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CenturyLink Lead Project Manager - Federal in HERNDON, Virginia

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.

The Role

CenturyLink is seeking a Project Manager III – Federal defines initial project based on customer requirements to include, schedule planning and implementation, customer onboarding and relationship management between internal and external stakeholders. This position supports both ECS & IPSS programs in providing project management support to mitigate cyber intrusions onto CenturyLink’s ISP network in support of US Government networks.

The Main Responsibilities

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

•Attends various internal, governmental, and general meetings.

•Provides inputs to written monthly reports to Customers.

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

•Performs Quality Control (QC) on documentation for assigned projects.

•Identifies all problem areas/risks on jobs and discusses with Team Members and others as needed; implement mitigation strategies for risk.

•Keeps detailed records of daily work/project activities for future reference.

•Ensures the successful completion of customer project requirements.

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

•Identifies problems with project processes and recommends/implements solutions to resolve or improve processes.

•Plan, execute, and finalize project according to strict deadlines and within budget, including acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver project according to plan.

•Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with management and stakeholders.

•Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

•Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

•Draft and submit budget proposals and monthly forecast, and recommend budget changes where necessary.

•Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants.

•Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

•Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

•Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

•Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

•Develop and manage integrated master project schedule in conjunction with project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

•Develop and present detailed monthly schedule analysis and schedule risk reports; progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

•Brief executive management on the status/health of the program.

•Develop best practices and tools for project tracking, execution, and management.

•Overtime may be required in meeting project deadlines.

What We Look For in a Candidate

•Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

•At least 3 years’ direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.

•Ability to demonstrate proficiencies working with spreadsheets and multi-level/multi-dependency MS Project schedules.

•Background in telecommunications and Inside Plant/Data Centers.

•Background in government documentation program deliverables.

•Must possess a clean driving record.

•Must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation).

Preferred Qualifications:

•Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

•Two or more years with experience MS Project.

Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 224311

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/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.