Senior Consultant, Energy & Utilities at West Monroe

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Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?

West Monroe Partners is seeking a Senior Consultant to join its Energy and Utilities Practice. The entire energy and utilities industry in particular is experiencing a fundamental transformation. The future of the industry lies in smart grid solutions and Advanced Metering Infrastructures. As a Senior Consultant, you will help clients undergo effective change management to help grow and improve their business through advanced technology and processes. You will also be an integral part of our team that helps shape our office culture and you will be provided opportunities to respond to the strategic business challenges of our clients, as well as identify, shape and deliver high value transformation programs. 

We help clients facilitate smart grid development and efficient, productive operations by: 

  • Partnering with utilities during the Smart Grid Consumer Grant application process 
  • Creating a Smart Grid Assessment Profile and road map 
  • Preparing financial, project management, and smart grid metrics for Federal agencies 
  • Facilitating customer awareness through demand-side management and customer education and outreach 
  • Meting NERC-CIP Cyber Security requirements while minimizing integration costs and maximizing flexibility 
  • Preparing employees and customers for change management 
  • Transforming center operations 
  • Designing and implementing future-oriented IT and infrastructure solutions 
  • Establishing green IT strategies 
  • Assessing the IT and operations aspects of potential acquisition targets 
  • Enhancing business intelligence and reporting capabilities 

Senior Consultants at West Monroe Partners have three primary responsibilities: 

Client Delivery: 

  • Work directly with clients to implement processes and technology that support business value and process efficiency across business and technical functions 
  • Work closely with the line of business owners to create new business processes 
  • Facilitate client workshops focused designing future state business process and requirements 
  • Support detailed requirements gathering 
  • Lead package evaluations against industry leading practices across industries 
  • Interface with all levels of management both internally and at client sites 

Program Management: 

  • Develop client-ready communications to facilitate decision making, communicate status, mitigate risk or resolve issues 
  • Participate in the creation of project related deliverables such as project plans, implementation plans, communication plans, and financial models 
  • Work closely with engagement management to reduce project risk 
  • Work closely with members of WMP as well as our clients to quickly establish highly functioning joint project teams 

Business and Practice Development: 

  • Participate in the business development process by assisting in the development of project approaches and proposals 
  • Participate in the practice development process by assisting in the development of tools, methodologies and techniques used by WMP in on client assignments 

Qualifications: 

  • Master's or Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g., Electrical or Petroleum Engineering) 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a team-based professional environment 
  • Demonstrated success in both project management and business analysis 
  • Interest in the entrepreneurial opportunity associated with an expanding WMP office, including a desire to actively participate in strategic growth planning and people development 
  • Experience in developing work plans, project scopes and pricing estimates 
  • Strong presentation skills utilized in delivery engagements to clients 
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to hand multiple projects and priorities concurrently 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, display excellent judgment, and work productively in a fast-paced, team oriented environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications and customer relations skills 
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel up to 50% is required 

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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