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IT Project Manager - Student Resources - Plano, TX

UnitedHealth Group

Plano, TX
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742329 IT Project Manager Student Resources Plano TX

IT Project Manager - Student Resources - Plano, TX (742329)

Position Description

You love to challenge the status quo. You thrive on exceeding goals, always making things better than you found them. Bring that passion to UnitedHealth Group and join us on a mission to help people live healthier lives. As an IT Project Manager, you'll work alongside a high caliber team as you drive innovation and business forward. You'll roll up your sleeves as you coordinate complete projects, defining performance and results. When you get into the driver's seat of this role, you will show your expertise in determining time frames, allotment of staffing and funding resources and leading others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements. This is no small opportunity.


As an IT Project Manager within UnitedHealthcare E&I Student Resources, you'll shift scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation to a gear you didn't even know you have. You'll take on tough challenges and create innovative solutions. Along the way, you'll grow and develop at a pace that energizes your career while you do your life's best work.(sm)


Positions in this function are involved in the definition, management, and implementation of significant UHCSR technology focused projects.  Positions are business specialists and technology generalists that manage, direct and interface with business clients.  Align technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with management.  Proactively identify opportunities, conduct analyses, needs assessments, cost/benefit assessments and broker other IS services.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assesses and interprets customer needs
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex analysis
  • Solves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analysis
  • Coaches, provides feedback, and guides others
  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience
  • Define project scope, deliverables, schedules, budgets and tasks
    • Work with client to define project objectives and plans
    • Understand and document client’s current working environment and processes
    • Estimate duration and resource requirements
    • Identify project risks
    • Identify project ROI
    • Identify and document areas for improvement through either system functionality or process re-engineering
    • Develop, document and present business solutions
  • Conduct project kickoff, steering committee, team meetings, brainstorming sessions and other project meeting facilitation
  • Track/manage projects from initiation to successful completion
  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues
  • Communicate project issues, problems, and changes
  • Successfully identify risk factors, develop risk mitigation strategies, and manage and mitigate risks
  • Lead projects to overall success
    • Manage the system implementation
    • Collaborate with the client to create standards and processes based on client-specific business needs
    • Prepare and deliver training as needed
    • Track system problems and enhancements
    • Work with technical team members to liaise between clients, technology, and vendors when troubleshooting problems
    • Serve as a focal point for all communication between the client, the project team, and other management
    • Collaborate with cross-functional departments as required
    • Set and manage expectations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1+ year of management/supervisory experience
  • 2+ years of experience leading projects with cross-functional staff with high integration across multiple lines of business
  • 2+ years of experience managing software development projects
  • Experience managing projects using either an agile software development methodology or a structured project management methodology, delivering projects on time and on budget
  • Experience in managing small, mid and large-scale projects
  • Experience with project teams in Process Mapping, Use Case development, and User Interface design
  • Proven track record of increasing demonstrated responsibility and success 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Computer proficiency with MS office products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health insurance industry experience
  • Formal project management training
  • PMP or other project management related certification
  • SQL Server experience

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)



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.



Job Keywords: project management, project manager, IT, SQL, health insurance, PM, PMP, UnitedHealth Group, UHG, Plano, TX, Texas

Job Details

  • Contest Number742329
  • Job TitleIT Project Manager - Student Resources - Plano, TX
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentEmployer and Individual

Job Location Information

  • Plano, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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