Careers – Congruex



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Permit Manager

Job Title
Permit Manager
Job ID
Columbus,  OH 43062
Other Location
Operating Unit: Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:    Brightspeed
Reports To: Project Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt (salaried)
Primary Location: Columbus/Cleveland, OH (Hybrid)

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 Manager 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 manager 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):
  • Mentor and provide constructive feedback to improve the skills of the permitting team.
  • Continuously evaluate and inform each direct report's performance and improve their current skills for the advancement of the team
  • Support engineering teams across the company to inform them of changes in jurisdictional requirements or provide training for engineers new to the idea of permitting.
  • Create a permit matrix that identifies permit requirements by construction method and environment for multiple jurisdictions in a geographical region.
  • Offer permitting expertise and guidance to internal and external customers.
  • Create standards and ad-hoc reports for internal management.
  • Maintain and update the permitting tracker to capture all status and updates.
  • Order permitting materials as needed.
  • Provide status updates to appropriate client contacts while maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years permitting experience in a wireline, wireless or telecom engineering/construction setting.
  • Ability to work with jurisdictions to create and maintain relationships that benefit the permitting process for everyone.
  • Ability to verify that all existing and new substructures as well as aerial facilities are correctly depicted and located per jurisdictional requirements.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Working experience and understanding of AutoCAD, Microstation, Adobe Acrobat Pro and/or other PDF editing software. Ability to learn new systems and databases quickly.
  • Previous experience managing personnel preferred.
  • Deadline driven, self-motivated, and technically savvy.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superior time management skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible, take direction with ease, including changes to schedule and workflow priorities.
  • Critical thinking skills; able make assessments and provide solutions to problems.
  • 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 to advanced Microsoft office experience, intermediate in Excel

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business, logistics, supply management, or related field preferred
  • Strong telecommunications industry knowledge

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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