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CenturyLink Lead Project Manager - Federal in HERNDON, Virginia

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

The Lead Project Manager – Federal is a key position in the Strategic Government Program Management Organization. The Lead Project Manager-Federal will be responsible to lead cross functional teams in the planning and execution of all Government 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 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 Project Manager-Federal is responsible for preparing customer and high-level management Power Point presentations. The Lead Project Manager - Federal reports directly to the Manager – Federal Programs. Specific duties include:

  • Lifecycle Management of Government Contracts

  • Assist at the ground level with the integration of services and billing from Qwest/CenturyLink’s portfolio of voice, data, hosting, cloud and managed services

  • Direct liaison between the customer and CenturyLink Government Services (Contract Program Office, Pre-sales, Business Development, Planning and Execution, Project Management, Customer Relations, Billing and Contracts) to ensure all contractual obligations are met

  • Manage and implement complex Data Services installations to include both domestic and international services

  • Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of all 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 (PMR’s) to include both customer and senior level CenturyLink management.


  • 5-7 years of Federal Telecommunications Program Management and customer liaison experience a must

  • Solid understanding of Data Services installation activities for federal government agencies

  • 5-7 years of Federal Data Services Transition and Implementation Program Management

  • Strong working knowledge of CenturyLink Ordering and Provisioning processes desirable

  • Experience in the transition, implementation, management and execution of large-scale Federal Government Contracts to include vendor management

  • Possesses and has demonstrated strong, effective leadership skills

  • 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

  • Knowledge of the Networx Universal and Enterprise GSA Contract vehicle is desirable

  • Working knowledge of MS Project and associated MS Office suites

  • Requires strong knowledge of 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 - thorough understanding of Federal Government contracts

  • Ability to create and matrix-manage various functional teams Education

  • BA/BS in related field or equivalent experience

  • PMP/PMI certification is highly desirable.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 211666

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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