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Jacobs Telecom Site Acquisition Specialist (Wireless) - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

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Jacobs Telecommunication has been at the forefront of creating a new generation of wireless communication infrastructure for over 40 years. Engineering News-Record has ranked Jacobs No. 1 in its list of Top 500 Design Firms again in 2023 for a sixth consecutive year! We specialize in everything from network development to complete telecom life cycle solutions. 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.

Our project team in Southern California is seeking experienced wireless telecom site acquisition specialists. This is a remote position but local candidates are preferred.

The Site Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for candidate selection, lease negotiations, tower owner applications, zoning, and permitting.

  • Perform candidate search from Search Ring Release with the ability to review and understand new Jurisdictions, local ordinances and zoning codes to determine if location is leasable, zone able and constructable.

  • Handle high volumes of modification applications, leasing and permitting.

  • Must be able to navigate through the industry’s top Tower Owner portals and process as well as manage required purchase orders, check requests and any necessary documents required

  • Take site through permitting and zoning, if required.

  • Provide required status updates for all assigned sites per Market direction in prep for weekly Customer and internal meetings.

  • Will provide all site status updates via shared tracking program per Market’s requirements.

  • Coordinate with landowner and client during the lease negotiation process to obtain fully executed lease or option agreement.

  • Negotiate rent, lease terms, prepare lease document package and submit finalized package with detailed account of negotiations and deal points for client.

  • Travel to sites and work in client designated areas as required.

  • Demonstrate professionalism while attending project and deployment meetings as directed by Site Acquisition Manager.

  • Coordinate with other managers, consultants and contractors on project to ensure quality performance.

Jacobs health and welfare benefit are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave. Salary offer is geographic dependent with a range from $75,000-$90,000.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • 3-5 years of related experience

  • Experience with new site builds (search rings)

  • Able to forecast and understand SAQ processes left to right for new builds and modification projects.

  • Experience with high volume, fast-paced modification projects.

  • Able to understand and manage tower owner applications and processes.

  • Ability to travel when as needed is required.

  • Successful completion and passing score of all mandatory company certifications

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

  • Requires excellent communication skills, oral and written. Be responsive and have the ability to explain issues clearly.

  • Must be US Citizen or able to work for any US employer without Visa sponsorship

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.

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting to 10 pounds. Hand manipulation is required for grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.