Operations/ Management

Senior Project Manager

About the role:

You will have the opportunity to directly partner with executive level business champions to identify, evaluate and deploy projects at a national level spanning across multiple business segments, UHC and Optum departments. This is a challenging role that relies on your ability to effectively manage projects and build relationships with stakeholders. Your ability to use various methodologies and tools to collaborate in a cross-matrix environment will drive long term success keeping projects on track within the project scope and timeline.

Careers with Optum offer flexible work arrangements and individuals who live and work in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to split their monthly work hours between our Dublin office and telecommuting from a home-based office.


  • Lead or help develop project scope statements, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program / project charter, Statement of Work, Business Vision Document) for the delivery of key strategic and affordability initiatives.
  • Drive strategic initiatives across various functions within the business from inception through post deployment monitoring
  • Develop and maintain project plans, tasks, deliverables, dependencies and resource requirements
  • Lead coordination and completion of projects across various functional areas
  • Provide regular project updates that cover program implementation plans / project risk / issue management plans and strategies (e.g., mitigation, avoidance, transfer, acceptance)
  • Establish / apply quality objectives, criteria, standards and levels using appropriate quality management methods, with stakeholder input (e.g., key performance indicators, scope definition)
  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to established quality standards.
  • Monitor and control projects ensuring efficient utilization of project resources
  • Provide input into and/or develop relevant policies, procedures, and/or work tools to support new or updated business processes

Required Qualifications:

  • Significant Project Management experience
  • Proven experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely to leadership
  • Strong communication skill sets, with the ability to support and present information in a variety of different formats to all levels of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work a portion of monthly work hours from our Dublin office is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prince 2 project management qualification OR Project Management Certification PMP
  • Previous experience standing up a new business or business change initiative
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience working across multiple countries
  • Previous experience working within a large multinational matrixed environment
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities and projects
  • Proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint