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CenturyLink Lead Project Manager-Chicago IL-Broomfield, CO-Tulsa, OK-St Louis, MO-Minneapolis, MN in ARLINGTON HT, Illinois

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

Lead Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the network relocation projects to include, but not limited to the following: scope/schedule/budget management, development, coordination, implementation/mitigation, and oversight of developing the SOW and initiating agreements related to Company fiber-optic National Network. Also has direct responsibility to manage all project funding and reimbursements throughout the project lifecycle.

Job Description

  • Manages all relocations of the National Network within a defined geographic region

  • Responsible for budgeting/forecasting/tracking all costs associated with relocations and reporting variances proactively.

  • Project Manager will evaluate all project and cost mitigation opportunities, joint build opportunities, and reimbursement opportunities from 3rd Party/ROW Providers and dark fiber customers.

  • Prepares Executive Summary’s on project specifics scope/costs for senior leadership review.

  • Will host scheduled recurring project update calls with OSPEs for project status and ensure correct interpretation of Company’s requirements, contractual obligation and potential conflicts are handled appropriately.

  • Works with other team including but not limited to Legal, ROW, Documentation to ensure potential damage claims are mitigated/minimalized.


  • Previous outside plant fiber construction experience

  • Previous project budgeting and forecasting experience

  • Expert level using Microsoft Products

  • Previous contract negotiations experience

  • Experience in systems: Fireworks, Bidmaster, SAP, Netbuild, Hermes

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years experience in Plant Fiber Construction


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Illinois-Arlington Ht; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Missouri-Saint Louis; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition # : 215645

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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