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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.

Job Summary

The Lead Project Manager will be responsible to lead cross functional teams in the planning and execution of all Government telecom projects. The Lead Project Manager must successfully implement and support projects, such as proposal support, project scheduling (Microsoft Project), operational support systems, ordering, inventory, transition/implementation performance reporting, budgeting/forecasting, training, customer care, operations, program management plans, change management plans, resource plans, quality assurance plans and risk management plans.

Job Description

  • Direct liaison between the customer and CenturyLink Government Services (Contract Program Office, Pre-sales, Business Development, Planning and Execution, Project Management, Customer Relations, Billing and Contracts) to ensure all contractual obligations are met.

  • Responsible for reviewing, developing requirements, and working with appropriate teams to answer proposal requirements resulting from Government Statement of Work, Task Orders, and Modifications. Lifecycle Management of Government Contracts.

  • Program Management Reviews (PMR’s) to include both customer and senior level CenturyLink management.

  • Assist at the ground level with the integration of services and billing from CenturyLink’s portfolio of voice, data, hosting, cloud and managed services.

  • Manage and implement complex data services installations to include both domestic and international services.

  • Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of all weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual contract deliverables.

  • Initiate change management reviews and contract modifications, and identify requirements for product and IT development


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of Federal Telecommunications Program Management and customer liaison experience a must

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and associated Microsoft Office suit

  • Ability to prepare customer and high-level management PowerPoint Presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional / Project Management Institute (PMP/PMI) certification is high desirable

  • Solid understanding of Data Services installation activities for federal government agencies

  • 5-7 years of Federal Data Services Transition and Implementation Program Management

  • Strong working knowledge of CenturyLink Ordering and Provisioning processes desirable

  • Experience in the transition, implementation, management and execution of large-scale Federal Government Contracts to include vendor management

  • Successful experience in the development of proposals for Federal programs

  • Builds and maintains excellent customer relationships, especially with the contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR) and senior management

  • Knowledge of the Networx Universal and Enterprise GSA Contract vehicle is desirable

  • Ability to manage process/procedural changes - thorough understanding of Federal Government contracts

  • Strong knowledge of traditional data services

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task, stressful environment

  • Ability to create and matrix-manage various functional teams

  • Possesses and has demonstrated strong, effective leadership skills


Bachelors or Equivalent in Business or Other

Alternate Location: US-North Carolina-Wake Forest; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 221856

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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