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UT Health Senior Project Manager - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Project Manager - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2100025X

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

The Center for Health Care Data (CHCD) has been named the administrator for the Texas All Payer Claims Database (APCD). This high visibility project will require coordination with stakeholders and partners and development of processes for project implementation and ongoing operations. The project goal is to create a comprehensive database of healthcare delivery and cost information in order to improve outcomes and quality for the health of Texas. The Senior Project Manager will plan, organize and coordinate project management activities ensuring that the project is successfully implemented within budget, on-schedule and exceeds project expectations.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordination and management of detail-oriented project planning, project development, and strategic planning among various staff and determines proper project delivery methods.

  • Oversees and performs cost estimating, design, project scheduling and budgeting, quality assurance, communication, and procurement for sub-contractors and stakeholders across all project platforms.

  • Identify, develop, and gather resources to complete the project on time. This may include preparing designs and work specifications; developing project schedules, budgets and forecasts; and selecting materials, equipment, and project staff. May liaise with other operational areas in the organization to secure specialized resources and contributions for the project.

  • May manage ongoing procurements and vendor relationships for state initiatives. Researches new customer prospects and writes formal proposals for business bids. Oversees the submission and renewals of formal proposals with administration, UT Healths legal department and qualified data users to generate new income and retention of project sites.

  • Ensures project controls, tracking and performance measurement, reporting and project delivery objectives are met. Monitors progress and performance against the project plan; takes action to resolve operational problems and minimize delays.

  • Oversees frequent and effective communications, internally and externally with multiple stakeholders..

  • Responsible for assisting with the management, implementation, and launch of new products and services. Supports upper management with long-term planning, external relationship development, and staff development.

  • May conduct onsite visits, meetings, observations and on the job training.

  • 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of healthcare systems and payment mechanisms.

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

  • Competency using MSWord; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook, MS Teams and project management tools.

Minimum Education:

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

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

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