Project Manager - Master Scheduler - Remote

Optum Remote
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March 23, 2023
Prairie, MN

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing project schedules

    • Updating, adding, project schedule task

    • Loading project calendars to the schedule

    • Adding resources

    • Setting up predecessor and successor task in the schedule

    • Linking task

    • Tracking Milestones

    • Passing all Federal Checks (standards) for a project schedule

    • Resource leveling the project schedule

    • Calculating CPI, SPI, BEI

  • Multiple projects simultaneously. These will be capital projects involved in updating and consolidating functionality in various systems related to provider demographics

  • Heavily involved with setting up recurring status meetings with the business, fielding questions from the business, as well as handling issues that arise from the business

  • Anticipating issues and acting proactively to address potential issues

  • Gathering and updating project materials, completing budgeting, forecasting, project documentation, business flows, and lessons learned documents

  • Speaking to details of the project to both the business and technical teams from beginning to end of all projects

  • Obtaining maximum value from Information Technology project management services

  • Utilizing organizational resources appropriately

  • Management of key projects to ensure successful completion

  • Managing cross-functional interdependencies

  • Improving processes to optimize performance and value over time

  • Providing risk management and issue/problem resolution as required

  • Defining work strategies, aligning these with resources and desired client outcomes, and overseeing planning and execution of the work

  • Ensuring technology solutions are managed to support business strategies, often working with senior management

  • Directing the integration of technical aspects of all related projects/programs

  • Conducting analyses, needs assessments, and cost/benefit assessments and helping to broker other technology services

  • Monitoring financials to ensure budget compliance

  • Release management

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • 5 years of Microsoft Project experience - working with multiple project schedules

  • 5 years of IT Project Management experience

  • 3 years of working hands-on with all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle

  • 3 years of data gathering/analysis and writing system requirements

  • Experience working with test plans and test cases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating Joint Application Design (JAD) session

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Healthcare Information Exchange, EDI, Healthcare Industry experience

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Proficiency with MS Project

  • Proficiency with MS Visio

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


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