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Join our team

We’re building our legacy. You’re growing your career. Let’s do them both—together. With competitive benefits and a family culture, Universal is the right home for your talent.

A career that works for you.

As a family-run company with employees who feel like part of the family, our people are everything. It’s not uncommon for people to stay with Universal for 30+ years. Why’s that? Our priority is keeping our people gainfully employed with little or no downtime between projects. With that job stability comes peace of mind and confidence that there are more assignments coming down the pipeline.

It’s been our goal to foster a great employee experience from hired to retired. We encourage professional development and support our staff in their educational endeavors, with work/life balance that you can’t put a price tag on.

The right BENEFITS

Full-time employees receive benefits such as 401(k) plans, health care, with dental and vision options, short- and long-term disability, and supplemental insurance. We also offer competitive PTO, a health savings account or employer FLEX fund for tax-free medical expenses, and time for professional development with educational reimbursement.

Distance collaboration is now possible with video conferencing from Zoom, Teams, Webex, etc., giving us the flexibility to work remotely. We’ve also updated recruiting techniques to keep and retain fresh talent, with the latest technology and task management software that lets our team work efficiently.

However, when we ask our employees what they like most about Universal, they always say the people. Our team is truly a family, and when you operate from that human lens, anything is possible.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Universal is accepting resumes for the positions listed below. If you are interested in joining the Universal’s Team, please submit your application. Universal is an EEO employer.

Documents/Database Specialist

Responsible for setting up and maintaining all right of way files and reviewing ownership of properties; preparing documents required for the acquisition of easements, fee title, permits and other right of way related documents and reproduction of easements and other documents created for the project by performing the essential duties described herein.  This person must also possess knowledge of land title as well as excellent written, communication and computer skills. This person is responsible for data entry into a project database (if used).  

Pipeline and Utilities Project Manager

Responsible for the coordination between Client’s Right of Way Management, Universal’s Corporate Management, and the field right of way personnel for a specific project. Also, responsible for managing field offices, directing work of other right of way personnel, oversight of all systems and phases of a specific project by performing the essential duties described herein.

Pipeline and Utilities Right of Way Agent 

Responsible for negotiating the acquisition of real property interests from affected landowners using standard right of way techniques, effective communication skills, proper legal procedures and client specific criteria by performing the essential duties described herein. 

Public/Government Acquisition Agent

Responsible for negotiating the acquisition of real property interests from affected landowners using standard right of way techniques, effective communication skills, proper legal procedures, and client specific criteria.

Public/Government Project Manager

Responsible for the coordination between Client’s Right of Way Management, Universal’s Corporate Management, and the project right of way personnel for assigned project(s). Also, responsible for management of field office (if one is designated), supervision of personnel, directing work of other right of way personnel (including subcontractors), and oversight of all systems and phases of all assigned projects.

Public/Government Relocation Agent 

Responsible for providing relocation assistance to individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and farm operations displaced by a federally funded or federally assisted project using proper legal procedures and client specific criteria.

CAD Technician 

Responsible for using Computer Aided Design and Drafting Systems (CAD) to prepare drawings and create designs used in the layout, construction and operation of oil and gas facilities, electric transmission lines, transportation systems, infrastructure, and special projects.

Party Chief 

Responsible for overseeing the Field Survey Crew and gathering field survey data through the use of Surveying and Mapping equipment and methods.