Duration: Full Time Hire
LOCATION: Sacramento and Bay Area


The Consultant is responsible for the primary execution of Motive Power projects. The position requires skills in managing cross-functional, multi-location project teams using plan-based and/or cutting-edge project management methodologies. The position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and maintaining project plans, schedules, assessing and mitigating risks, facilitating teams, and providing timely and accurate status reports and other communications to management and team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and Organize
    • Support the Motive Power Engagement Manager and other team leads to define the
    • business solution based on the Client’s specific needs
    • Create and maintain MS Project Plans – Define Tasks, Utilize Work Breakdown Structures
  • (WBS), Maintain Predecessors/Successors, Level Resources, Set Baselines
    • Develop, support, and maintain other project progress tracking tools as required
    • Measure progress to activities and milestones in MS Project plans and other progress tracking tools
    • Track project metrics based on MS Project Plan
    • Analyze and report on schedule accuracy
  • Execute
    • Produce, review, and gain approval on specific deliverables for each engagement per the MS Project plan and the Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Provide pro-active, timely, and bullet-proof direct analysis support to the Engagement Manager or other Motive Power team leads using MS Project, Excel, and PowerPoint as required
  • Communicate
    • Report to Motive Power Leadership Team and Client Management with timely and actionable updates
    • Report to Core and Extended Team members ensuring all applicable cross-functional personnel are up-to-date on project lifecycle status and their responsibilities
    • Tools: Meeting Minutes, Action Registers, Risk Logs, Milestones and Ad Hoc Status Reports
  • Manage Issues and Risk
    • Track Risks, facilitate Risk Assessments, and formulate Risk Mitigations and Controls
    • Support the Motive Power Project Lead/Manager in Identifying, Resolving, and Tracking Issues
    • Escalate Issues and Risks in order to determine solutions to prevent schedule slippage
  • Facilitate
    • Facilitate daily and weekly focused and cross-functional meetings
    • Keep and distribute Meeting Minutes, Decisions, and Action Items
    • Follow up with team members accountable for Action Items
    • Notify Motive Power Leadership Team of appropriate change control


To perform this job successfully, the applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Background in Program/Project Management, including maintaining schedules and interfaces
  • with cross-functional team members throughout the project life cycle
  • Strong Communications skills, both verbal and written, to all levels of personnel and management
  • Strong Interpersonal, Influential, and Consulting skills
  • Ability to self-teach when necessary
  • Ability to break down complex business information and apply rational planning for sound business
  • decisions
  • Experience developing process documentation
  • Excellent time management, organizational, problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle many projects at once
  • Strong commitment to quality, attention to detail, and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • SW Tool Proficiency: MS Project Server 2010/2007/2003, MS Office Applications (Excel,
  • PowerPoint, and Visio)

About Motive Power

Motive Power is a proven and trusted boutique consulting firm providing an innovative approach to management consulting. With the Corporate office located in San Francisco, California, Motive Power is continually expanding to make an even greater impact on the world of project management. Motive Power is looking for enthusiastic, high-energy individuals with a passion for consulting and the project management discipline who want to make an impact in this growing industry. Our employees enjoy the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 Clients and alongside many of the top consulting firms in the world. As you would expect from a company revolutionizing consulting for the project management discipline, Motive Power provides a fast-paced, start-up environment where creativity, ambition, and excellence are encouraged and rewarded

If Interested

Interested persons should contact Xela Dollar, HR Director, Motive Power, Inc., 353 Sacramento Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111; refer to Job GS.