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Fiber Permitting Agent
Ref No.: 18-13795
Location: Westmont, Illinois
Prepares candidate information reports related to leasing, permitting and land use viability. Prepares lease or other real estate agreements. Coordinates with or supervises outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural & 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
2 years telecommunications industry experience required. 4 year degree, or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Permitting experience (permitting fiber within right-of-way of a metropolitan market). Experience reviewing underground and aerial utility drawings and also demonstrates ability to follow complex processes for analyzing road way ownership from GIS, maps, and other sources. Ability to work between multiple desktop applications and internet browser tabs is essential.

Preferred Technical Competencies:
Ability to work independently as well as with others
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Real estate, or legal negotiation experience