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LEAD PROJECT MANAGER
Lumen     Phoenix, AZ 85067
 Posted 28 days    

**About Lumen**

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

**The Role**

The Project Manager is the primary single point of contact for large-scale deployments with significant complexity, unique requirements or that qualify as a “Special”. Responsible for planning, organizing and managing the customer's implementation to meet scope, timing and budget expectations and overall project outcomes. This role participates in and leads the completion of complex solutions to meet customer needs & is engaged according to PMO criteria and standards.

**The Main Responsibilities**

+ Develop, plan and manage implementation of activities for highly complex projects/programs for external/internal customers throughout their lifecycle

+ Accountable for timely project completion and delivery.

+ Analyzes work plans and schedules and develops project progress and status reports (including executive status updates)

+ Responsible for resource requirements/allocation.

+ Coordinate and facilitate project meetings.

+ Develop and distribute timely meeting minutes, to include track/manage action items and verify they are incorporated into the program schedule and that deliverables are met on time.

+ Assess/Manage risk, impacts and potential alternatives and escalate as required to the appropriate level of management.

+ Set program objectives and establish clear measures to successfully define and meet project deliverables and timelines. Utilize the change control process to track schedule changes.

+ Acts as project team leader & accountable for successful overall project completion

+ Through partnership with other staff organizations, define Key Performance Indicators (KPI), training, process standards, policies, and procedures. Associated with complex projects.

+ Ensure adherence to project related policies and processes

+ Reiterate scope, roles/responsibilities and schedule on a regular basis and provide team members a single point of contact for all project issues

+ Employs judgment to make business decisions about things that will impact the project, customer or company and has the authority to stop activities from proceeding when continuing to move forward would have a negative impact

+ Responsible for identifying and ensuring participation of all required internal and vendor resources to ensure the on-time delivery of sold services within budgetary guidelines.

+ Negotiates due dates based on resource/network availability to maintain Lumen’s profitability and to meet customer requirements.

+ Acts as customer facing single point of contact during the life of the project. Often dedicated to strategic global customers for repeat business.

+ Identifies additional sales opportunities and engages Sales organization as appropriate. Performance in part, is measured based on customer surveys completed upon delivery of services.

+ Understands project goals and objectives as it relates to customer’s business strategies and long-term needs. Deliverables include project assessment, team formation, schedule preparation, status/jeopardy reports, risk analysis, project status reports, and post implementation analysis.

+ Acts as mentor and team leader to other teammates

**What We Look For in a Candidate**

**Minimum:**

+ Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5+ years of related experience

+ Implementation experience with multiple of the following technologies: DWDM, Transport/Waves, MPLS, Managed Services, Voice (PRI, SIP, Porting, etc.), Security, SD WAN, Managed Enterprise Services, Meraki.

**Preferred:**

+ Implementation experience with more than one of the following technologies: DWDM, Transport/Waves, MPLS, Managed Services, Voice (PRI, SIP, Porting, etc.), Security, SD WAN, Managed Enterprise Services, Meraki, etc.

+ Experience leading multiple complex projects in the technology industry

+ Project Management Professional or PRINCE2 Certification

+ 6+ years in project management experience

**Compensation**

**What to Expect Next**

Requisition #: 333428

**Background Screening**

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/faq) . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

**Equal Employment Opportunities**

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, gender expression, 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.

**Disclaimer**

The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

**Salary Range**

**Salary Min :**

80510

**Salary Max :**

124280

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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Full Time

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