Senior Contract Manager - North Denver area

Date: Aug 18, 2019

Location: LITTLETON, CO, US, 801200000

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

Responsible for renewing various Right-of-Way Agreements, Building Access Agreements and 3rd Party Fiber/Conduit/ Pole Agreements related to the Company’s fiber-optic network across North America. Manages numerous negotiations simultaneously as well as develops and delivers progress reports and various metrics for the Network Infrastructure Services department. Contract Renewals will include but not be limited to the following: projects involving network growth and integrity, use of third party assets (including utility poles, conduits and dark fiber), management of rights-of way, franchise and other licenses necessary for the placement and operation of the network.

Job Description

  • Acts as OSP project manager for those assigned construction projects within the Contract Manager’s territory.
  • Acts as primary lead for the negotiation and acquisition of building access agreements, right-of-way and franchise agreements, and infrastructure contracts such as dark fiber agreements or conduit agreements.
  • Coordinates delivery and integration of right of way and infrastructure components with other functional groups.
  • Forecasts and manages expenditures related to right of way and infrastructure contracts and track impact to network expense, operating expense and capital expense budgets.
  • In cooperation with other functional groups, develops projects related to network expansion, operation and maintenance, requiring right-of-way agreements or third party asset acquisition.
  • Mentors, trains and provides direction to other Contract Managers and Analysts.
  • Provides estimated costs of various right of way and infrastructure components of projects related to building additions or network expansion/integration projects.
  • Provides expertise as a Subject Matter Expert as required by the company.
  • Provides right of way and infrastructure related expertise as needed by the company.
  • Provides support and expertise to post execution management of various right of way and infrastructure agreements to include: assembling contract deliverables, proper entry of related data into company tracking and financial databases, payment and analysis of invoices, contract renewals, etc.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

Strong experience in contract negotiation and management is required. Proficient use of Microsoft Office is essential. Experience in outside plant design and/or construction, or network planning is preferred. Additional experience in business management, financial management or the legal field is preferred. Must be a strong multi-tasker and have experience coordinating across departments. Experience with interfacing with various municipal agencies is required. Must have good visual acuity. Must be able to travel occasionally by airplane , automobile or other public mode of transportation. Must be able to work in a general office environment and be able to operate a computer and associated peripherals. Must be able to operate a telephone and communicate effectively with same.


Basic Qualifications

Minimum skills required to perform in this role.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or 10 plus years of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience is described as:

  Job experience in similar industry

  Job experience with similar essential duties Physical Requirements:

  Office – Sits 5 to 7 hours per day; Bend, reach, stoop and crouch; lift 10 lbs.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
Education and Experience

  Experience:  10+ yrs

  Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

  Field Of Study:  Management, Finance or related field

  Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition #: 211560

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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.

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