Jacobs Site Acquisition Manager - Small Cell in Houston, Texas

Site Acquisition Manager - Small Cell


Jacobs Telecommunication has been at the forefront of creating a new generation of wireless communication infrastructure for over 40 years. We specialize in network development complete telecom life cycle solutions, which has ranked us in ENR's Top 20 Design Firms for the telecommunications sector in 2014. While the wireless world is ever changing, the demand for innovative technology and long term support services remains constant. These services include site acquisition, design and construction, to full operations, maintenance, and deconstruction.

Position Summary

The Site Acquisition Manager (SAM) will oversee staff processes and procedures, client relations, time schedules, deliverables and quality performance to successful completion of wireless site development. The SAM will be responsible for managing leasing and zoning specialists and reporting to both client and Jacobs senior management. The SAM will also ensure that Jacobs meets production, budget and deadline goals for the project. This position will support the Houston/Austin/San Antonio markets.

  • Manage day-to-day operations related to a particular project

  • Coordinate accurate, up-to-date reporting of project status, scheduling, and planning

  • Manage schedule of Site Acquisition deliverables

  • Supervise the site acquisition and land use planning staff progress relative to assigned projects

  • Provide direction and guidance to Site Acquisition and Zoning Specialists as well as conduct weekly one-on-one meetings with project staff to review individual site progress

  • Manage site selection from a Real Estate viewpoint while coordinating with the Design, Zoning, RF Engineering and Construction Management Teams

  • Assist in the development of master real estate agreements including Lease Documents, Option Agreements and Letters of Authorization

  • Oversee the finding of suitable site candidates, review preliminary site documentation, review negotiated terms of the standard lease or option agreement with property owner, report the negotiation issues to the client, review letter of explanation describing every deal point for completeness

  • Coordinate with other managers, consultants and contractors on project to ensure quality performance

  • Travel to sites and work in client designated areas as required

  • Attend project and deployment meetings

  • Oversee project financials, including managing billing and receivable process

  • Build and maintain superior client relations

  • Ensure project team is using Jacobs and client reports, accounting systems, and other administrative work accurately and on schedule

  • Build a positive, committed team


  • 5 years wireless industry experience including small cell and right of way required

  • Only local candidates will be considered

  • Travel may be required

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a highly interdependent team of individual contributors required

  • Highly organized and disciplined with proven time management skills required

  • Real Estate license preferred

  • Thorough understanding and experience completing both new build and site modification projects for wireless sites preferred

  • Strong computer background, MS Office, especially Word and Excel preferred

Must be a US Citizen or eligible to work for any US Employer without sponsorship.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: IHO000082