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.


Job Summary

The Lead Engineer position will require both technical expertise and project management competency.  This position will be the focal point for government site implementations from initial site survey to final quality control checks at project completion.  The Lead Engineer will work directly with site contacts, subcontractors, government customers, and internal team members to facilitate efficient site designs and implementations.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the oversight of site implementation to include site surveys, design, permitting, construction, cabinet installation, and any other associated tasks at assigned sites in the network.
  • Formulates BOEs for assigned projects and proposals as necessary.
  • Consults with program personnel, customer contacts, subcontractors, suppliers, and personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate SOWs, BOMs, and EDPs.
  • Coordinate VARs for all personnel working at assigned sites.
  • Address site issues as they occur and report resolution to management and the government customer in a timely manner.
  • Conduct all site surveys at assigned sites and be the POC for all subcontractor and customer coordination and issues.
  • Assist project managers with master schedule input for site tasks.
  • Considers materials, labor, equipment, tools, and transportation for estimations. 
  • Analyze drawings and other documentation to prepare SOWs, BOMs, EDPs, and Quote Technical Evaluations.  Confer with management, engineers, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to documentation.
  • Learn the COMSEC procedures for the individual assigned sites.  Assist FSO with COMSEC training of Field Operations personnel assigned to the sites as needed.
  • Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on SOW content and scheduling.
  • Familiar with standards, practices, and procedures related to Telecom ISP and OSP installations.
  • Plan and coordinate the scope and tasks to be accomplished for all site visits with program personnel, customer representatives and vendor personnel.  Compile detailed notes and diagrams for all phases of work to be performed.
  • Coordinate floor plans drawings and PDS diagrams.
  • Complete complex and specialty types of outside plant, inside plant, security and secure network system designs.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager or Program Director.
  • Multitasks with multiple site projects at any given time.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Requires technical knowledge of Telecom ISP design and installation with the ability to use material and infrastructure estimating methods. The same knowledge and abilities relative to OSP design and construction are desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).
  • BICSI RCDD Certification is preferred, but not required at time of hire.  However, the candidate will be required to attain the certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Some level of BICSI ISP/OSP certification is required at time of hire.
  • PMP Certification a plus, but not required.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a current TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Must be willing to travel when needed up to 50%.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 199511

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

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Full time
Herndon, VA 20170, US