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Scheduler - VA Digital Transformation Center - 2225163

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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.

The Scheduler is an integral member of the Program Management Office (PMO) and is responsible for the development and maintenance of an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for various projects. The Scheduler is also responsible for generating and maintaining the critical path networks and logic, and controlling and tracking changes to the schedule baseline. The Scheduler will be responsible for determining risk with tasks within the project schedule critical path network. The Scheduler works with project managers to develop detailed schedules and assists the project managers in keeping those schedules current. The Scheduler coordinates and maintains with program management the integration of multiple project schedules into an overall Program Schedule.

Additionally, the Scheduler will provide schedule performance visibility to program management through metrics, reports and briefings.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing detailed Schedules and maintaining them for weekly deliverables to the client
  • Reviewing, comparing, and analyzing schedule performance against baseline program plans
  • Analyzing schedules with the ability to identify and make recommendations to ensure completeness, while minimizing risks, and promoting processes to help ensure schedule viability and usefulness to the customer, including discovery and tracking of critical paths for decision-making
  • Collaboration with program and project managers to derive and create metrics for process improvement
  • Forecasting performance and performing risk analysis of schedules, and providing management with an understanding of the current schedule, risks, opportunities, and recommended actions to ensure future performance

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:

  • 3+ years of experience in scheduling systems to include schedule planning, schedule development, and schedule analysis
  • Experience involving the development of Integrated Master Schedules
  • Solid knowledge of MS Project
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance, if required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment

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

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $88,000 to $173,200 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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.