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CenturyLink Lead Technical 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 Technical Project Manager – Federal is a key position in the Strategic Government Program Management Organization. The Lead Technical Project Manager-Federal will be responsible to lead cross-functional teams in the planning and execution of complex telecommunication infrastructure projects.

Job Description

  • Provides technical direction to engineering projects and services in an assigned area, from design to start-up.

  • Lead to ensure that the project is on schedule, is high quality, is within budget, and meets the measures of success (MOS) and the high-level achievements (HLA).

  • Oversee and mitigate risks across technical functional lanes to ensure that project meets agreed upon MOS and HLAs.

  • Lead and maintain client/stakeholder partnership to ensure overall satisfaction.

  • Responsible for resource requirements/allocation.

  • Develops methodologies, procedures, and systems to produce financial reporting.

  • Acts as project team leader.

  • Develops project progress and status reports.

  • Maintain knowledge in several of the following: mainframe development, midrange development, builds software development lifecycle management, software testing methodology, production deployment, technical architecture development, and requirements management.


  • BA/BS in related field or equivalent experience:

  • PMP/PMI certification is highly desirable.

  • 3-5 years of Federal Telecommunications Program/Project Management and customer liaison experience a must

  • Solid understanding of MPLS network technologies and the full spectrum of installation and project management processes

  • Strong working knowledge of CenturyLink Ordering and Provisioning processes desirable

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix team environment

  • 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

  • Working knowledge of MS Project and associated MS Office suites

  • Requires strong knowledge of Wi-Fi, managed Wi-Fi, and 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 manage process/procedural changes - a thorough understanding of Federal Government contracts

  • Ability to create and matrix-manage various functional teams


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 221894

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