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Project Manager, Site Development at American Tower Corporation

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Irvine, California

Job Description:

The Project Manager, Site Development oversees within a given regional territory all real estate activities, including site identification, lease negotiations, zoning, permitting, and regulatory and legal compliance for all product lines, including new towers, carrier installations, re-development, backup power, and any other enterprise initiatives, ensuring the successful completion of all required approvals and seamless integration of construction functions throughout the deployment cycle.  The incumbent will drive strong customer service both internally and externally and ensure client relationships are well maintained at the market level, all while ensuring project timelines are met and within budget.



  • Manage all deployment activities, including but not limited to site acquisition, leasing, due diligence, zoning, pre-construction services, architectural and engineering services, permitting, internal pre-deployment meetings, client deployment meetings, tech teams, caravans, and closeout packages.

  • Ensure all product lines are developed in accordance with Company standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Create, update, and manage project budgets to ensure acceptable profit margins and investment returns.

  • Proactively build and maintain strong customer relationships; maintain consistent communication and manage customer needs and expectations by meeting project timelines.

  • Collaborate with the Sales and Program Management departments to set proper customer expectations and deliver a quality product on time and within budget.

  • Proactively identify potential risks and collaborate cross-functionally to develop preventative action plans to address them.

  • Ensure repeat market-level business through sustainable and repeatable processes and performance against customer expectations.

  • Ensure the department’s goals, objectives, quality standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to and met.

  • Ensure consistent communication occurs throughout area of responsibility as well as throughout the department and across the organization.

  • Maintain milestones within the project database on a daily basis and communicate project updates and timelines to the Construction and Program Management departments.

  • Coordinate with the Regional Construction Manager and the Supply Chain department to identify and partner with select vendors to perform outsourced services; review and approve project expense requests, purchase orders, and vendor invoices.

  • Manage all internal processes and clearances to ensure and document compliance with internal policies and procedures prior to releasing a project to the Construction team.

  • Matrix manage vendors and contractors to ensure performance and customer satisfaction expectations are met.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • None.


  • Excellent project management, site acquisition, zoning, and permitting skills; expertise in land planning preferred.

  • Ability to solve complex problems; ability to prioritize tasks for self and team to meet requirements and deadlines.

  • Sound financial analysis and budgeting skills.

  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive, high volume environment with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.

  • Strong follow-up skills; ability to organize applicable timelines and follow up with internal and external customer needs.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.

  • Effective organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast paced environment.

  • Good track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers and vendors, creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high quality solutions.


  • Four-year college degree in Business, Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent wireless site development industry experience required.

  • Between 1–3 years of wireless site development industry experience required.

  • Expertise managing wireless site development professionals through network deployment project, site acquisition, or construction management experience preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of all aspects of the wireless tower industry, including tower siting and construction, engineering, zoning, tenant and ground leases, and regulatory compliance preferred.

Approximately 40% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions.  Approximately 60% travel may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.