Duration: Full-Time Hire


Location: Open with travel requirement


Senior Consultant – industry specific: Health & Life Sciences, Utilities, Technology, Transportation, Construction

Sr. Consultant is a highly capable consultant accountable for business and service development for Motive Power. At this level, Sr. Consultants take responsibility for running parts of the business. This position requires 10+ years of industry specific experience and skills in managing multi-million dollar, cross-functional, multi-location project teams using plan-based and/or cutting-edge project management methodologies. They must demonstrate expertise project management. They interact regularly with clients to set expectations, plan activities, and report progress. They direct the day-to-day activities of team members and review all deliverables to ensure they are complete and of appropriate quality. Successful delivery requires managing engagement financials, and Sr. Consultants must manage to meet utilization, revenue, and margin goals. Sr. Consultants must be able to expand business through networking and selling into the specific industry.


Sr. Consultants activities include and are not limited to:

  • Take responsibility for managing engagements through recruiting, mentoring, coaching, training, and client relationship management
  • Aid in the expansion of business through networking and selling into new industries, clients, and services
  • Manage and lead project status meetings; maintain project documentation
  • Manage information and data within various software and databases
  • Arbitrate and resolve conflicts within the project; mentor and provide guidance to less experienced team members
  • Develop and define project scope and objectives with input from project stakeholders
  • 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
  • Negotiate third party contracts when appropriate
  • Manage integration of vendor tasks; track and review vendor deliverables
  • Assess project risk and formulate mitigation and contingency plans; continually manage risk and issue resolution
  • Provide timely and accurate project status reports and other project tracking and communications to management and team members


Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years relevant industry-specific project management work experience
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices
  • PMI certified PMP, or similar certification
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, and the established ability to collaborate with a variety of people in various roles with different leadership styles
  • Strong interpersonal, influence, and consulting skills
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, project-centric environment
  • Understanding of project management and business processes and systems
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Experience developing, enhancing, and implementing processes and tools and/or developing process documentation


Minimum Requirements, continued

  • Experience in change management or organizational development projects
  • Experience developing, enhancing, and implementing processes and tools and/or developing process documentation
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and analyze project cost information including budgets, forecasts, actual cost tracking, and variance reporting
  • 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, Visio)
  • Advanced analytics and data manipulation skills in MS Excel
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project, or other scheduling software including use of dependencies, cost loading, resource loading, resource leveling
  • Proven success building business relationships and identifying new business opportunities


Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, engineering, or related field
  • Intermediate level: At least 10 years of professional services experience
  • Microsoft Project certification
  • Advanced analytics and data manipulation skills in MS Excel
    Job Type: Full-time






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.