Senior Manager Local Network Implementation

Company Name: CenturyLink

Location: KENT, WA, US - 98032

Job Duration: 2024-05-14 to 2024-06-13


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

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

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for managing our Engineering and Construction team. Our Engineering and Construction team is responsible for building out our network in a given territory and will be a highly visible position as well as being customer facing. The Manager will be responsible for Inside Plant and Outside Plant Engineering and will have direct reports that are a combination of Engineer I’s, Engineer II’s, Senior Engineers and Network Implementation Project Managers.

Location and Schedule

  • Primary location will be Kent, WA, with a travel expectation of 25%.
  • Must be accessible 24 X 7 X 365. Standard work schedule Monday-Friday 8a-5p working from the office. 


The Main Responsibilities

  • Manager will be responsible for managing people, budgets, and customer commitments for a designated territory.
  • Manage and supervise staff by appraising performance, training, administering salaries, and communicating department objectives.
  • Drive continued training on new systems, improve processes and procedures and push initiatives throughout the organization.
  • Help support both Lumen engineering teams and engineering contractors with quality and following of processes and productivity.
  • Participate in the process of negotiating and or bidding of projects with vendors/contractors for the construction/installation of OSP facilities.
  • Responsible for capital and expense budgets to support area along with meeting and exceeding required build schedules for Fiber to the Tower ( FTTT), Ethernet, Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and business as usual work including growth, rehab, road moves and preservation work.
  • Communicate results of cost analysis and provide direction on implementation and the network impact related to major plant additions and rearrangements.
  • Communicate and interact with Local municipalities working through challenges, roadblocks and other issues that may hinder our ability to serve customers. 
  • Manage and direct plans and specifications to provide high quality service within established time frames and to meet defined financial criteria.


What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and training.
  • 5-7 years of telecommunications engineering and construction knowledge and experience.
  • 2+ year of previous supervisory or leadership experience.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills required, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, etc.). Working knowledge of Fireworks, BidMaster, Site Tracker, JDS, Armor, Brain and other engineering systems preferred. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering / construction practices and procedures, including underground, buried and aerial construction of copper and fiber facilities, road moves experience required.


 The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$123210 – $164280 in these states: OR
$129080 – $172100 in these states: WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs. 

What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 333603

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. 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.


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.