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Permit Specialist

Job Title
Permit Specialist
Job ID
Columbus,  OH
Other Location
Fort Wayne, IN

Operating Unit: Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:    PMO, Brightspeed
Reports To: Project Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, hourly
Primary Location: remote

We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.

Company Profile:


Congruex was formed in 2017 to take advantage of historic demand for digital connectivity. The digital networks we design and build for our clients enable everything in the modern world to operate, from healthcare and energy to transportation and social interactions.

Few companies in our industry can operate at scale and self-perform services like our multinational team. Our clients choose Congruex to deliver turn-key digital networks under a single platform. Our unified vision is to become the best end-to-end provider of network design and build services in the U.S.

We are the One Congruex Family. We are building tomorrow, together.

Why Work At Congruex

We offer opportunities at all levels across the nation – from students to industry veterans – in areas of engineering, construction, and professional services.
We value the wellbeing of our people and offer competitive compensation, health benefits, wellness resources, 401(k) retirement planning, and employee recognition and leadership development programs. Options may vary by geographic location.

The pillars of Congruex culture are GRIT, safety, inclusion, and family.
  • GRIT: Our GRIT values are part of our company DNA and the touchstone for our multinational workforce. 
    • Guts - having the guts to do the right thing
    • Reliability - being reliable to deliver what we promise
    • Innovation - innovating every day
    • Teamwork - embracing teamwork together as One Congruex 
  • Safety: We are committed to 24/7 safety practices on our jobsites, within our offices, and all the places our team exists in between.
  • Inclusion: Congruex embraces our team’s diversity and promotes an inclusive workplace for all.
  • Family: We are a family-oriented company committed to the long-term health and development of our people.

Job Summary:

The Permitting Specialist will research and prepare documentation for required permits, right of ways, easements, and land use for building and executing large scale infrastructure programs and projects. Working with multiple contacts, the permitting specialist is responsible for submitting complete, correct and compliant information to project and construction management teams, municipalities and contractors within timeframes assigned.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Work with Project Coordinators to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all permit applications.
  • Research and document permit requirements for the city, agency, or customer for whom the work is being performed.  
  • Practice strong understanding of permit application process and workflow to complete projects in a timely manner: secure permits on schedule, track permit status, and resolve issues preventing approval.
  • Work with Permit Coordinators to ensure progress is tracked and permit information is updated in Congruex systems.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with permitting entities from city planners to permit desk administration personnel.
  • Navigate the permitting process as assigned with responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Permit Applications
      • Learn and employ the permit application process for various permitting agencies.
      • Complete permit applications.
      • Conduct cursory reviews of permit plans for completeness and conformance to permitting agency requirements.
    • Tracking and Reporting
      • Prepare reports by collecting and analyzing information from spreadsheets and take the initiative to contact other personnel for necessary missing information.
      • Draft correspondence and documents for use by internal teams and permitting agencies.
    • Administration
      • Combine, convert, and upload image and PDF files into internal and external database systems.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 1+ years of permitting experience.
  • Experience in a wireline, wireless or telecom engineering/construction setting strongly preferred.
  • Ability to learn new systems and databases quickly. 
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills, with willingness to talk to municipal government staff. 
  • Critical thinking skills; make assessments and provide solutions to problems.
  • Deadline driven, self-motivated, and technically savvy.  
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.   
  • Superior time management skills. 
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail especially in regard to reporting and auditing data.
  • Ability to be flexible, take direction with ease, including changes to schedule and workflow priorities. 
  • Ability to maintain professional tact in a fast-paced work environment with internal personnel and clients. 
  • Superior customer service; dedication to providing customers “White Glove Service”.

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft office, including Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and GIS systems

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in: geography/GIS, urban planning, public administration, business or related field preferred
  • Strong telecommunications industry knowledge
  • May be required at times for training purposes.
Physical Requirements
  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

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