Senior Associate

Duration: Full-Time Hire
Location: Various, Hybrid

Sr. Associate – Utilities, Construction, Health & Life Sciences, and Technology

Sr. Associates are individual contributors who provide key support to engagement delivery while further developing their credentials, and mentoring and coaching teammates. Sr. Associates will typically work under the direction of an engagement manager or account lead. They are adept at learning quickly, adapting well to new clients across multiple industries and continuously applying project management methodologies. The Sr. Associate is comfortable working on teams, leading teams, and excellent communicators. They will participate in the planning, identifying and tracking of risks and issues, analyzing and reporting on project finances, and engage in frequent client communication.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Lead teams and drive accountability for milestone completion
  • Actively participate in project planning and reviews
  • Collaborate with client, project team, and company leadership to accomplish goals
  • Demonstrate depth of knowledge, and ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Maintain project documentation, including project budgets, forecasts, stakeholder communications
  • Lead, manage, and mentor new team members
  • Define compelling solutions and architect effective strategies to accomplish desired outcomes
  • Actively participate in recruitment, interviews, and training
  • Acquire and maintain relevant certifications and demonstrate the ability to apply new concepts to project work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies with superior analytical skills
  • Highly collaborative across varying teams and leadership levels
  • Proven ability in managing time to meet goals and commitments
  • Strong ability to build a personal network and identify business opportunities
  • Advanced analytics and data manipulation skills 
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, project-centric environment
  • Experience developing or improving business processes and systems
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings including preparation of agendas, presentations, meeting minutes, action items, and other meeting documentation
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience in management consulting, or equivalent experience in the technology, utility, and/or health care industries
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, economics, or related field
  • Relevant industry certifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project, or other scheduling software including use of dependencies, cost loading, resource loading, resource leveling
  • Experience performing budgeting, cost management, planning, estimating, scheduling, and other project controls functions over engineering, procurement, and construction for large capital construction projects.
  • Experience in financial analysis, schedule analysis, modeling, and budgeting methodologies
  • Experience developing, enhancing, and implementing processes and tools
  • Experience with SAP
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Six Sigma Certification

Contact Information

About Motive Power

Motive Power, Inc. is a proven and trusted boutique consulting firm providing an innovative approach to management consulting. With the corporate office located in Petaluma, 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 alongside many of the top consulting firms in the world.