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CenturyLink Supervisor Local Network Implementation - Portland, OR in PORTLAND, Oregon

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

This position will provide supervision and direction for assigned Plant Facilities specifically relate to the construction of outside plant facilities and the installation of central office equipment designed by the Access Engineering teams. This position is responsible for implementing strategies and plans to accomplish company objectives in the capital construction program. This includes, but is not limited to, copper and fiber networks built in the underground, buried or aerial facilities and pad and pole mount electronic devices. It also includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the installation of network elements related to Ethernet projects, CORE ring builds, and capacity exhaust projects. Work involved is triggered by new placements, upgrades, and maintaining and/or replacing existing infrastructure footprint. This position will be responsible to supervise both non-represented and represented Plant Facilities personnel ensuring common goals and objectives are met for the department. In addition, this position will partner with Line Extension contractors to ensure schedules are met and financial obligations are accurate and timely.

Job Description

  • Supervise engineering and construction activities to provide efficient operations and quality service in a timely manner.

  • Prepare plans and specifications on all projects within the region to support the development of the capital construction budget.

  • Participate in the process of negotiating and or bidding of projects with vendors and contractors for the construction and/or installation of plant facilities.

  • Provide supervision to engineers on designs and plans to evaluate and implement new services, technologies, and products within established standards.

  • Provide supervision to represented Plant Facilities personnel, including, but not limited to, line workers, cable splicers and equipment installers, etc. Supervise the development and maintenance of engineering and construction cost analysis to provide the basis for engineering estimates and contract awards on a Division level.

  • Ensure the plans and specifications created by Plant Facilities support approved business strategies and provide a platform that is scalable and migratable to support future service requirements.

  • Provide recommendations for necessary training for engineering staff.Ensure Century System Practices are communicated and adhered to.

  • Stay abreast of industry issues and technologies through continuing education and actively participate in state and local industry committees/forums.

  • Supervise staff by appraising performance, training, administering salaries, and communicating department objectives.

  • Work with the Division staff in the operations of the Division to achieve established Telephone Group objectives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Baccalaureate degree plus at least eight (8) years or more of communications industry experience in networking area demonstrating leadership and advanced technical knowledge as the primary leader directing the work of other professionals or equivalent work experience or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to travel as much as 35%-45%.

  • Experienced in the bidding, negotiation and approval of engineering, installation and construction contracts with multiple internal and external customers.

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of ISP/OSP equipment and designs.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of network technologies spanning the switching, access, and transport portions of the network.

  • General understanding of the Advanced Intelligent Network, SS7 Network, and other nontraditional local exchange network technologies.

  • A valid driver’s license required.


  • Master’s degree with Telecommunications concentration preferred.

  • Possess a detailed working knowledge of packet switching, X.25 and X.75 protocols, IEEE 802.X protocols, OSI reference model, frame relay, SMDS, and ATM switching.Possess a detailed understanding of digital switching topics such as space division switching, time division switching, blocking probability functions, and multistage switching.

  • Understand digital transmission topics such as PAM, PCM, Nyquist theorem, line coding, framing techniques, and time division multiplexing.

  • Working knowledge of the SS7 protocol, CCS network architecture, trunk signaling requirements as specified in Bellcore TR-394 and TR-317, function of the LIDB service, operation of the 800 database service.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Oregon-Portland

Requisition # : 215293

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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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.