Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.
This position is requires highly specialized and/or technically complex knowledge and skills in the management of Network Joint Use Operations. This position is responsible for setting strategic long-term Joint Use goals requiring integration of diverse Joint Use processes into a more cohesive business unit.
This position participates in the development of corporate-wide Joint Use processes and programs to ensure effective achievement of corporate strategic objectives. Ensures budgets meet corporate requirements. This position represents CenturyLink as an expert at professional and trade organizations, as well as, an expert witness at regulatory hearings.
Manage a work staff while coordinating multiple detailed projects, contracts, and customer relationships.
Create and maintain a cooperative work environment to solve negotiation requests from entities to attach and/or occupy CenturyLink facilities
Developing new processes or implementing new technologies to make existing Joint Use processes more efficient
Analyze contract rates and current portfolio data points to assist with negotiations and to align with corporate financial strategies.
Proactively implement programs to ensure CenturyLink's Network is not being abused by unauthorized activities and/or other attaching entities.
Proactively identify potential cost savings or cost avoidance opportunities and create solutions or change strategy in order to achieve objectives.
Interpret Federal and State regulations and procedures with the ability to communicate that knowledge both internally and externally.
Share knowledge with Legal and Regulatory business units creating responses to new Regulations, developing Regulatory language to communicate that knowledge both internally and externally to obtain desired results, and imparting expert testimony at regulatory hearings.
National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) application and development of NESC violation Plans of Corrections
Participation on Steering/Governance Committees providing oversight over National Pole Programs
Responsibility for creation and management of expense budgets, accountability in payments for activities impacting network capital and expense transactions through CenturyLink's systems.
Other duties as assigned
Baccalaureate degree plus at least eight (8) years or more of communications industry experience in networking area demonstrating leadership and advanced technical knowledge as the primary leader directing the work of other professionals or equivalent work experience or equivalent experience.
Ability to travel as much as 20%-30%.
Experienced in the bidding, negotiation and approval of engineering, installation and construction contracts with multiple internal and external customers.
Experience in a technically oriented business is highly preferred; experience in the telecommunications industry will be a plus.
Previous experience and knowledge in all aspects of Engineering, Equipment Installation, & OSP Construction, and contract policies and procedures, as well as, the Construction Certification Program requirements.
Knowledge of CenturyLink Proprietary Systems, SAP, Fireworks, BidMaster, JDS, WFMT, NDS, CLM and APO.
Bachelors or Equivalent
US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-North Carolina-Wake Forest; US-Oregon-Portland; US-Washington-Vancouver
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Website : http://www.centurylink.com/
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.