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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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 at for more information.

Job Summary

This position develops, plans and manages implementation of activities for extremely highly complex projects/programs for external/internal customers. Responsible for all facets of program management activities, with a focus on overall customer satisfaction.

Job Description

  • Responsible for budget and expense control for project and strategic alignment of project to corporate objectives.

  • Accountable for timely project completion and delivery.

  • Analyzes work plans and schedules.

  • Responsible for resource requirements/allocation.

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

  • Acts as project/program team leader.

  • Develops project progress and status reports

  • Deliver on all program requirements including technical, cost, schedule, and quality performance that could involve cost overruns and deficiencies.

  • Successfully service delivery across all program areas including Monitor programs to ensure it follows a well-defined and detailed work scope, schedule, and budget

  • Ensure appropriate management, customer and supplier involvement throughout the life of the program.

  • Ensure conformity to contractual obligations; establish and maintain technical and financial reports to show program progress

  • Formulate and enforce work standards, subcontractor management and performance, and customer satisfaction and alignment of these with the objectives of a program.

  • Integrate various activities and task areas to ensure effective client support

  • Manage resources across projects, and maintain/track contract deliverables, schedule, and budget.

  • Recommends changes to improve processes and alleviate process inaccuracy and duplication.

  • Work closely with Sales, Procurement and Engineering to define and develop subcontract Statements of Work and Vendor contract documents.

  • Employ risk mitigation practices to ensure subcontractor’s ability to perform within cost and schedule.

  • Monitor and report cost, schedule, and status of subcontractors and recommend or implement corrective action as necessary.

  • Prepare subcontract documentation in accordance with established company, and customer processes


  • PMP Certification required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and related experience

  • 8+ years related experience

  • Excellent briefing, writing, communication, administrative and organizational skills. Must demonstrate ability to take initiative and to work independently, under stringent timelines and as member of a team

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

  • Knowledge of GSA contracts (including WITS, Networx) a plus

  • Experience/Familiarity with small and large network transitions a plus

  • Comfortable working with various internal teams (Legal, Contracts, Procurement)


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 210403

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

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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.