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Lumen Lead Project Manager - Apopka FL, Monroe LA, Broomfield CO, Midvale UT, Omaha NE, Des Moines IA in DES MOINES, Iowa

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, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Lead Project Manager is the primary single point of contact for large-scale deployments with significant complexity. Working within North American Operations it is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing implementation to meet scope, timing, and budget expectations, as well as overall project/program outcome. This role participates in and leads the completion of complex transformation projects to drive customer and employee experience improvements with a focused effort on cost reduction.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan, and manage implementation of activities for highly complex projects/programs throughout their lifecycle, including oversight of development activities

  • Acts as project team lead, accountable for driving successful execution of project/program

  • Deliverables include project assessment, team formation, schedule preparation, status/jeopardy reports, risk analysis, development oversight, and post implementation analysis

  • Analyzes work plans and schedules, develops program progress and status reports, manages pipeline prioritization based on business value, provides executive status updates

  • Defines project measures of success, establishes process standards, policies, and procedures

  • Ensure adherence to project/program 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/program, customer, or company and has the authority to stop activities from proceeding when continuing to move forward would have a negative impact

  • Understands project goals and objectives as it relates to business strategies and long-term needs

What We Look For in a Candidate


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5+ years of direct project management experience

  • Project Management Professional or Project Certification, Scrum Master Certification, experience with lean and agile methodologies

  • Highly organized and professional with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Requires minimal supervision and works effectively within tight deadlines and firm schedules

  • Exhibits good business judgement with the ability to overcome obstacles and think strategically to solve business problems

  • Willing to travel 20% to 30% domestically and on occasion with short notice


  • Familiarity with project tracking tools, preferably Smartsheet, MS Project, JIRA, and Confluence

  • Experience creating executive level presentations that are professional in appearance with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, able to present findings to Senior Leadership in a concise and professional manner

  • Proficient with Microsoft O365 applications, Teams, SharePoint, PBI, Planner

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 245921

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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