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Zoning and Permitting Specialist

Company name

Black & Veatch Holding Company

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
Telecommunications >> Telecommunications
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Zoning and Permitting Specialist The candidate will prepare candidate information reports related to leasing, permitting and land use viability. Will prepare lease or other real estate agreements. Coordinates with or supervises outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural and engineering firms, title search firms, engineers and drafting technicians to ensure transactions close within defined timeframes. Identify potential risk scenarios. Draft and proof recordable transaction documents, easements, warranty deeds, etc. for legal department review. Prepares zoning and permitting applications. Monitors progress of the application and facilitate jurisdictional requests for additional information as a result of the application review process. Prepares collocation applications and manages the process through Notice to Proceed (NTP). Ensures compliance to the quality and safety goals and objectives. Serves as primary Site Acquisition Specialist for particular site project including leasing, permitting and land use processing. For new-build projects, responsible for site acquisition activities from initial search ring release through NTP. For existing site modification projects, responsible for site acquisition activities from collocation applications, leasing and zoning audit through NTP. Provides candidate-specific recommendations for leasing and land use viability. Communicates activities with team members and other departments, as needed. Provides site sketches, as needed. Attends field site visits for candidate and engineering viability. Reviews title reports for ownership, encumbrances, easements, etc, and provides recommendation for leasing viability. Interviews zoning/permitting personnel to obtain jurisdictional approval requirements for installation of wireless communication facilities and/or related wireless equipment as project scope defines. Completes zoning ordinance reviews. Reviews zoning drawings for compliance with jurisdictional, regulatory and client requirements. Prepares, submits and obtains jurisdictional entitlements which may include applications and presentations before governmental or architectural review boards. Completes Lease and Zoning Audit Reviews for site modification projects. Coordinates with tower owners and/or private landlords to negotiate and secure lease entitlements as project scope defines. Completes collocation applications required by Tower companies and associated documents. Coordinates with client and engineering departments to obtain information necessary for entitlement applications (RF Affidavits, propagation maps, photo-simulations, etc…). Reviews and approves site specific documents for quality and completeness. Monitors and tracks progress on all open transactions. Maintains a high degree of customer service and integrity when dealing with clients. Other duties or special projects, as assigned. Verifies and/or obtains Enhanced 911 addressing. Individual contributor with no subordinates.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 2 years telecommunications industry experience. Must have four year degree, or equivalent work experience. Previous zoning and permitting experience on telecommunications or renewable projects is preferred. Paralegal certificate, Urban Planning or Law Degree preferred. Real estate, or legal negotiation experience is preferred. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, and Outlook is preferred.

Additional info

Req#: 34040BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Black & Veatch Holding Company
One Penn Center - 1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 1675
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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