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Risks/Issues Lead - Remote - 2225149

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

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

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

We are seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented professional to join our VA Digital Transformation System otherwise known as the OMEGA project team as the Risks and Issues Lead. In this critical role, you will be responsible for proactively identifying, assessing, mitigating, and resolving risks and issues throughout the entire project lifecycle. You will play a vital role in ensuring the project stays on track, meets deadlines, and achieves its overall objectives.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive risk management plan for the program
  • Analyze the likelihood and impact of each identified risk
  • Develop and implement effective mitigation plans to minimize the impact of risks
  • Coordinating mitigation plans across the stakeholders
  • Track and monitor the status of all risks and issues
  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential threats, vulnerabilities, and roadblocks
  • Proactively communicate risks and issues to project stakeholders, including escalation to senior management when necessary
  • Lead the development and execution of contingency plans for high-impact risks
  • Tracking mitigation plans and reporting on progress towards resolving identified risks and issues
  • Analyze trends in risks and issues to identify root causes and implement preventative measures
  • Work collaboratively with all project team members to foster a proactive risk management culture
  • Conduct periodic Risk Management trainings
  • Document all risk management activities and maintain clear and concise records
  • Stay up to date on industry best practices for risk management in IT projects
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple priorities

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:

  • 5+ years of experience in IT project management with a Solid focus on risk management
  • Experience in developing and implementing risk management plans
  • Proficient in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall)
  • Business Process Management Certification, or Six Sigma Certification, or Lean Certification or CMMI knowledge
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance, if required

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with risk management tools and techniques (e.g., FMEA, SWOT analysis)
  • Project Management Certification (PMI)

*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 $70,200 to $137,800 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: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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