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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Herndon, VA, US, 20171

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.


Job Summary


The Lead Technical Project Manager – Federal is a key position in the Strategic Government Program Management Organization supporting the Defense Research and Education Network (DREN) program. The Lead Technical Project Manager-Federal will be responsible to lead cross-functional teams in the planning and execution DREN telecom projects. 

Job Description


The position requires broad  subject matter expertise of all functional activities required to successfully implement and support those projects to include: Proposal Support, project scheduling (MS 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, etc.  The position performs procurement functions for the program and therefore experience in SAP is a plus.  The position directly interfaces with engineering, network management, and customer technical representatives to discuss technical project aspects.  Therefore the position demands a strong technical background.  The position is also responsible for reviewing/developing requirements, and working with appropriate teams to answer proposal requirements resulting from Government SOWs, Task Orders, and Modifications.  The Lead Technical Project Manager-Federal is also responsible for preparing and presenting Power Point presentations to the customer and upper level management.  The Lead Technical Project Manager - Federal reports directly to the DREN Program Manager. Specific duties include: 

  • Direct liaison between the customer and CenturyLink Government Services for all project implementation and status reporting
  • Manage and implement complex network installations from initial site survey to sustainment
  • Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of all assigned weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual contract deliverables
  • Initiate change management reviews and contract modifications, and identify requirements for product and IT development
  • Program Management Reviews to include both customer and Senior Level CenturyLink 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
  • Current active Secret clearance required.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 209451

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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