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NRE Specialist

Chicago, IL | Professional/Business Services
Job ID: 80628
Listed on 5/14/2018

KellyMitchell matches the best IT and business talent with premier organizations nationwide. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to rapidly growing high-tech companies, are exceptionally served by our 1500+ IT and business consultants. Our industry is growing rapidly, and now is a great time to launch your career with the KellyMitchell team.

Position Title:  NRE Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with vendors and secures proper documentation
  • Identifies land ownership from both company and public records
  • Researches, reviews, analyzes land titles; identify defects and outline curative
  • Prepares right-of-way related cost estimates associated with land and right-of-way project acquisition
  • Secures civil permits necessary for the construction and maintenance of company facilities
  • Reviews, prepares, analyzes, interprets all Land and Right-of-Way related agreements, deeds, easements, leases, permits & licenses
  • Resolves encroachments, damage claims, landowner complaints and inquiries at a minimal cost to company
  • Work with permit agencies/joint pole/structure owner(s) and other 3rd parties
  • Coordinates with project managers to ensure sites meet requirements
  • Obtains all necessary permitting/zoning approval from national and local agencies
  • Oversees all aspects of submitting and acquiring entitlements and agreements needed for installation of on poles and other infrastructure within specific markets
  • Serves as subject matter expert on matters related to municipal codes and to effectively communicate regulatory status of sites
  • Maintains relationships with municipalities and manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals from municipalities for installation, operation and maintenance of facilities and networks
  • Directs internal functional groups on requirements and regulations of government entities and municipalities to ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, and to meet project timelines
  • Reviews agreements and municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes
  • Provides research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment
  • Maintains and update site tracker and database
  • Participates in special projects as required


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, JD preferred
  • One to two (1-2) years of actual real estate experience
  • One to three (1-2) years of experience working for acquiring land use permits, site acquisitions, regulatory/governmental/external affairs, a utility, or a municipality, or in a Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity or applicable law degree
  • Knowledgeable in right-of-way, including title, deeds, easements, leases, permits & licenses
  • Strong communications skills
  • Experience working with engineering teams, preparing permit applications, and understanding construction documents and network construction
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently yet within a team context
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, processes, and applicable regulations involved in real estate acquisition
  • Knowledge of working with government agencies and jurisdictions
  • Experience with permit applications/documents
  • Ability to read site plans and A&E designs
  • Knowledge of relevant technology and equipment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, with intermediate level of experience with Excel