This position reports to a Project Manager or Market Lead, and is responsible for a subset of site acquisition, leasing, zoning, and permitting activities related to wireless projects within a geographic market or region. These projects typically involve turn-key site development services to build or modify wireless networks.
Achieve measurable results and report against financial and non-financial performance metrics related to various site acquisition activities
Metrics typically include: schedule adherence, budget adherence, quality, and document control/tracking
This position will typically manage 200-300 sites annually, depending on the project
Assist the Market Lead in hiring, developing, and leading a team of site acquisition personnel and sub-contractors
Site acquisition teams will typically consist of 3-5 personnel plus sub-contractors
Coach and mentor subordinates and assist the Project Team to establish project plans, set project goals, evaluate the performance of the project team and make adjustments as needed
Serve as the primary internal manager for all assigned site acquisition activities
Be a subject matter expert on all facets of the leasing, zoning, and permitting processes in the market
Understand internal and external expectations related to schedule, cost, processes, & quality
Drive the site acquisition team and sub-contractors to meet these objectives
Maintain an accurate status of all site acquisition activities at all times and be able to communicate the status through reports, e-mails, meetings, conference calls, etc…
Ensure the project scope is clearly defined and understood by all internal and external site acquisition personnel to avoid scope creep and minimize changes
Establish and maintain a pool of qualified sub-contractors
Ensure sufficient sub-contractor resources are available at all times to meet build plan objectives
Manage sub-contractor scope issues, quality issues, and change control processes
Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate significant expertise and/or experience related to large-scale wireless program deployments in a leadership capacity.
Areas of emphasis include:
Site Acquisition Project Planning, Internal & External Resource Planning and Leadership
Scope Development and Understanding of Site Acquisition Processes
Strong Negotiation Skills with Sub-Contractors, Customers, and Site Owners
Basic Understanding of Project Budgeting and Cost Accounting Methodologies
Experience Leading a Team of Site Acquisition Personnel
Intimate Knowledge of Wireless Site Acquisition Methodologies and Processes within the Market to Include: Leasing, Zoning, Permitting, and Zoning/Construction Drawings
Risk Management / Mitigation and Creative Problem Solving Skills
In Depth Understanding of Various RF Configurations, MW Backhaul and Installations, and Fiber Backhaul and Installations
Desire at least 5-8 years of site acquisition management experience in the telecommunications field and BA/BS degree. PMP Certification is a plus.
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