Senior Project Manager- Central Administration

Houston, TX

Senior Project Manager- Central Administration

Location: Houston, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002BU

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Plans, organizes and coordinates project management activities across a variety of areas, Operations, and all areas associated with the project in order to ensure the implementation of projects in a manner that maintains within budget, on-schedule, and of the highest quality.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.

  2. Full project lifecycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.

  3. Actively participates in establishing practices, templates/policies, project documentation, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.

  4. Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.

  5. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

  6. Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

  7. Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.

  8. Prepare detailed project plan for all phases of the project.

  9. Coordination and management of project planning, project development, and strategic planning among various staff and determines proper project delivery methods.

  10. Understand interdependencies between IT, operations and business needs needed to achieve project success.

  11. Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables.

  12. Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across project stakeholders and leadership.

  13. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.

  14. Oversee and manage project processes to include estimation, design, scheduling, quality assurance, communication, and procurement.

  15. Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing project budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; and initiating corrective actions.

  16. Ensures project controls, tracking and performance measurement, and reporting and product delivery objectives are met.

  17. May manage Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  18. Performs other duties as assigned.


Advanced experience in Microsoft Office products

Experience with project specific software and systems

Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in project management, leadership and planning, administration, or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Seven years of experience in project management.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.