Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Project Manager
Job ID: 737461
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: HEALTH ECONOMICS
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

UPMC Health Plan has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Project Manager for its downtown Pittsburgh location at the U.S. Steel Tower.

 

The Sr. Project Manager will define and develop overall project objectives, scope and work plan and review and confirm with the internal client. He/she will recognize and anticipate scope and other project issues and communicate to internal client and project team as well as take appropriate measures.

 

The person in this role will need to anticipate key business issues, leverage solutions from dependent and related projects and generate new perspectives, frameworks or innovations that enable problem resolution. The Sr. Project Manager will systematically assess and then convey pros and cons of alternative solutions to complex, sophisticated, and sensitive issues and achieve consensus on direction/approach.

 

In addition, he/she will anticipate and define barriers to change with internal clients; devise plans to address change barriers and ensure acceptance of the change process, and dynamically lead presentations/work sessions to positively influence decisions and perceptions. The role will be responsible for managing in ambiguous situations with minimal direction, and build, direct and maintain motivated and diverse teams. Within the context of larger projects, supervision of project managers may be required.

 

These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, NCQA standards, and the mission, policies and procedures of the Health Plan and the Project Management Office. Demonstrating professionalism and commitment to meet UPMC Health Plan goals and objectives will be essential to the role

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the training needs of project teams and identify relevant training material/courses to address these needs.
  • Anticipate and define barriers to change with internal client; devise plans to address change barriers and ensure acceptance of the change process.
  • Anticipate key business issues, and implement comprehensive recommendations to achieve desired outcome.
  • Anticipate project issues, assess alternatives, and take appropriate measures to resolve in a professional, tactful manner.
  • Become recognized as a valued thought-partner by internal clients.
  • Build consensus between departments and business units.
  • Build follow-up mechanism/maintenance plan into project deliverables to ensure that changes to be implemented will be sustainable.
  • Cooperate closely with business leaders and/or relevant experts in resolving issues.
  • Create an environment that fosters compliance with accepted PMO methodologies and reflects industry best practices.
  • Define alternative/compromise solutions that address others' fundamental concerns and impacts on long-term relationships.
  • Define and develop overall project objectives, scope and work plan and review and confirm with internal client.
  • Delegate appropriate level of autonomy and decision - ensure that project issues are promptly and effectively handled and quality of work is achieved.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare sensitive information and communicate it directly to senior management.
  • Direct and execute creative analytic approaches/create new or adapt existing analytical methods and tools to solve problems.
  • Dynamically lead presentations/work sessions to positively influence decisions and perceptions.
  • Effectively lead large project teams and/or high-priority efforts to high-quality results.
  • Ensure business value has been delivered.
  • Ensure deliverables meet business objective, design specifications and quality standards.
  • Ensure that the most appropriate and efficient tools and techniques are selected and applied in accordance with project scope and time constraints.
  • Establish a mentoring environment.
  • Establish deliverable structure and content outline.
  • Generate innovative ideas which are strategically sound and challenge the status quo.
  • Generate new perspectives, frameworks or innovations that enable problem resolution.
  • Identify and mitigate business risks associated with projects.
  • Inform others of new and emerging topics/trends, technologies, and capabilities.
  • Leverage solutions from dependent and related projects.
  • Manage a large number of responsibilities in the face of competing priorities.
  • Manage in ambiguous situations with minimal direction.
  • Operate effectively in a fast changing environment.
  • Participate in and/or lead the comprehensive review of the projects being managed by other project managers; accurately assess project status and develop appropriate recommendations and assessment documents.
  • Participate in the development of new tools and resources.
  • Plan and execute communication of complex information to team members and stakeholder groups.
  • Plan, organize and control multiple responsibilities and cross-functional resources and ensure that the most appropriate resources are assigned to specific project roles.
  • Prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency and identify dependencies across projects.
  • Provide industry knowledge to projects.
  • Recognize and act decisively in urgent matters; make tough decisions which may influence the direction of the project.
  • Recognize and anticipate scope issues and communicate to internal client and team changes to the work plan.
  • Stimulate strategic thinking by internal clients.
  • Successfully build, direct and maintain motivated, empowered and diverse teams.
  • Systematically convey pros and cons of alternative solutions to complex, sophisticated, and sensitive issues and achieve consensus on direction/ approach.
  • Understand, analyze, and structure undefined, complex, and politically sensitive projects.

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Care, Management, or related field.
  • Masters degree preferred (extensive related experience will be considered).
  • 5 years of project management experience. Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Access, Excel, Microsoft Project, and other pertinent computer software packages.
  • Strong management, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written) are required.
  • Excellent Project Management skills along with effective planning and organizational skills. Ability to perform planning for large initiatives/projects, managing all tasks required to provide services to meet client and business needs within budget and targeted deadlines.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Minimum of PMP, PM, or Six Sigma Certificate with advanced project management certification strongly preferred.

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Salary Range: $33.94 to $57.47

Union Position: No

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