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Director Construction Services & Workforce Management

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Employer (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. Employer 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 Employer for more information.

Job Summary

Facilitates and administers Employer---s construction outsourcing and CMS (Construction Management Center) functions. Administers the competitive bid process for all outsourced construction services and resources; establishes and communicate and reviews standards and procedures to Engineering and Construction teams to ensure compliance and help ensure the most efficient use our capital investments. Evaluate, qualify and establish relationship with outsource construction partner, evaluating competence, and compliance to Employer policies and practices.

Job Description

    Also leads a team of management and occupational employees responsible for scheduling, routing, force-to-load management of company and contracted resources. Responsible for ordering, shipping, inventory management of materials, and cycle time management and reconciliation of associated jobs. Manage the buried service wire and Cable Transfer Administration Program (CTAP).
    This position is responsible for construction activity that supports a local market footprint of approx. 8.5 million access lines across 29--states and approx $850M of annual capital investment
    Close working relationship with internal Engineering and Operations teams --- maintains and coordinates with Local Network Implementation--Teams to ensure availability of construction resources, and optimize Employer---s network construction investments. Work with cross functional partners to minimize handoffs to ensure process optimization and efficiency
    Consistent communication and feedback to Engineering and Business Unit Operations Teams of network initiatives, and timelines
    Recruit, hire, manage and direct both occupational and management staff performing the duties outlined below.-- Ensure that team is appropriately staffed to meet committed dates for customer and network projects.-- Manage contractors to provide overflow support as workload necessitates
    Responsibility, and Administration of all Local Network Implementation (LNI) Contracts: Engineering; Equipment Installation; Outside Plant Construction
    Establish Line Extension (General Contractor) resources thru competitive bid process


    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor---s degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field
    • 10 years related work experience managing in the telecommunications industry
    • Experience in telecommunications technologies and architectures, network construction, engineering and operations including, but not limited to: OSP, Central Office configurations, Optical technologies and Voice over IP protocol, routing and switching, Video Digital Subscriber Line and Digital Subscriber line
    • Strong track record in delivering service, working with customers and exceeding expectations
    • Experience in a supervisory role with demonstrated success in managing a team of 10 or more employees, management and/or occupational, and leading the team to meet/exceed set expectations

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Masters Degree in Business
      • General knowledge of each states requirements concerning pole contacts, as well as familiarity with the FCC Telecommunications Act.



        Bachelors or Equivalent

        Masters or Equivalent

        Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Washington-Seattle

        Requisition #: 169122

        This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at Employer

        This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union.-- Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b)-- required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.


        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.



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