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Guidehouse Managing Consultant-Grid Modernization in Chicago, Illinois


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Managing Consultants in the Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure (ES&I) segment work closely with energy-related clients to design and implement complex, transformation programs in a rapidly changing environment. Focus areas of our Managing Consultants include Energy Systems Modernization, DER & Renewables Integration, and Risk, Security & Compliance. Within these focus areas, the Managing Consultant role focuses on assisting energy-related organizations (including utilities, independent power producers, energy end-users, regulators and other organizations) to develop and facilitate the successful implementation of business strategies, operating plans, business processes, organizational structures, and supporting infrastructure.

Managing Consultant-Grid Modernization own client engagements from cultivation to completion. In this role, you will be accountable for the activities of the project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. You are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high-quality and client ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings, and guide, manage, and coach consultants and senior consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. Managing Consultant-Gid Modernization work closely with Directors and Partners to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. Managing Consultants-Grid Modernization support sales initiatives and practice development

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading workstreams that enable the assessment, and development of reliability projects/programs, T&D planning, DER interconnection impact studies, grid hardening, emergency/storm restoration as well as T&D business strategies, operating plans, business processes, and organizational structures.

  • Applying knowledge of utility planning, engineering, and operations to support the design of client deliverables.

  • Applying technical competencies in areas such as T&D engineering, planning, and operations as well as Lean process improvement and project management “on the ground” with clients.

  • Leading high-level client interviews and facilitating engagement with key project stakeholders to gather information and build support for projects.

  • Designing and building client deliverables, working closely with both Navigant and client peers.

  • Communicating solutions and recommendations to clients through reports and presentations.

  • Performing data collection & analysis and statistical & engineering/planning analyses in support of project objectives.

  • Providing detailed fact finding, research, and analysis in T&D trends and related areas to further support delivery.

  • Working with minimal oversight and helping to manage client relations.

    We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As a work stream Managing Consultant-Grid Modernization, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to develop your project management and client relationship skills. As you are ready drive strategic solutions across multiple complex workstreams and become more involved in business development, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Associate Director level.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (electrical engineering preferred) or related technical discipline

  • 4-6 years of experience with utilities or utility consulting organizations (excluding telecommunications)

  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Electric utility distribution engineering

  • Distribution planning including the use of planning tools such as CYME, Synergy, etc.

  • Transmission and Distribution operations, maintenance, and emergency restoration distribution operations tools such as DMS, OMS, SCADA, etc. (ideal)

  • Asset management including the use of tools

  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.

  • Currently reside or ability to relocate to SE Market area

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • Due to contract requirements, US Citizenship restrictions apply

Preferred QualificationsIn addition to the above qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering or MBA

  • Certification in Lean, Lean Six Sigma, project management, change management preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • 2+ more additional years utilities or utility consulting organizations (excluding telecommunications)

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program