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Lumen Outside Plant Construction Program Manager- Gardner, KS in GARDNER, Kansas

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Sr. Network Implementation Program Manager (aka CPA) position will plan, schedule, coordinate, and project manage a wide variety of projects involving the construction of ISP and OSP facilities, buildings, road moves, etc. including the oversight of engineers, construction supervisors, contractors, various trade workers, project managers, etc to effectively monitor and manage quality and completion of work and resolve specific issues, as well as , to accurately report on the progress of a project to include updating databases as applicable (i.e.- Fiber to the x (FTTx), Customer Designed Fiber Services (CDFS), Alternative Form of Regulation (AFOR), and Global Passive Optical Networks (GPON)). This position must ensure projects are completed with quality, on budget and within time constraints.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Manage project, administer implementation, and provide field perspective of necessary work functions/approve contractor invoices

  • Assists Engineering by interfacing between engineering and external contractors in preparation of projects, assisting and resolving issues, reviewing engineering work prints and handbooks; and vendor installation processes in accordance with Lumen standards

  • Provides feedback to internal and external construction personnel by communicating feedback regularly; reporting housekeeping issues, and maintaining knowledge of engineering standards, practices and procedures

  • Proven experience reading blueprints and schematics o Proven experience and knowledge of building codes and relevant laws to ensure the project is in compliance with building standards and regulations

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Experience in OSP engineering

  • Experience in OSP capital and maintenance construction and splicing of copper and fiber cable

  • Thorough understanding of State DOT requirements.

  • Experience with customers from diverse backgrounds and service/product needs.


  • Baccalaureate degree plus 4+ years or more of experience in telecommunications industry demonstrating experience and knowledge in the aspects of Engineering, ISP & OSP Construction, and contract policies and procedures or equivalent work experience or equivalent experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction practices and procedures, including underground, buried and aerial construction of copper and fiber facilities. Central office configurations and routing switching. o Previous experience with supervision of projects, or project management.

Preferred :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field, preferred

  • Previous supervision/project management in construction or telecommunications environment

  • Previous OSP and ISP engineering o Knowledge of Lumen Proprietary Systems, including SAP, Fireworks, BidMaster, ARMOR, WFMT, NDS, etc. as well as engineering and construction processes and accounting.

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 230663

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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.


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