15 days old

Manager Permitting

Crown Castle
Columbia, MD 21044
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  • Company Summary

    At Crown Castle, we work around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world's most revolutionary technologies. Our portfolio of communications infrastructure (towers, small cells, fiber) connects cities and communities to essential data, technology, and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. As the nation's largest provider of communications infrastructure and with more than 5,000 employees across the country, we've been building the connections that people depend on for 25 years. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $110 billion.

    Position Title: Manager, Permitting

    Position Summary

    This position carries a high level of responsibility managing a District team responsible for obtaining all Small Cell and Fiber entitlement deliverables. A successful manager will use cross-functional project teams to provide services to both internal and external customers to meet project timelines on-time and on-budget while also maximizing services revenue when appropriate. The manager must be a thoughtful leader, with the proven ability to build relationships, foster trust, and influence jurisdictions.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Manage district Permitting team in all aspects of submitting and acquiring zoning approvals, right of way access agreements, Small Cell entitlements, and municipal permit approvals for Wireless and Fiber Solutions.

    • Maintain relationships with municipalities and manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals pertaining to the installation, operation and maintenance of Crown Castle Small Cell and Fiber assets. Serve as liaison between Crown Castle Project Delivery, Design & Construction, Sales, Government Affairs, and Legal groups to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, and meet project timelines.

    • Lead the team on review of authorizations analysis, agreements and review of municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes in collaboration with Government Relations Counsel. Provide input based on strategic needs of the District to protect Crown Castles regulatory rights and ability to install and operate networks in collaboration with Government Relations Counsel. This will include management of Shot Clock compliance.

    • Responsible for executing local government strategy. Collaborate with Project Delivery, Design & Construction, and Sales to develop accurate project plans, budgets and quarterly guidance for securing required entitlements. Manage project teams and activities to forecasted financial outcomes.

    • Responsibility for application to on air timeline ensuring disciplined delivery throughout the process to expedite customers use of our site while maintaining Crown Castle standards and policies. This includes responsibility for teams accurate forecasting and reporting.

    • Provide training and supervision for the team and internal functional groups.

    • Collaboration with external customers and Government Affairs.

    Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. An employee may be required to perform duties outside of his or her normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Position Description


    • Bachelors Degree in Business, Urban Planning or other relevant subject, or equivalent work experience required

    Experience/Minimum Requirements

    • Five (5) or more years proven experience working at a utility, in the wireless industry, at or with a municipality and Planning, Zoning and Land Use work experience is preferred

    • Experience in Small Cells and/or Fiber development is helpful.

    Other Skills/Abilities

    • Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities, particularly in formal proceedings, is required.

    • Advanced knowledge of Federal, State and Local planning, zoning codes and regulations affecting Tower and Small Cell site development.

    • 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.

    • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to coordinate multiple projects within a fast-paced environment and retain detailed project information.

    • Ability to direct a team by setting goals and priorities to facilitate achievement of Area objectives.

    • Ability to read and understand financial metrics and identify remedies to financial issues

    • Customer service orientation with a strong problem-solving approach

    Organizational Relationship

    Reports to: Director Permitting and Utilities or Regional Manager, Permitting

    Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): Network Permitting Supervisor, Network Permitting Specialist, Operations/Permitting Coordinator

    Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.We offer a hybrid workingmodel with 3 days in local office and up to 2 days working remotely each week.

    Additional Information: Required travel to project sites, to meet internal and external customers, and to meet with municipalities 50% or less of the time.

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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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