CenturyLink Federal Project Manager III in Herndon, Virginia

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Federal Project Manager III acts as single point of contact for complex installation, construction, and circuit provisioning for communication networks. Responsible for all Outside Plant (OSP) and Inside Plant (ISP) project activities. Coordinates and oversees all aspects of projects from proposal development through financial closeout.

Job Description

  • Strong communication skills and effective listening skills

  • Capable of independent work with little to no supervision

  • Self-disciplined, self-starter who can successfully identify, resolve, and communicate issues with systems infrastructure and applicationsRoles and Responsibilities:

  • Defines projects based on customer requirements, schedule planning and implementation, budgeting, and quality control of customer deliverables

  • Provides leadership and coordination for assigned projects using a matrix team concept

  • Schedules and leads various in-person governmental and general meetings

  • Schedules and leads various project status conference calls

  • Provides status updates to management and customers, as required

  • Provides inputs to written weekly reports to customers

  • Manages and coordinates ISP and OSP projects from design through as-built delivery

  • Works with Engineering to perform Quality Checks (QC) on drawings or as‑builts for assigned projects for delivery to customers as required by contracts

  • Identifies problem areas on jobs and leads team to resolve issues and enhance processes

  • Keeps detailed records of daily work/project activities (logbooks) for future reference

  • Understands and adheres to company policies and practices

  • Supervises Contract and Employee Inspectors, and Construction Crews, Engineers, and Redliners on a project basis

  • Ensures successful completion of customer project requirements

  • Coordinates subcontractors, materials, inspectors, tools and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget

  • Generate and analyze technical reports relating to circuit availability, latency, and other criteria

  • Acts as customer point of contact for circuit trouble tickets



  • Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)

  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum three years of government related utility/communications construction management and follow through experience

  • TRAVEL: Some local travel may be required

  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Extended periods of sitting

  • PMP certification preferredEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline preferred

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 208240

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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