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Field Permitting Specialist

Company: MetroNet Inc.
Location: Sanford
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Field Permit Specialist is responsible for acquiring and/or coordinating the acquisition of all Right-of-Way permits and pole applications needed to enable underground and aerial construction activities. This is to be accomplished while maintaining full compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations and company-established standards. The Field Permit Specialist will maintain communication with the authorities having jurisdiction of the Rights-of-Way to manage each permit acquisition process. The Permit Specialist must thoroughly understand all relevant issues, timelines, and priorities so that key internal and external stakeholders are appropriately identified and involved.


  • Coordinate with Fiber Design to prioritize permits needing drawn up.
  • Prepare packages to submit permit applications for roads and railroad underground crossings.
  • Daily routine interaction with various agencies to aid permitting approvals and prepare responses in a timely manner.
  • Will actively track process with the different pole providers.
  • Will keep track of all upcoming, submitted and completed pole applications and permit applications.
  • Create and submit construction drawing packages.
  • Owning the task fully and closing-the-loop until permit is obtained
  • Monitor/track permit packages via online systems, email, or in person as necessary to meet local requirements, adjust and report when situations arise.
  • Maintaining full compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations and company-established standards
  • Perform routine follow-up with Municipalities/Sales/Admins/Operations on permits pending approval/missing documentation
  • Alert all parties involved when issues are encountered
  • Assist with various tasks for the department when available, especially during non-peak seasons
  • Assist other Permit Specialists when time permits and serve as a backup when they are out of the office.
  • All other duties as assigned


    • High School Diploma or GED required with equivalent experience
    • Associate or bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
    • 2+ years permitting experience and/or 1 year of permit coordination experience obtaining permits for utility construction in rights-of-way and public or private utility easements.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all departments and all levels of management
    • Strong customer service experience
    • Proficient in standard office software, including MS office, Excel spreadsheets, and Adobe PDF
    • Strong attention to detail and well organized.
    • Able to work within a team and meet deadlines.
    • Strong problem-solving aptitude required.

      *Willing to provide training
      Metronet is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Keywords: MetroNet Inc., Sanford , Field Permitting Specialist, Other , Sanford, Florida

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