CenturyLink Real Estate Project Manager in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com 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 http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

This position will project manager technical site exits.

Job Description

  • Create and maintain the Project Plans (with major milestones) that details out every dependency

  • Initiate and track downstream groups at the appropriate times (Planning, Account Teams, Field, AMO, etc.)

  • Recurring meetings to keep near-term tasks on track

  • Work with Sales Account Teams to notify and coordinate impact to customers due to site closures, including leading meetings with account teams and customers.

  • Forecast and manage Capex & Opex budgets

  • Identify and remove roadblocks

  • Weekly/Monthly Project Updates

  • Collaboration/coordination with Legal and Corporate Real Estate on restoration obligations

  • Accurately budget/forecast ARO Restoration costs

  • Communicate/negotiate restoration terms with Landlord

  • Coordinate with Procurement equipment disposition.

  • Support the development of Real Estate Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for strategic portfolio optimization, to include detailed market-level plans

  • Collaborate closely and frequently with key internal stakeholders to ensure alignment on site exit process, procedures, and job aides.

  • Portfolio Financials and Business Cases

Scope of responsibility for this position is to reduce the lease rent and utility expense associated within the CRE portfolio that includes:

  • 63M sq. ft. of space in over 22,000 locations - 73% owned / 27% leased

  • $370M in rent expense

  • $400M in utility expense

  • $130M in operations expense


Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to understand complex lease agreement terms & conditions unique to each property location

  • Ability to understand real estate portfolio and the drivers of major principal use, cost per Sq. Ft., owned vs leased properties, and apply it to day to day decisions.

  • Good understanding of various corporate support functions (Legal, Risk Management/Environmental, etc.), and how to effectively and efficiently utilize those resources for successful portfolio management.

  • Ability to analyze, modify, and/or effectively implement processes where necessary for successful program delivery.

  • Knowledge of computers for use with applications, databases, spreadsheets, MS Office Suite©, and other relevant software packages.

  • Detail oriented with strong planning, monitoring and follow-up skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in oral and written communication, interpersonal relationship building, decision making skills

  • Demonstrated experience in managing capital, expense and revenue budgets to positively impact direct margin and total cost performance

  • Analytical skills and experience in negotiation with landlords, suppliers and business units.

  • Experience in Real Estate or Finance or Operations

  • Demonstrated drive for continuous learning and improvement

  • Strong team player and professional role model

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 4+ with a Master's Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree, in Business, Finance, Engineering or Real-Estate related fields such as Commercial Real Estate, Facility Management, Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management

  • Minimum 5 years of technical, financial, negotiation experience in a telecommunications industry, including detailed technical knowledge of telecommunications equipment

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Real Estate operational principles, techniques and laws involved in the ownership and leasing of telecommunications facilities and administrative facilities.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 191421

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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