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Stantec Managing Consultant in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works behind the scenes to support operational excellence. Our functional services teams (FSTs) provide services to 22,000 employees in over 350 locations worldwide. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

At Stantec, we approach every project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or federal level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with analytical rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • This position is an external client facing position with our Management Consulting Team.

  • As a Managing Consultant within the Management Consulting Team, you will be supporting financial, economic, and management consulting services to local governments.

  • The successful candidate will:

  • Leading and assisting the project team in interactive meetings with our clients to identify and analyze issues affecting their organizations and key stakeholders.

  • Working dynamically with project teams to identify best-fit solutions to complex business, strategic, and operational issues, that involve elevated risk.

  • Serve as a primary member of multiple teams at client meetings; including performing interactive demonstrations of models and facilitating workshops, as well as directing and training junior staff in these areas.

  • Developing quantitative models and work products, with limited oversight, to support client business challenges across multiple industries for a variety of highly complex issues; as well as directing and training junior staff in these areas.

  • Maintain and grow core client relationships and lead business development efforts in responding to client requests, RFQs, and RFPs.

  • Serve as an independent reviewer of analysis prepared by peers or junior staff to ensure technical accuracy and appropriateness of methods and tools being utilized as well as solutions being evaluated.

  • In some cases, serving as the project manager for client engagements, ensuring delivery of high-quality services on time and within budget.

  • Meet performance goals and objectives as assigned, with respect to client-specific demands, stated delivery milestones, quality standards, project management framework, mentoring of junior staff, and all required training activities.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of local government organizational structure, accounting / financial reporting, and types of services they provide is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel including quantitative modeling and analysis required. Experience with additional data analysis tools is a plus, including but not limited to Access, Power BI/Tableau, GIS, SQL, Python, R, etc.

  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro and other business systems required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Capable of presenting/sharing analyses in an interactive work setting while being able to make adjustments in a live setting.

  • Self-starter capable of efficiently and proactively working independently as well as with a geographically dispersed team on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong sense of Team. Always willing to step in and take on additional responsibility for the good of the entire Team.

  • Strong attention to details as product deliverables are open to public review and scrutiny.

  • Requires a satisfactory driving record.

Traits and Attributes of Top Performers:

  • Intellectual curiosity: Top performers are driven to ask why things work or don’t work currently and how we might address this—even if, or especially if, this thinking falls outside of conventional wisdom. We need bold thinkers willing to challenge assumptions and develop new solutions.

  • Lifelong learners: This field provides ample opportunities to develop new skills and tools, and to combine left and right brain thinking to combine math, modeling, and an understanding of public perception to solve complex problems. There are little to no “routine” answers. The most successful candidates have a genuine desire to continually learn to solve our clients’ problems and improve the communities we serve.

  • Analytical problem solvers: Top performers understand (or are capable of quickly learning) how different factors, variables, and policies result in corresponding financial impacts. They understand how to make appropriate simplifying assumptions and how to model complex systems accurately.

  • Sincere desire to please our clients: Top performers seem to have an innate drive, beyond personal gain, for ensuring that our clients are pleased with our performance and our deliverables, and they realize that providing rigorous, error-free, and unbiased financial advisory services is a critical step in ensuring the client’s long-term financial sustainability. Top performers draw on this deeper motivation, as it takes time and effort to drive change with our clients.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, economics, environment, statistics, engineering, accounting, or related fields are required.

  • 15 years total post-undergraduate working experience in municipal management consulting, business management, and/or local governments.

  • Knowledge of and experience with utility rate setting practices and legal requirements in multiple states

  • Direct work experience/history with local government agencies

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Management Consulting

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 210000E2

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans