Project Specialist

Crown Castle - Charlotte, NC (30+ days ago)4.0


Company Summary

Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. 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 $60 billion.

Position Title: Project Specialist

Position Summary

Responsible for the effective management of all designated projects and their associated budgets and schedules, including coordinating all deliverables and requirements of the entire cross-functional project team. Ensure all projects are completed according to the underlying contract and to mutually agreed upon timelines of the customer and Crown Castle and are in accordance with Crown Castle’s policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

Project manage one or more aspects of a customer deployment on multiple applications, and ensure projects are completed according to mutually agreed upon timeline of customer and Crown Castle and in accordance with Crown Castle policies and procedures.
Manage small scale projects from inception to completion, ensuring that all activities, including contracting, RF design, product/equipment ordering, permitting regulatory, construction, optimization, close-out, and hand-off to ops are effectively and efficiently coordinated and completed on time within budget and in accordance with the underlying contract / LSO.
Develop accurate project plans for all assigned projects, modify as needed and direct close-out of completed jobs including the receipt of all required documentation.
Attend customer deployment meetings to provide customer with comprehensive job status reports and resolve any conflicts or issues that arise.
Ensure District Manager/lead Project Manager (if applicable) and customers are aware of issues that will impact project completion or cost.
Responsible for the management and coordination of team members in obtaining and maintaining all requisite documents related to said projects.
Vendor management, where applicable.
Responsible for forecasting Project Management Tool dates (e.g., initial forecast, updated forecast).
Partner with Lead Project Manager in leading internal & external deployment meetings as directed by lead Project Manager, and interact with carrier representative as needed.
Deal with design issues as they arise (limited lease entitlements, additional ground space needed, easements, etc.).

Education/Certifications

Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

Experience/Minimum Requirements

One (1) to three (3) years of project management experience
Customer-facing project management experience preferred
Other Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of telecommunications/wireless project management, asset management, maintenance, and property management
Knowledge of Public and Private right of way project deployment, site acquisition procedures including regulatory and permitting processes
Ability to read and understand blueprints along with and understanding of tower/roof top structural details and/or civil inside & outside plant construction methods
Ability to manage and process multiple data streams
Ability to direct the diagnosis of work flow problems, critical paths and institute remedies
Ability to read and understand financial metrics and identify remedies to financial issues
Customer service orientation with a strong problem solving approach
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of construction services: Telco, power, fiber, basic construction, vendor equipment requirements, towers, lines, and antennas

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: District Manager, Program Manager or Project Manager

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

Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions 80% of the time. Required travel to project sites with exposure to heavy equipment and environmental conditions less than 20% of the time.

Additional Information: N/A