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Land Use / Permitting Coordinator

Company: SAI Communications
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The Land Use Permitting Coordinator is responsible for assisting with land use entitlement activities for infrastructure projects in a growth driven environment. The Permit Coordinator should be comfortable driving vendors, subcontractors and AHJs to manage deadlines with minimal supervision. Individuals applying for this position should be familiar with all aspects of infrastructure deployments from a land use perspective. Individuals selected for this position will coordinate the entitlement process with clients and jurisdictions, to assist with securing all land use and building entitlements as defined by project scope. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to manage this across multiple states.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interface directly with Client stakeholders and development teams in order to efficiently achieve contracted scope of work.
  • Oversee development activities related to permit and entitlement approvals, perform tasks required to manage assigned projects/sites from start to finish, including, A&E coordination zoning/permitting, building and electrical permits and utility coordination.
  • Conduct in depth research of entitlement requirements related to permitting and land use viability.
  • Effectively communicate with local and state government agencies to support related goals.
  • Coordinate with or supervise outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural & engineering firms, title search firms, engineers and drafting technicians to ensure approvals are completed within defined timeframes.
  • Prepare zoning and permitting applications.
  • Monitor progress of the application and facilitate jurisdictional requests for additional information.
  • Prepare and obtain land use/zoning permits.
  • Prepare and obtain building/electrical permits.
  • Ensure accurate and complete files are maintained for projects and appropriate closeout documents are distributed in a timely manner and are in accordance with client standards.
  • Complete due diligence packages including zoning maps, parcel maps, street maps, etc. for selected sites.


  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking ability
  • Ability to analyze basic legal documentation
  • Ability to read and interpret surveys and construction drawings
  • Demonstrated understanding of zoning principles and land use regulations to specific client needs
  • Ability to effectively complete tasks within project timelines, enter data and utilize existing project management tools, and report progress and developments daily
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Ability to read and comprehend legal documents such as legal descriptions, surveys, ground leases, easements, deeds, land purchase contracts, mortgages, title policies, subordination, technical drawings, & zoning regulations, building and electrical codes
  • Ability to travel: This position is generally expected to require possible overnight travel. The individual in this role should be able and willing to travel as required.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum two years of land use, planning or permitting experience required
  • Experience with civil, electrical engineering entitlements
  • Experience working with local municipalities to procure zoning approvals, easements, encroachment and construction permits.

SAI offers competitive salary and a full benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and paid time off.

SAI is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: SAI Communications, New England , Land Use / Permitting Coordinator, Other , Salem, Northeast

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