Aetna IT Project Manager in Moon township, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 51525BR


Manages the day-to-day activities of one complex Medicare project (cost of $1 million or more) or multiple Medicare business-sponsored IT projects (each with project cost of less than $1 million) to deliver tasks on time, within budget, and within scope. Projects require knowledge in health insurance preferably Medicare and will cover all functional areas including but not limited to enrollment, billing, claims processing, etc. Responsible for the success of the project(s).

Fundamental Components:

Responsible for managing, directing and planning one complex or multiple less complex projects.

Ability to communicate and effectively negotiate with immediate manager(s), peers, and Business with a high level of confidence and composure.

Provides coaching and team building to ensure that the project team members develop their skills and achieve their career goals.

Leads a matrixed project team in executing assigned tasks and coordinating the efforts of internal and external project team members.

Ensures that project team members complete tasks and deliverables on time and within budget, and that the project delivers promised business functionality.

Develops and manages all key project governance documents, such as but not limited to the Project Charter, Workplan, Communications Plan, and Risk Mitigation Strategy

Manages the project budget, and reports project cost information in an accurate and timely manner.

Manages the effective utilization of resources assigned to the project team, and proactively communicates resource capacity and shortages to the respective organization leads.

Coordinates engagement of subject matter experts in the business segment to assist in the identification, validation, and resolution of business system needs.

Acts as the liaison between project team members and Program Management to ensure that expectations and objectives are clearly understood by all parties, and to communicate project information including the status of deliverables, scope changes, and issues.

Proactively evaluates project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.

Manages the scope of the project, and ensures that scope changes are reviewed and approved by the Finance and Business Sponsor where appropriate

Evaluates project activities utilizing quality measurements and monitoring mechanisms to ensure that deliverables meet or exceed expectations and integrate with overall project effort.

Monitors and reports tangible and intangible benefits.

Provides management with team and individual performance feedback.

Adheres to existing project management methodology by leveraging and promoting the use of existing tools, capturing best practices, identifying areas for process improvement, and the associated


5 years' experience in project management

Experience in health care processes required; Medicare experience preferred.

Knowledge of one or more project management methodologies

Excellent communication skills

Knowledge of one or more project management methodologies

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

Project Management Institute (PMI) certification


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Project Management/Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired


Functional - Project Management/Cross-functional project management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Integration Management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Risk Management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Scope Management/4-6 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Project management/4-6 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Project/4-6 Years/Power User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Visio/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/End User


General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Will honor current internal work arrangements. If this is an internal in office or external hire, in office at Moon or Cranberry township office location is required.


Medicare organization is growing and requires an individual that thrives in a fast paced environment. There are several high visibility programs and projects across the organization that require an individual that enjoys being productive and challenged.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Please note that this position is not eligible for benefits.

Job Function: Information Technology