Oregon Health & Science University

EMPO Project Manager, Intermediate

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Information Technology Group (ITG)
Salary Range
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position is part of the Enterprise Program Management Office and is responsible for establishing standardized templates, processes, and methodologies to facilitate the delivery of a complex strategic program of work across all Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) missions.
This position is responsible for managing large-scale, complex, highly-visible strategic initiatives at the direction of the EPMO Director. The management of projects and all related activities across OHSU enterprise is a critical task. The Project Manager has complete responsibility to implement complex projects within OHSU. Performing Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and creation/evaluation of Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI) and other project life cycle tasks are expected of this position. This position may also be responsible for assigning tasks to other project team members and monitoring their progress throughout the project life cycle. This position might also be involved with managing vendor contracts.
Industry standard Project Management methodologies such as those from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and standard OHSU structured project management processes are used to implement and support all work activities ranging from formal projects to daily work.  This position is expected to perform the duties below with minimal guidance and supervision. This position requires independent judgment and expertise, especially in the areas related to consultation, training, and development tasks. At times the project manager may be required to perform business analysis, quality assurance, communications development and outreach, as well as other project work when such resources are not available. The Incumbent might also be asked to be engaged in supporting, developing, mentoring, and presenting on the practices and techniques supporting the field of project management to ITG, OHSU, and potentially external groups.

Function/Duties of Position

Project Management:
Works with both internal and external resources to collaboratively plan, organize, and coordinate large scale, complex project assignments.
  • Develops project scope documents, feasibility studies, cost benefit analyses, resource requirements, project cost estimates, and critical success factors. 
  • Coordinates the identification of project team members - assigns project tasks to internal and external team members and assures completion on schedule
  • Prepares project implementation plans and timelines. 
  • Develops and communicates design alternatives, recommends solutions, and communicates constraints to project team and end users.
  • Leads development of project risk assessment and risk mitigation plans and project change control plans and procedures.
  • Performs post-implementation reviews to measure critical success factors.
  • Manages project scope and budgets.
  • Schedules and prepares relevant meeting materials and conducts project team progress meetings to review project progress.
  • Conducts project kick-off, implementation, support, and milestone meetings for projects; provides progress reports to management.
  • Acts as the advocate for both EPMO and the user community to present and/or assess project-related solutions and tools for implementation of new solutions.
  • Uses all relevant processes including project management systems, trouble ticket systems, service outage calendars, email, phone trees, paging systems and other communications tools as relevant.  
  • Works with customers and other units to clearly communicate operational status, task status, goals, timelines, and project deliverables.
  • Identifies project completion milestones and task milestones and reports to management when they are not met or at risk. 
  • Leverages a team environment to work with and provide feedback and accurate technical information to engineers and administrators in other groups working to identify and resolve issues.
  • Defines and writes clear and succinct technical documentation related to systems and applications, as necessary.
  • Uses professional written and speaking skills to successfully build positive relationships among customers, co-workers, and vendors.
Project and Portfolio Management Standard, Processes, Templates, and Tools:
Works with the OHSU project management community to define standards, processes, templates, and tools to facilitate and coordinate delivery of a complex program of work that includes many separate, but interconnected projects.
  • Define and implement project management standards, processes, and templates to facilitate the coordinated delivery of multiple projects under a complex program of work, including consolidated dashboards for senior leaders to highlight project and program level status, risks, and issues
  • Define and implement standards, templates, and processes related to the use of Smartsheet as a project and portfolio management tool
  • Work with project managers to complete periodic project health checks
  • Provide mentoring and guidance for less experienced project managers
  • Deliver training related to the tools, templates, processes, and standards defined by the Enterprise Program Management Office
Strategic Planning
  • Participates in the development of short and long-range strategic information systems plans to support OHSU’s strategic plan. 
  • Assists with annual budgeting process as needed.
This position is currently 100% telework/remote and may include remote work long-term. Candidate must be able to work from home full-time initially. 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years experience in a complex education, research, or healthcare environment.
  • Five years or more paid work experience as a Project Leader managing and implementing complex, large scale projects.
  • Successful candidates must show that they have significant organizational skills and can lead projects from conception, schedule, design, testing, through implementation.
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
  • Proven ability to manage large-scale, complex, highly-visible strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to manage projects involving the development and implementation of complex business solutions
  • Experience with multiple project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Hybrid, etc.) project management methodologies
  •  Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, demonstrating good judgment and creative/original thinking to address the demands of the business.
  • Ability to influence, motivate and provide clear direction.
  • Skilled in overseeing multiple projects with budget responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing operational and capital budgets.
  • Significant organizational and leadership skills, specifically within a large organization.
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills:  both verbal and written.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships while speaking with influence.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, while being collaborative in resolving problems.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of industry standard principles of project management such as those defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (published by Project Management Institute).
  • Sufficient expertise in MS Office Suite to complete day-to-day project management and operational tasks

Additional Details

Please note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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