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Senior Zoning & Permitting Specialist
Ref No.: 18-20164
Location: Bingham Farms, Michigan
Purpose:
Proficient at preparation of candidate information reports related to leasing, permitting and land use viability. Prepares leases or other real estate agreements for complex projects. Directs or supervises outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural & 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. Prepares 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). Negotiates leases and amendments with private landlords. Ensures compliance to the quality and safety goals and objectives.

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.