disposal. Met with landowners for negotiation, and approval of documents. Interviewed and relocated displaced families, businesses, and farm operators. Performed advisory assistance, determined eligibility, prepared documentation and approved claims for payment.

HNTB

Sr. Right of Way Agent: Contract Job 2008 – 2009

I-15 CORE Corridor Expansion Design Project, UT

Purchased Right of Way Easements, Fee Properties, and Valve Site Agreements along the 200 Mile transmission sites. Ordered and reviewed appraisals of property for fee acquisition, sales, right-of-way purchase, or lease. Established liaison with other companies and government agencies such as UDOT, Department of Reclamation Canal District, and County & City Governments in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area and obtain applications for permits on government land and easements.

EL PASO Southern Natural Gas

Sr. Property Rights Specialist: Contract Job 2007 – 2009

Pipeline Project, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi

Participated in projects by assisting in highway determination for relocation, evaluating costs of alternative rights of way route and providing accurate estimates for acquisition fee easements, and budget. Negotiated options to Purchase, Rights of Way Agreements, Fee Properties, Valve Site Agreements, Pump Station sites, leases, damage claims, work space agreements, and obtain various permits. Performed extensive title work, studies and interprets survey and geographic location maps, examine courthouse records and correlate to maps. Contacted property owners or tenants in response to damage claims, problems or inquires.

Urban Relocation

Sr. Relocation Specialist: Contract Job 2006 – 2007

O’Hare Modernization Program, Chicago, IL

Negotiated and obtained approval for the business terms of real estate acquisition and disposal. Meet with landowners for negotiation and approval of documents. Interviewed and relocate displaced occupants, families, and businesses. Provide advisory assistance, determined eligibility, prepared documents, and approved claims for payment. Perform decent, safe, and sanitary inspections of replacement dwellings for those displaced by the project. Determine purchase additive, and rent supplement amount. Perform internal audit (QAR) of all property management files, and provide periodic status reports. Assist in recording inventory of acquired properties including those with improvements as well as clearing the right-of-way for construction.

Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport

Sr. Acquisition & Relocation Specialist 2001 – 2005

Fifth Runway Project, GA

Facilitated the acquisition and rehabilitation of commercial properties needed for the construction of the 5th Runway Project. Acquired real estate interest for a rehabilitation of the Fifth Runway Project. This project engagement included fee negotiation, contract planning, acquiring permits on behalf of private party, corporations, and governmental agencies. Negotiated and obtained approval for the business terms of real estate acquisition and disposal. Met with landowners for negotiation, and approval of documents. Interviewed and relocated displaced families, businesses, and apartment complex. Performed advisory assistance, determined eligibility, prepared documentation and approved claims for payment.

Department of Transportation HIGHWAY & ROAD PROJECTS:

Sr. Right of Way Specialist

State of Florida, Office of General Counsel Contract Coordinator; Right Of Way Specialist

O. R. Colon & Associates West Palm Beach Reconstruction Project

Gulf Coast Property Acquisition, Inc. FL Sun Coast Parkway Project

INTERSTATE ACQUISITION SERVICES PA & WV Mon/Layette Express Project

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Expert proficiency in Right of Way land acquisition and relocation

Proven ability to close parcel assignments within the time constraints of the project

Experience in Airport, Highway, Roadway, Rail, Transmission and Pipeline fields

Comprehensive understanding of federal regulations, state DOT guidelines and URA

Hard working, able to multi-task effectively

Highly motivated, innovative and successful specialist

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

CERTIFICATIONS:

Department Of Transportation Certified and Approved Negotiator and Relocation Agent by Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Florida, and Utah

C & H ASSOCIATES INC. BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS:

Minority Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Disadvantage Business Enterprise - Illinois Unified Program

Minority-Owned/Controlled Business Enterprise

Set Aside Business Program

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Member of the International Right of Way Association

MILITARY

U.S. Army – Vietnam War Veteran – Honorable Discharge

EDUCATION:

Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, N. J.

B.A. Communication



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