Engineering

Site Development Manager

The Site Development Manager will be providing overall Northeast regional support at T-Mobile. The position will require a strong working understanding of the site development process in order to identify opportunities to streamline existing processes and reduce cycle times. They will also be responsible for providing leadership, expertise, communications, quality control, guidance and support for small to medium market site development activities related but not limited to: Site acquisition, real estate, zoning, construction design, construction quality standards, site compliance and external affairs. Provides value to the development and construction functions by ensuring the consistent high quality and timeliness of delivery of operational and project-based development activities. Is the central point of contact and responsibility for planning, coordinating, resourcing, communicating, executing, and controlling the development and construction initiatives initiated by the region, or markets. Ensures consistency in processes, reporting, forecasting, data integrity, siting solutions, vendor qualification, vendor contract management, and vendor pricing.

What you’ll do in your role.

Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.

• Resource Management: Serves as a liaison between FSC and Markets in developing, recommending, and/or implementing strategic and tactical initiatives; driving standards, improving practices, and developing policies. Develops, recommends, and/or implements strategic initiatives associated with improving practices; manages establishment and development of policies; establishes schedules, collaborates with inter- and intra-departmental stakeholders on content and processes.
• Project Scheduling: Creates work breakdown structures, develops and updates project schedules/plans with actual and forecasted deliverable, and manages deviations from plan with help from the upper level Project Managers. Monitors actual project progress, compares to baseline, and reports progress against schedule. Documents, obtains approval for, and tracks all changes in project parameters. Produces project reports and notifications as appropriate and communicates project status to respective internal and external stakeholders and project sponsor.
• Project Status: Attends Management and Development project team meetings as required to keep the project team informed about the progress of the project. Participates in or conducts project reviews with stakeholders as necessary to perform ongoing assessments on the progress of projects. Assists upper level Project Manager to provide oversight, tactical input, expertise, communications, quality control, training, reporting, and general administrative support between development organization groups (Regional Development team, markets, and other regional groups and FSC). Interfaces effectively within and outside engineering with Radio Frequency, Facilities, Field and Network Operations, Performance, Billing, Property Management, Regulatory, and Legal. Ensures required review of all project documentation and approvals according to company standards and processes. Closes all project documentation and archives actual appropriate records and achievements for estimating future similar projects upon project completion or premature cessation.
• Vendor Management: Researches, identifies, evaluates, and/or facilitates the selection of potential vendor partners to facilitate the deployment process as the project demands. Upon selection of a viable candidate, writes and/or contributes to RFQ/RFPs, contract and contract negotiations, development of Scope of Work, and vendor selection based on vendor capabilities, resources, and venue requirements. Responsible for managing vendors to deliverables.
• Risk Management: Identifies risks in projects and applies techniques to assess and mitigate the risks using the help and support from the upper level Project Managers and project sponsors. Participates in project risk reviews and appropriate mitigation. Forecasts the impacts on schedule of proposed changes and reports impact to project team, sponsor, and other Project Managers. Follows appropriate procedure to escalate potential issues to achieve resolution.

The experience you’ll bring.

* Strong organizational skills
* Experience running large build programs
* Effective communicator
* Strong collaborator with the ability to bring teams together
* Outside the box thinker

Minimum required

• Minimum 5+ years’ experience in wireless site development or similar project management experience in real estate development or telecommunications deployment activities
• Solid proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically in the use of Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with all employee levels and levels of management
• General knowledge of general accounting practices including budgeting, invoicing, purchase orders, and accounts payable
• Proven ability to identify project impacting issues, able to work with more senior members of the Project Management team to develop and implement solutions
• Strong knowledge of cell site development processes and issues with specific expertise in the areas but not limited to: construction, logistics, real estate acquisition, zoning, site compliance and external affairs
• Ability to negotiate and vendor contracts, master agreements, cell site leases with any/all existing or potential landlords (e.g. public agencies, private corporations, private citizens and non-profit agencies)
• Strong understanding of construction and wireless development process and familiarity with pre-construction milestones. Experience managing Business Requirements, Project Plans, Project Schedules and associated project materials
• Strong knowledge of cell site development processes and issues with specific expertise in the areas but not limited to: construction, logistics, real estate acquisition, zoning, site compliance and external affairs
• Knowledge of materials used in telecommunications facilities site design
• Familiarity with environmental reports and government approvals
• Strong knowledge of all aspects of leasing, zoning, and regulatory compliance related to real estate development and wireless network operations, including knowledge of lease terms or contracts and understanding of legal proceedings

Desired

• Interest in acquiring advanced working knowledge of finance and strategy
• Group facilitation, engagement, mediation and conflict resolution skills
• Experience in developing and delivering professional presentations

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Business, Engineering or Legal
• Advanced Degree in Business, Legal or Project Management a plus

License or certification
• PMP Certification Preferred

Travel requirements
• 25-50% Local, domestic, overnight travel

Additional general or physical requirements
• Must be able to communicate with others effectively through various written communication methods
• Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership
• This position requires working with a computer (keyboard/mouse), telephone, and/or calculator; or, other repetitive use of hands

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • T-Mobile requires all employees in this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. The CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. T-Mobile will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause T-Mobile undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Position details

Req ID: 171479BR

Department: Engineering

Travel Required: No

Position Posted for

November 18, 2021 days

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