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CenturyLink Federal Program Manager II in HERNDON, Virginia

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

The Role

Responsible for all facets of program management activities, with a focus on overall customer satisfaction. Supporting multiple large aand small agencies needs from quoting through to billing. Support all Sales initiatives will working closely with customers and vendors to deliver product and solutions for the customer.

The Main Responsibilities

Essential Duties

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

  • Successfully monitor service delivery across all program areas 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

What We Look For in a Candidate

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • PMP required

  • Specific knowledge or experienc with GSA contracts is a plus.

  • 7+ years as a Program/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

  • Advanced Excel skills

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Front Royal; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 223253

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/

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.