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Utility Coordinator- Site Acquisition

Req#: 32457BR

Date published: 27-Sep-2017

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: ADM

Level: 004

The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:
Candidate will support the program that is coordinating moves of Communication pole attachments to “Make-Ready” for OSP Fiber. This will involve assembling move requests to Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and Completive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) on a pole by pole basis, creating NJUNS tickets, tracking moves, and invoice payments. Ensure compliance to the quality and safety goals and objectives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serves as Senior Site Acquisition Specialist or Lead for a particular site project (typically complex in scope) including leasing, permitting and land use processing. • Receives updates from Site Acquisition Specialists and Associates and reports information to Site Acquisition Manager. This may include facilitating deployment meetings. • Provides weekly status reports to Clients and serves as project lead during weekly client meetings. • Assists 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. • Provides candidate-specific recommendations for leasing and land use viability. • Supervises and directs the work of consultants and subcontractors. • Supervises activities of 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 Leasing Audit & Zoning Ordinance Reviews for site modification projects. • 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. • Presents at meetings required by the Landlord or Jurisdiction including HOA, design review boards and neighborhood groups. • Coordinates 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…). • Reviews and approves site specific documents for quality and completeness. • Reviews work of SAA or SAS prior to submittal for quality and completeness. • Maintains a high degree of customer service and integrity when dealing with clients. • Other duties or special projects, as assigned. • Verifies and/or obtain Enhanced 911 addressing. • Acts in capacity of a “lead person”. Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction. List supervised positions: Site Acquisition Associate and Specialist (ADM Level 1-3).

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires 4 year degree, or equivalent work experience. Requires 5 years telecommunications industry experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
•Understands scheduling concepts and how to provide relevant updates to the project schedule
•High aptitude for data management of large and complex data tracking systems
•Performs well with ambiguous task assignments and a fast paced work environment
•Ability to understand and draw from multiple existing data trackers and design documents, knowledge of 3GIS is a plus
•Excellent oral and written communications skills ( for exchanges with ILECs, CLECs, Engineering, Construction, Pole Owners, Management, etc.)
•Working understanding of power/communication pole wire lines and appurtenances (MRE team can provide training)
•Ability to interpret Make-Ready and OSP Aerial design documents by working closely with the MRE team

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