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Senior Zoning Permitting Specialist

Company name

Black & Veatch Holding Company

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2019

Valid Through

Oct 01,2019

Posted on

Mar 06,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Rochester, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Telecommunications >> Telecommunications
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Senior Zoning & Permitting Specialist
Job Code: 2838
The candidate will be responsible for preparation of candidate information reports related to leasing, permitting and land use viability. Prepare leases or other real estate agreements for complex projects. Directs or supervises outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural and engineering firms, engineers and drafting technicians, title search firms and others to ensure transactions close within defined timeframes. Identify potential risk scenarios. Drafts and proofs recordable transaction documents, leases, easements, etc. for legal department review. Prepare zoning and permitting applications. Monitors progress of the application and facilitates 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). Negotiate leases and amendments with private landlords. Ensure compliance to the quality and safety goals and objectives. Serve as Senior Site Acquisition Specialist or Lead for a particular site project (typically complex in scope) including leasing, permitting and land use processing. Receive updates from Site Acquisition Specialists and Associates and reports information to Site Acquisition Manager. This may include facilitating deployment meetings. Provide weekly status reports to Clients and serves as project lead during weekly client meetings. Assist Site Acquisition Manager with training of Site Acquisition Specialists and Associates. 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 leasing and zoning audit, collocation applications or lease negotiations through NTP. Provide candidate-specific recommendations for leasing and land use viability. Supervise and directs the work of consultants and subcontractors. Supervise activities of team members and other departments, as needed. Provide site sketches, as needed. Attend field site visits for candidate and engineering viability. Review title reports for ownership, encumbrances, easements, etc , and provides recommendation for leasing viability. Interview zoning/permitting personnel to obtain jurisdictional approval requirements for installation of wireless communication facilities and/or related wireless equipment as project scope defines. Complete Leasing Audit and Zoning Ordinance Reviews for site modification projects. Review zoning drawings for compliance with jurisdictional, regulatory and client requirement. Prepare, submits and obtains jurisdictional entitlements which may include applications and presentations before governmental or architectural review boards. Present at meetings required by the Landlord or Jurisdiction including HOA, design review boards and neighborhood groups. Coordinate with tower owners and/or private landlords to negotiate and secure lease entitlements as project scope defines. Coordinate with client and engineering departments to obtain information necessary for entitlement applications (RF Affidavits, propagation maps, photo-simulations, etc.). Review and approves site specific documents for quality and completeness. Review work of SAA or SAS prior to submittal for quality and completeness. Maintain a high degree of customer service and integrity when dealing with clients. Other duties or special projects, as assigned. Verify and/or obtain Enhanced 911 addressing. Act in capacity of a "lead person" . Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction. Act in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 4 year degree, or equivalent work experience. Should have 5 years telecommunications industry experience. Paralegal certificate, urban planning or law degree preferred. Real estate or legal negotiation experience strongly desired. Demonstrates knowledge of full telecommunications site processes from RF request through on air is preferred. Ability to read and comprehend legal documents such as legal descriptions, surveys, ground leases, easements, deeds, land purchase contracts, mortgages, title policies, subordination, and technical drawings is preferred. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, and Outlook is preferred. Supports and complies with the Division's Quality Management System and Environmental, Safety, Health and Security Program is preferred. Should have Active Real Estate License or Law License may be required in certain regions.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Black & Veatch Holding Company
11401 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66211