Telecom Site Acquisition Specialist

Baltimore, Maryland
02 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Telecommunication has been at the forefront of creating a new generation of wireless communication infrastructure for over 40 years. We specialize in network development complete telecom life cycle solutions, which has ranked us in ENR's Top 20 Design Firms for the telecommunications sector in 2014. While the wireless world is ever changing, the demand for innovative technology and long term support services remains constant. These services include site acquisition, design and construction, to full operations, maintenance, and deconstruction.

Position Summary

The Site Acquisition and Zoning Specialist is responsible for performing all aspects of the Site Acquisition process from site candidate identification and qualification through the completion of zoning approval for multiple small cell sites. The Site Acquisition and Zoning Specialist will coordinate with RF Engineering and Construction personnel and others daily to ensure timely and accurate completion of required tasks, while reporting progress to the Project Manager on a regularly defined basis.

  • Completion of site candidate identification packages and/or lease and zoning audits
  • Report on viable locations for sites to ensure entitlements are possible
  • Coordinate site walks, A&E site design walks and other site/field visits with RF Engineering, Zoning, Construction Project Manager and A&E Departments as required
  • Negotiation of Lease, Amendment, License, Right-of-Way and/or Easement Agreements with property owners
  • Completion of leasing packages and other documentation required by the client
  • Assist in preparation and monitoring of individual site budgets and schedules. Coordinate with land owner and client during the lease negotiation process to obtain fully executed lease or option agreement
  • Researching and obtaining information regarding all applicable planning, zoning codes, and regulations which would affect the development of a site
  • Maintaining complete documentation related to all planning procedures, communications regarding the sites, and actions taken on each site assigned
  • Preparing and ensuring completeness of all necessary zoning applications and supporting documentation including written site description, justification for site, plans and sketches, maps, and photo simulations
  • Organizing and conducting presentations for neighborhood meetings or public hearings as required by local jurisdictions or as requested by respective property owner(s)
  • Attend project and deployment meetings as directed by Site Acquisition Manager
  • Daily interaction with the RF Engineering and Construction personnel to ensure compliance with all client, landlord, jurisdictional, governmental and industry standards
  • Accurate daily and weekly reporting to the Project Manager and/or client, as required. Project accurate lease dates and attend status meetings
  • Complete all site file documentation
  • Bachelors or associates degree required. (Masters degree or Juris Doctorate a plus)
  • Minimum of 3+ years wireless site acquisition experience performing new build and modification work required ( Small Cell experience preferred )
  • The ability to work in a schedule-driven environment required
  • Valid drivers license required
  • Travel may be required
  • A solid understanding of the real estate laws, terms, definitions and legal documents necessary to secure a client's real property interests for the purposes of installing a Communication Facility preferred
  • Experience working with local zoning jurisdictions preferred
  • Prior local market experience preferred
  • A proven ability to work efficiently, multi-task, meet stringent deadlines and achieve project goals
  • Strong leadership, organizational and written and verbal communication skills

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.