Associate Project Manager - Land Acquisitions

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

At Olsson, we support our clients by acquiring real estate and/or various property rights needed for their expansion and capacity projects.  As an Associate Project Manager, you would research property ownership, prepare various agreements and deeds, create and update maps, exhibits and kmz files depicting acquisitions, track the progress of acquisitions through various databases and matrices and contact and negotiate directly with landowners.  Travel to inspect projects and meet with landowners would be required. You will be expected to be able to manage small to medium sized projects on your own and balance priorities.

Qualified candidates must have a valid driver's license and ability to comply with Olsson’s motor vehicle policies. 


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in real estate acquisitions
  • Ability to research public land records and prepare various agreements and deeds associated with acquisitions
  • Ability to communicate and work directly with affected landowners
  • Must be capable of performing well within a geographically dispersed team, and representing Olsson’s real estate group in this geographical area
  • Ability to obtain a notary public and/or real estate license in Missouri, Arkansas and other states as needed
  • Experience with survey and title services and the ability to interpret both as they apply to acquisitions
  • Experience reviewing engineering design plans as they relate to acquisitions
  • Experience in URA guidelines and working on projects involving federal funding
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and be working on multiple projects at one time
  • Detailed understanding of how the firm operates as a consulting business and committed to driving the organization towards success
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving history
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel as required

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.