Network Permitting Specialist

Organization: Crown Castle

Posted: June 7, 2023 | Closing: July 14, 2023

Job Description

Position Title: Permitting Specialist (P2) 

Company Summary

Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand—connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we’re the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.

We offer a total benefits package and professional growth development for teammates in any stage of their career. Along with caring for our teammates, we’re an active member in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have a responsibility to give back, which we do through our Connected by Good program. Giving back allows us to improve public spaces where people connect, promote public safety and advance access to education and technology.


Responsible for the preparation and submittal of various entitlement applications, permits and agreements to allow installation of communications facilities on Crown Castle poles, towers, fiber and other infrastructure.  Requires knowledge of municipal processes, codes and ordinances, as well as frequent interface with local governments and jurisdictions.


  • Prepare and submit zoning and permitting applications.  Monitor progress of municipal applications and facilitate jurisdictional request for additional information.
  • Work with design team to facilitate permit drawings and construction documents related to nodes, power and outside plant construction required.
  • Provide timely system updates and communicate effectively with all customers, both internal and external.
  • Serve as entitlement lead during weekly customer meetings, as needed.  Ability to comprehend and serve as a subject matter expert on matters related to state & local telecommunication municipal codes. Understand and be able to articulate details of Federal Wireless Facilities Deployment legislation including Sec. 6409(a) Wireless Facilities Deployment and related Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Orders.
  • Serves as liaison between to internal teams to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, meeting project timelines.
  • Understand financial information from projects impacting District, Area and Company financials.  Provide tracking and reporting of costs associated with zoning and building permits and ensure reimbursable expenses are billed, collected and reconciled.
  • Participate in District and Area pre-project planning meetings.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor to ensure that permit submittal packages meet local and statewide municipal requirements.
  • Coordinate with internal partners to ensure building permits are properly closed out at the completion of construction.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with municipalities, including, but not limited to Code Enforcement Staff, Building Inspectors, Members of City Councils, Planning & Zoning Staffs, Commissions and various neighborhood groups. Represent Crown Castle at municipal meetings to obtain all required zoning approvals.
  • Manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals from municipalities for the installation, maintenance and continued operation of company sites.
  • Support internal teams on review of agreements in collaboration with counsel in the course of Crown Castle installing and maintaining facilities and operating its networks.
  • Provides research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Wireless industry experience preferred but not required
  • Zoning and Permitting experience preferred but not required
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school will be considered in lieu of experience

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Two (2) or more years proven experience working in a municipality in a Planning, Zoning, and/or Land Use capacity or Wireless Industry required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.
  • Must be experienced in navigating corporate environment and working within a corporate group context.


  • Knowledge of applicable planning, zoning codes and regulations affecting site development.
  • Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities.
  • Familiar with requirements for zoning applications and supporting documentation including presentations for neighborhood or public hearings as required by local jurisdictions or as requested by respective property owners.
  • Comprehension and understanding of construction plans, standards, terminology, and surveys.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to problem solve and provide solution alternatives
  • Ability to comprehend contracts and agreements
  • Ability to comprehend all title documentation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Travel to local governments and municipalities required 

Organizational Relationship 

Reports to:  Supervisor Network Permitting

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):  None

Working Conditions This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week).  There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that could require travel.

For New York City residents – The hiring range offered for this position is $57,680 – $86,520 annually. In addition to salary, employees are eligible for an annual bonus of up to 15% of annual salary and restricted stock. Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees will also receive 18 days of paid time off each year and 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

How to Apply

57,680 - $86,520

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