Deployment Site Acquisition Project Manager
Do you have a passion for wireless facility deployment, especially all things pre-construction? Are you an industry veteran excited by the opportunity to do something completely new?
Are you inspired by a job that challenges you to be proactive, creative, and drive sound business decisions? Our culture at Viasat is a unique blend of innovation, challenge, camaraderie, and holds the opportunity to be a part of something that has never been done before.
Are you that site acquisition professional who is detail-oriented, project-minded, yet strategic? If so, then Viasat is searching for you!
As the Site Acquisition Project Manager, you will also be challenged to dream up new, more productive and more efficient ways of working.
You will play a pivotal role in the planning, development, deployment and management of a large-scale, rapid-deployment network build out.
Additionally, you will help establish and implement process, ensure best practice methodology, and provide expert guidance across all pre-
construction activities, internally and externally. You will leverage your knowledge in acquisition, leasing, design, entitlement and regulatory requirements.
The Site Acquisition Project Manager's work would involve the design and deployment of satellite access nodes (SAN) distributed across East of Europe in support of Viasat’s next-
generation satellites. The ideal candidate will have deep experience overseeing technical facility (earth stations, cell towers, distributed antenna, small cell, etc.
real estate and pre-construction activities for multiple locations and multi-million dollar design build projects.
Oversee site acquisition program by managing the identification, due diligence, surveying, leasing / licensing, and zoning of new SAN facilities, financial tracking, forecasting and billing as per client contract terms.
Manage real estate acquisition operations for assigned area to ensure that assignment and scheduling of work follows timeline.
Establish, implement and maintain standardized procedures for tracking of deliverables and update of market trackers.
Ensure proper flow of information concerning site acquisition, permitting and notice to proceed to, construction among the site acquisition team, the market project managers and the client to facilitate a smooth and efficient operation process.
Negotiate or oversee negotiations performed by site acquisition personnel to meet program guidelines. Work with site acquisition personnel, client and client legal team to resolve business and legal approval issues.
Evaluate current procedures and recommend changes to improve efficiency of execution of site acquisition program.
May serve as a point of contact for the community and / or government agencies. May be involved in managing zoning regulations.
Manage the preparation of Landlord and tower company applications
Oversee the completion of Zoning and Permit applications for submittal to jurisdictions and coordinate the zoning process with outside counsel and vendors
Manage quality control for all standard deliverables including : site data sheets, site candidate information packages, collocation applications, lease / license agreements, etc.
Coordinate, order and track due diligence activities including title, environmental reports, regulatory reports, lease exhibits and engineering plans required for zoning and building permit approvals.
Obtain Landlord approval on Construction Drawings and zoning / permit applications.
Manage preparation and update of site status reports / databases, site close-out packages, and attend client meetings as required.
Experience in network rollout
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience in wireless telecommunications,
German Mother tongue and English professional level
Knowledge of site acquisition processes, leasing, entitlements, and regulatory processes and terminology
Good understanding of municipal leasing / licensing process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer / reporting skills, including a high level of proficiency with MS Excel and other database / project management tracking tools
Highly organized and able to multi-task and work effectively with limited supervision
Highly motivated self-starter able to work under aggressive project schedules