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Project Oversight Manager , Managing Consultant

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Springfield, IL 62762
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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.


In this non IT/Telcom related role, the workstream Project Oversight Manager will function at the level of a Managing Consultant at Guidehouse. Project Oversight Manager 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. Project Oversight Manager work closely with Directors and Partners to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. Project Oversight Manager support sales initiatives and practice development

Responsibilities include:

+ Oversee projects from beginning to end (initiation to closeout)

+ Manage scope, schedule, and budget

+ Determine the necessary equipment, materials, and resources needed

+ Oversee and manage subcontractors, engineers, architects and key team members of the project team

+ Ensure supplies and equipment are ordered and delivered according to schedule

+ Keep all stakeholders aware of the progress on projects and prepare progress reports regularly, identifying risks, issues and changes

+ Manage the change control process

+ Identify risks and issues and drive them to resolution

+ Ensure compliance with standards and quality control procedures

+ Negotiate with external vendors on contract agreements

+ Obtain the appropriate permits and licenses

+ Work with other departments to estimate work and develop resource and financial estimates

+ Ensure all deadlines are met

+ Handle any environmental or local community issues that may come up during a project

+ Conduct site checks to monitor progress and quality standards

We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As a work stream Project Oversight Manager, 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’s degree and 5+ years power Transmission & Distribution (T&D) related Project Management experience to include managing a team (excluding IT & telecommunications)

+ 4+ years management consulting with work experience centered on contractor over sight, planning, scheduling, estimating and safety management (excluding IT and telecommunications)

+ Experience managing utilities/nuclear construction projects with excellent knowledge of relevant rules, regulations and processes (permitting processes, etc.) for construction projects

+ Experience in a leadership role with strong and proven leadership skills

+ Experience managing EPCs

+ Highly organized

+ Knowledge of MS Office Suite

+ Familiarity with Primavera P6 or equivalent MS Project experience

+ Conflict resolution and conflict management experience

+ Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including negotiation skills

+ Ability to travel as needed

Preferred QualificationsIn addition to the above qualifications:

+ Master’s degree or MBA

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

+ 2+ more additional years of Utilities/Nuclear project management oversight experience to include managing a team (excluding IT and 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

+ 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

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