What you’ll be doing...

Responsible for daily decision making and task/project management to ensure assigned projects are completed within stated timelines. Work involves selecting site candidates, supervising third party vendors in performing due diligence, negotiating leases or amendments, and obtaining governmental approvals and permits. They are expected to work largely unsupervised and effectively prioritize multiple competing projects. Must have the ability to interact and effectively communicate with other departments, landlords, community officials, consultants and outside legal counsel to resolve site development issues, and property management related issues. Must have the ability to identify and remove impediments, clearly describe the situation, and provide options and solutions which result in the best business decision for Verizon Wireless.

This position has project and property management responsibilities for the development and modification of wireless telecom facilities. This includes but is not limited to:
Receiving information on potential site locations. Analyze information to determine viability of site and/or design, compliance with Company and legal standards and eliminate candidate sites that create risk for the Company, or drive for best mod design with consideration to Network performance, rent impact, and overall costs.
After a design is chosen, or site is selected, this position will require the management of vendors on every step of the modification and entitlement process: e.g., lease negotiation, zoning approval process, title review, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and State Historic Preservation Organization (SHPO), etc.
Interact with other Company departments, Landlords, community officials, consultants, and outside legal counsel to resolve site development, property management issues.
Duties may include a combination of the following:

  • Review and interpret site lease and vendor contracts/legal documents to ensure compliance, coordinate and analyze title commitments, recorded documents, bonds and insurance certificates.
  • Interface with local, state and/or federal employees regarding land use and building entitlements. At times, represent Company at zoning hearings.
  • Interface with Company Headquarters Regulatory Department to obtain Construction and In-service approvals, and clear any discrepancies on new and/or existing sites
  • Develop business cases for site acquisition based on legal review of the proposed lease. Route the business case and ensure all proper approvals are obtained.
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, with landlords to resolve disputes or clarify lease interpretations.
  • Manage the above processes for modifications and additions, and third party co-locations to existing sites.
  • Project manage vendors to ensure all parties meet established time frames.
  • Create, receive, process and manage purchase orders associated to the real estate aspects of site acquisitions/modifications. Make certain that costs are within budgetary constraints. Manage vendors’ invoicing against pay-points delivered. Assist other employees on special requests such as team Match Exceptions, Open Commit Not Received reports, etc.
  • Maintain and update database systems and/or reports pertaining to existing and new cellular site deployment projects.
  • Assist with special projects as they come up. These may include but not be limited to audits, scoping for special projects, assisting other departments, vendors and landlords with RE requests, etc.

The Specialist must have the following skills/abilities:

  • Interpret and understand VZW policies and procedures and effectively communicate them to third party vendors.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve real estate and lease-related issues as needed to meet internal or external deadlines and reporting requirements.
  • Successfully negotiate and work with all types of Landlords and their agents in order to preserve the Company’s rights and meet the Company’s contractual and regulatory obligations.
  • Identify and resolve network critical or site critical issues requiring immediate escalation to the Network leadership team.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of legal and financial terms and ability to read and interpret contracts
  • Experience in site acquisition, commercial real estate, or property management
  • Experience in legal, contract management, project management, or construction disciplines
  • Knowledge of land use and zoning procedures, real estate acquisition and finance

Even better if you have:

  • A degree
  • Three or more years of experience in the wireless industry.
  • Experience managing a variety of vendors and teams, driving to deliverables and meeting challenging deadlines
  • Knowledge of local & regional zoning, planning, and environmental standards and policies
  • Excellent negotiation skills, interpersonal skills, oral/written communications skills, and organizational skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple competing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Experience in using computers, including experience with relational and web-based database applications
  • Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Excel and Word required. Experience with MS PowerPoint and MS Project also desirable. Ability to perform VLOOKUP and pivot tables in excel
  • Real estate agent or broker’s license.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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