Information Technology - Denver, CO

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The Lead IT Project Manager has responsibilities for leading strategic and tactical projects and/or programs on a day-to-day basis. This includes creation of project plans, business cases, design strategies, resource management, budget management, cross-organizational coordination, vendor management, executive communications/reporting, and critical issue resolution and escalations.

The Lead IT Project Manager is also responsible for the following:

Ensure project meets the expected budgetary and scheduling guidelines.

Ensure business case accurately reflects IT costs and is updated as changes occur.

Usher the business case through the central governance approval process and adhere to all standard procedures.

Diligently monitor project progress using work plan and project plan tools.

Enforce strict change management practices to meet project timelines and client expectations.

Work closely with development and test teams to effectively understand project details and manage project tasks.

Apply risk mitigation strategies to project plan to ensure overall project success.

Effectively communicate project status and issues to management and present options for issue resolution.

Recommend process improvements.

Analyze process risks and inefficiencies.

Ensure client/stakeholder partnership to ensure overall satisfaction with the project.

Coordinate with all appropriate groups and personnel to ensure excellent delivery of programs.

Provide all necessary data for tracking, planning and program evaluation to ensure data accuracy in program management tools.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration, or equivalent experience.

5 years Project Management work experience.

Knowledge of business and technology work processes and the ability to use this knowledge when consulting across organizations.

Ability to manage projects with little supervision and provide status and issues to executives and upper management.

Proven ability to influence others and to build trusting relationships with clients and peers.

Proven skills in program/project management.

Outstanding ability to develop a strategic and tactical plan from a concept.

Outstanding ability to develop an integrated, cross-organizational project plan.

Strong initiative and creativity in gathering and analyzing data.

Ability to manage multiple priorities, set direction, and solve problems in a fast-paced environment.

Strong communications and presentation skills, including ability to summarize and concisely share key project information at all levels of the organization.

Strong ability to provide leadership/mentoring to other team members.

Strong ability to manage a business case and program budget.

Must have proven ability to drive and coordinate the tasks of a large, matrixed project

Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.

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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