Permitting Specialist at Crown Castle in Columbia, Maryland

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Position Title: Permitting Specialist – P2 


Role


Responsible for the preparation and submittal of various entitlement applications, permits and agreements to allow installation of communications facilities on Crown Castle poles, towers, fiber and other infrastructure.  Requires knowledge of municipal processes, codes and ordinances, as well as frequent interface with local governments and jurisdictions.


Responsibilities



  • Prepare and submit zoning and permitting applications.  Monitor progress of municipal applications and facilitate jurisdictional request for additional information.

  • Work with design team to facilitate permit drawings and construction documents related to nodes, power and outside plant construction required.

  • Provide timely system updates and communicate effectively with all customers, both internal and external. 

  • Serve as entitlement lead during weekly customer meetings, as needed.  Ability to comprehend and serve as a subject matter expert on matters related to state & local telecommunication municipal codes. Understand and be able to articulate details of Federal Wireless Facilities Deployment legislation including Sec. 6409(a) Wireless Facilities Deployment and related Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Orders.

  • Serves as liaison between to internal teams to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, meeting project timelines.

  • Understand financial information from projects impacting District, Area and Company financials.  Provide tracking and reporting of costs associated with zoning and building permits and ensure reimbursable expenses are billed, collected and reconciled.

  • Participate in District and Area pre-project planning meetings.

  • Coordinate with Supervisor to ensure that permit submittal packages meet local and statewide municipal requirements.

  • Coordinate with internal partners to ensure building permits are properly closed out at the completion of construction.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with municipalities, including, but not limited to Code Enforcement Staff, Building Inspectors, Members of City Councils, Planning & Zoning Staffs, Commissions and various neighborhood groups. Represent Crown Castle at municipal meetings to obtain all required zoning approvals.

  • Manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals from municipalities for the installation, maintenance and continued operation of company sites.

  • Support internal teams on review of agreements in collaboration with counsel in the course of Crown Castle installing and maintaining facilities and operating its networks.

  • Provides research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment.


Education/Certifications



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience

  • Wireless industry experience preferred but not required

  • Zoning and Permitting experience preferred but not required

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school will be considered in lieu of experience


Experience/Minimum Requirements



  • Two (2) or more years proven experience working in a municipality in a Planning, Zoning, and/or Land Use capacity or Wireless Industry required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.

  • Must be experienced in navigating corporate environment and working within a corporate group context.


Expectations 



  • Knowledge of applicable planning, zoning codes and regulations affecting site development.

  • Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities.

  • Familiar with requirements for zoning applications and supporting documentation including presentations for neighborhood or public hearings as required by local jurisdictions or as requested by respective property owners.

  • Comprehension and understanding of construction plans, standards, terminology, and surveys.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to problem solve and provide solution alternatives

  • Ability to comprehend contracts and agreements

  • Ability to comprehend all title documentation

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Travel to local governments and municipalities required


 


Organizational Relationship 


Reports to:  Manager Permitting 


Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):  None


Working Conditions This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week).  There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that could require travel. 


Additional Information: Crown Castle has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in place requiring vaccination by your employment start date, unless approved for an accommodation or otherwise prohibited by law.


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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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