Manager Government Relations

24 Feb, 2019

Jobs

Manager Government Relations

Crown Castle
White Plains, NY or Westborough, MA

Description

Company Summary

Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running.  With approximately 40,000 towers and 26,500 miles of fiber supporting small cells, Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 US markets.  Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $44 billion.

Position Title:  Manager Government Relations

 

Position Summary

 

The position carries a high level of responsibility and must adhere to established project parameters and schedules to ensure timely delivery of the customer order. Primary responsibilities include preparing, submitting and tracking permits, and maintaining relationships with municipalities and jurisdictions.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Manage and/or assist with all aspects of submitting and acquiring entitlements and agreements for installation of Crown Castle facilities on poles and other infrastructure within the public right of way and public utility easements.
  • Negotiate right-of-way use agreements as needed in accordance with Crown Castle standards and parameters.
  • Maintain relationships with municipalities and jurisdictions and manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals pertaining to the installation, operation and maintenance of Crown Castle facilities. Will also be called upon to interface with the City Attorney’s office and staff on matters related to municipal codes and effectively communicate regulatory status in support of our networks.
  • Serve as liaison between Crown Castle’s NRE group and Operations group to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, and meet project timelines.
  • Support the NRE market team on review of agreements and review of municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes in collaboration with counsel. Provide response and input to protect Crown Castle’s regulatory rights and ability to install and operate networks in the market in collaboration with counsel.
  • Provide research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment.

 

Education/Certifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A JD or paralegal training is preferred.

 

Experience/Minimum Requirements

 

  • 5 years proven experience working in a utility, wireless industry, municipality, or Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.
  • Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities required.  
  • Experience working with design teams, preparation of permits applications and construction documents, and network construction required.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for administering a group or program budget required.
  • Experience working on goal-driven, cross-functional teams
  • Familiarity with and experience of the rules and policies of the Public Utilities Commission desirable.
  • Experience in constructing and administering community outreach programs desirable.

 

 

Other Skills/Abilities

 

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Keen attention to detail

 

Organizational Relationship

 

Reports to:  Regional Director Government Relations

 

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

 

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

 

Position Title:  Manager Government Relations

 

Position Summary

 

The position carries a high level of responsibility and must adhere to established project parameters and schedules to ensure timely delivery of the customer order. Primary responsibilities include preparing, submitting and tracking permits, and maintaining relationships with municipalities and jurisdictions.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Manage and/or assist with all aspects of submitting and acquiring entitlements and agreements for installation of Crown Castle facilities on poles and other infrastructure within the public right of way and public utility easements.
  • Negotiate right-of-way use agreements as needed in accordance with Crown Castle standards and parameters.
  • Maintain relationships with municipalities and jurisdictions and manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals pertaining to the installation, operation and maintenance of Crown Castle facilities. Will also be called upon to interface with the City Attorney’s office and staff on matters related to municipal codes and effectively communicate regulatory status in support of our networks.
  • Serve as liaison between Crown Castle’s NRE group and Operations group to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, and meet project timelines.
  • Support the NRE market team on review of agreements and review of municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes in collaboration with counsel. Provide response and input to protect Crown Castle’s regulatory rights and ability to install and operate networks in the market in collaboration with counsel.
  • Provide research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment.

 

Education/Certifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A JD or paralegal training is preferred.

 

Experience/Minimum Requirements

 

  • 5 years proven experience working in a utility, wireless industry, municipality, or Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.
  • Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities required.
  • Experience working with design teams, preparation of permits applications and construction documents, and network construction required.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for administering a group or program budget required.
  • Experience working on goal-driven, cross-functional teams
  • Familiarity with and experience of the rules and policies of the Public Utilities Commission desirable.
  • Experience in constructing and administering community outreach programs desirable.

 

 

Other Skills/Abilities

 

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Keen attention to detail

 

Organizational Relationship

 

Reports to:  Regional Director Government Relations

 

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

 

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

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Job posted: 2019-02-24