Director Local Network

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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

The Director of Local Network Implementation will provide management and direction for the Engineering and Construction organization within the Local Network Implementation team in the Mass Markets Northwest region.

The successful candidate will have a positive, collaborative attitude to work across organizations to bring in additional revenue, manage within approved capital and expense budgets, optimize capital expenditure and contribute to improved customer quality and overall network strategic growth.

The Main Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

OSP and ISP Engineering and Construction, internal and contract vendor resource decision-making, and general leadership to determine and define plant requirements and engineering solutions to meet service requirements and accomplish the objectives in the capital construction program.

Develop and implement innovative process/programs to provide high quality service within established time frames and to meet defined financial criteria.

Serve as the market lead and interface on all engineering and construction matters helping to ensure conformance to established practices and procedures for Engineering and Construction in the market.

Essential Job Functions:

+ Manage and administer the engineering and construction activities to provide an efficient operation to provide quality service in a timely manner.

+ Prepare plans and specifications on all projects within the market to support the development of the capital budget.

+ Provide LNI engineers guidelines and direction on designs and plans to evaluate and implement new services, technologies, and products within established standards.

+ Manage and supervise the development and maintenance of engineering and construction cost analysis to provide the basis for engineering and construction estimates and contract awards on a Market level.

+ Ensure the plans and specifications created by LNI support approved business strategies and provide a platform that supports future service requirements, ensuring Lumen System Practices are communicated and adhered to.

+ Stay abreast of industry issues and technologies through continuing education and actively participate in state and local industry committees/forums.

+ Manage and supervise staff by appraising performance, training, administering salaries, and communicating department objectives.

+ Collaborate, partner and support all organizations within the region and national staff in the operations of the area to achieve established objectives.

+ Manage strict adherence to Capital and Operating budgets.

What We Look For in a Candidate

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or the equivalent in training and experience.

+ Minimum 7-9 years inside & outside plant experience in telecommunications with in-depth knowledge of ISP/OSP equipment, designs, construction/installation or the equivalent in training and experience.

+ Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills are required to work cross-functionally, with bargained for and non-bargained for personnel, contractors and external vendors.

+ Comprehensive knowledge of network topologies spanning switching, access, and transport portions of the network.

+ Working knowledge of regulatory rules on a national and state level.

+ Perform analysis and comparisons of technical information and the ability to prepare written and oral reports to read out the findings.

+ Working knowledge of and the ability to perform economic analysis including internal rate of return analysis, discounted payback period, net present value, profit index, buy-vs.-lease analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and breakeven analysis.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

+ Self-motivated, quick learner and able to manage multiple projects at once.


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

$128310 – $171080 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$135060 – $180080 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$141820 – $189090 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$148570 – $198090 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and 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.

Requisition #: 333227

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.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lum

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Job Posting: JC258174492

Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

Updated On: Apr 19, 2024

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