Permitting Manager
Fully Remote Atlanta, GA

Being a high-growth company is about more than an expanding headcount and new business. At Essentia, being a high-growth company means entering new industries, proactively developing practices to meet tomorrow’s needs, and embracing a growth mindset as we meet new challenges daily. Essentia is a dynamic and forward-thinking company specializing in turnkey solutions for fiber-to-the-home projects. With a strong foundation and a commitment to innovation, Essentia is dedicated to providing comprehensive services in permitting, engineering, and construction.

What We Are Looking For

The Permitting Manager at Essentia will lead the permit acquisition process and manage the permitting aspects of fiber-to-the-home projects. This client-facing role requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, and proactive individual with a proven track record in obtaining permits and overseeing the successful execution of fiber-to-the-home projects. As a Permitting Manager, you will collaborate closely with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure seamless project delivery while maintaining compliance with regulations and client requirements.


The Successful Candidate Will Have

  • Experience in permitting and project management for fiber-to-the-home projects is required.
  • Strong understanding of local, state, and federal permitting regulations and processes. Preference will be given to candidates in Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Proven experience in successfully obtaining permits and approvals for complex projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact effectively with clients and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with exceptional organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required with significant relevant experience.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Permit Acquisition: Research, identify, and obtain necessary permits, licenses, and approvals from local, state, and federal authorities for fiber-to-the-home projects.
  • Project Oversight: Manage the end-to-end permitting process, from initial assessment to final approval, while collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, municipalities, utilities, and other stakeholders to maintain open communication and facilitate the permitting process.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay current with industry regulations, zoning codes, and permitting requirements to ensure projects adhere to legal and environmental standards.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of permits, approvals, correspondence, and project documentation. Prepare and submit necessary reports to clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential permitting challenges and proactively develop mitigation strategies to prevent delays or obstacles.
  • Problem Solving: Address and resolve permitting issues, conflicts, and roadblocks that may arise during project execution.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to process enhancements, best practices, and innovative approaches to optimize the permitting process and project outcomes.

Why You Should Apply

As a leader in communications, Essentia values its relationship with its team members. A healthy work-life balance is a top priority. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • BCBS NC medical plan
  • Dental and Vision 
  • 401k with company match and automatic enrollment 
  • Company paid guaranteed Basic Life Insurance and AD&D with optional voluntary life insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents.
  • Shared premiums for Short Term Disability (STD)
  • 8 paid holidays and 15 days PTO to start.
  • Career development tuition reimbursement
  • Service and spot awards plus candidate referral rewards
  • A fun, collaborative environment with virtual and in-person social events

Why Essentia?

  • We’re growing at a rapid pace with a proven strategy and solid track record. 
  • Our team members have the autonomy and support to deliver solutions that delight our clients.
  • Our culture is values-based, with a tightknit, collaborative team that’s in it to win it.
  • We’re passionate about what we do and are driven by a purpose larger than ourselves: to connect everyone, everywhere to a better way of life. 
  • We’ve been recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work; Best NC Employer; NC Mid-Market Fast 40; Inc 5000; Financial Times’ Fastest Growing Company in The America’s 2022, among other honors. 

Our Values

Essentia’s vision is to be most admired for our trustworthiness as a business partner and employer, while achieving industry-leading results for our clients. To achieve this, we have adopted four core values that guide our decisions and actions in all we do and set us apart from our competitors.

  • INNOVATION - We see abundant possibilities and few limitations.
  • COLLABORATION - We believe the power is in “we” not “I”.
  • IMPACT - We work and live to make a difference.
  • JUDGMENT - We think first then act smart.

Hiring Process

We are looking to fill this role as soon as we find the candidate who meets or exceeds our expectations. Interviews will be conducted virtually, with the potential of in-person interviews for local candidates, pre-employment cognitive and personality assessments, a background screening, and drug test. We offer an industry competitive compensation package that looks to reward candidates based on their experience and skills as they pertain to the role’s requirements.

Essentia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and will not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected category. Essentia also participates in the federal eVerify program.