Permit Lead

Essentia is seeking a Permit Lead to join our growing team. Candidate should have experience submitting, tracking, and serving as the point person for all permits for a specific project. Working knowledge of the permitting process in the suburban Orlando market is preferred. 


  • Serving as the point person between clients and state / municipal agencies.
  • Working with the design team to facilitate permit drawings and construction documents related to fiber, cable, nodes, power, and outside plant construction as required.
  • Preparing and submitting zoning and permitting applications in-person or online as required. 
  • Monitoring progress of applications and facilitating jurisdictional request for additional information.
  • Maintaining a system to track general permit issuance, as-builds, and locates. 
  • Communicating effectively with all customers, both internal and external, including providing timely system updates. 
  • Ensuring compliance with jurisdiction-specific requirements and managing all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals from municipalities for the installation, maintenance, and continued operation of company sites.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with municipalities, including, but not limited to code enforcement staff, building inspectors, members of city councils, planning and zoning staffs, commissions, and various neighborhood groups. 

  • Experience leading permitting for telecom projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues on the fly.
  • Fanatical attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work alone, and with a team.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • A valid Driver’s License, including a clean droving record dating back 5 years
  • Ability to travel between agencies, including local governments and municipalities, and work sites.
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug screening
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)