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ProfileProject Manager - Government Relations The candidate will be responsible for project managing the efficient and timely delivery of required Network Real Estate entitlements to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations and objectives. Will have primary responsibility in all aspects of submitting and acquiring entitlements and agreements needed for installation of company facilities located on poles and other infrastructure within the public right of way and public utility easements. Negotiate right-of-way access agreements and similar authorizations as needed in accordance with company standards and parameters. Responsible for representation before local agencies and represent company before jurisdictional planning authorities and city councils. Interface with jurisdictional staff on matters related to applicable laws, codes and ordinances and effectively communicate and leverage regulatory status in support of deployment objections. Advocate and articulate company's regulatory rights and ability place and maintain communication facilities in consultation with counsel. Collaborate and coordinate with internal functional groups to resolve issues, to facilitate progress and to achieve milestone targets, with the goal of delivering networks on time and on-budget. Responsible for all proprietary project tracking including data entry and the integrity of information in system. Act as the single point of contact for internal and external customers reliant on specific NRE deliverables in given projects within a district. Attend customer deployment meetings, to resolve conflicts or problems related to NRE deliverables and tasks.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. J.D. degree is a plus. Must have 3-5 years of proven experience working for a wireless carrier or wireless services / site acquisition, external/regulatory/governmental affairs consulting firm, a utility, a jurisdictional, or Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience. Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities required. Experience working with engineering teams, preparation of permit applications and construction documents and network construction needed. Familiarity with and experience of the rules and policies of the Public Utilities Commission desirable. Experience deploying distributed network systems within the context of deploying telecommunications networks within the public way preferred. Familiarity with and experience of the rules and policies of the federal Telecommunications Act, State statutes and local ordinances governing telecommunications deployed in the public right of way an asset. Public Utility Code and Public Utilities/Public Service Commission a plus. Should preferably have the following abilities and knowledge, as demonstrated in employment history or other experience: Negotiating right-of-way access agreements, experience preparing and submitting permit packages, processing permits by interfacing with local governments, securing requisite entitlements to allow network development, and an understanding of construction plans/drawings.
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