CenturyLink Federal Project Manager II in Herndon, Virginia
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.
The Project Manager is the primary project expert ensuring all business and project goals are met while also managing all aspects of the project schedule, reports, resources and budgets.
General Project Manager Duties
Acts as the project expert retaining and communicating all project history
Creates organization methods and tools specific to individual projects as needed for project success
Effectively communicates and controls project scope, schedules, assignments, and open issues both with the internal team and clients
Effectively leads and facilitates project meetings and presentations
Proactively predicts and communicates issues/risks and consults with clients and team leads to find creative solutions
Leads project team to ensure deadlines are met, and within budget
Manages all activities within project team to ensure progress is sustained and project goals are fulfilled
Manages project finances; monitors and controls expenses and communicates variances with management and clients
Manages support contracts and issue tracking for clients
Exercises authority to make decisions and resolve disputes; escalates issues to Director of Project Management when necessary
Circuit Delivery Project Management Requirements
Understands circuit technologies, and circuit delivery processes and procedures
Familiar with circuit provisioning terminology
Has experience with all aspects of circuit deliveries: ordering process, circuit extensions, testing parameters, troubleshooting techniques
Can communicate effectively with internal circuit provisioning teams and external customers and end-user community
Has performed circuit delivery duties for DOD customers
Has implemented circuit deliveries for CONUS and OCONUS US DOD customers, especially to Middle East and Pacific Rim DOD sites
Education and Experience
Experience: 5+ years working in the Optical Transport / Circuit arena
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes
Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance (SECRET).
3-5 years as a Project Manager with increasing responsibility, preferably with experience with contracts
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
Experience managing a team of program and/or project managers
Candidates requiring assistance and or sponsorship cannot be considered. Preferred candidates will have a current U.S. government security clearance and or a willingness and ability to obtain one.
No travel is expected, although some travel duties may arise, based on level of expertise and program needs. No more than 10%.
Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Ashburn; US-Virginia-Herndon
Requisition # : 185731
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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