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Navigant Consulting Inc Associate Director-Energy System Transformation-Remote Location in MITCHELL, South Dakota

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

With over 600 consultants, Navigant’s global Energy segment is the largest energy and sustainability consulting team in the industry. We collaborate with utilities and energy companies, government and NGOs, large corporations, product manufacturers, and investors to help them thrive in a rapidly changing energy environment. Our clients include the world’s 50 largest electric, water, and gas utilities; the 20 largest independent power generators; and the 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies. Navigant’s seasoned professionals and highly skilled specialists form exceptional teams to help clients transform their businesses, manage complexity and accelerate operational performance, meet compliance requirements, and transform organizations and systems to address upcoming changes as the energy transition accelerates.

Navigant offers a custom approach to provide forward-thinking ideas and solutions in the critical, complex, and ever-evolving energy industry. Our specialized experience and advanced analytic approach to problem solving allows us to provide breakthrough insights for clients.

Navigant delivers full lifecycle solutions to transform energy systems, markets, and operations for a more sustainable, resilient, and secure energy future. We rely on a proven business strategy, as well as decades of functional and technical expertise, to guide clients from the design phase of projects to implementation. Our team understands the importance of advanced integrated planning and modeling for distribution asset investment and prioritization. Clients trust us to provide the insights they need for regulatory support, business plan documentation, and auditing.

This role can be based in any of the following locations: Washington, DC; New York City, NY, Coral Gables, FL; Charlotte, NC

Role Description

Associate Director in the Energy Systems Transformation group work closely with energy-related clients to design and implement complex, transformation programs in a rapidly changing environment. Focus areas of our consultants include Energy Systems Modernization, DER & Renewables Integration, and Risk, Security & Compliance. Within these focus areas, the Associate Director role collaborates with Directors and Managing Directors on developing new business and assisting energy-related organizations (including utilities, independent power producers, energy end-users, regulators and other organizations) and deliver successful implementation of business strategies, operating plans, technical analyses, business processes excellence, and organizational structures.


  • Collaborate with Directors and Managing Directors to develop new business in the areas of advanced T&D planning, DER interconnection impact studies, grid hardening, emergency/storm restoration as well as T&D business strategies, operating plans, business processes improvement, and organizational structures.

  • Leading workstreams that enable the assessment, and development of reliability projects/programs, T&D planning, DER interconnection impact studies, grid hardening, emergency/storm restoration as well as T&D business strategies, operating plans, business processes, and organizational structures.

  • Applying knowledge of utility planning, engineering, and operations to support the design of client deliverables.

  • Applying technical competencies in areas such as T&D engineering, planning, and operations as well as Lean process improvement and project management “on the ground” with clients.

  • Leading high-level client interviews and facilitating engagement with key project stakeholders to gather information and build support for projects.

  • Designing and building client deliverables, working closely with both Navigant and client peers.

  • Communicating solutions and recommendations to clients through reports and presentations.

  • Performing data collection & analysis and statistical & engineering/planning analyses in support of project objectives.

  • Providing detailed fact finding, research, and analysis in T&D trends and related areas to further support delivery.

  • Working with minimal oversight and helping to manage client relations.

  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, power system engineering or a grid modernization related dicipline.

  • Direct work experience in the utility T&D will be considered in lieu of the preferred educational profile.

  • 6-10 years consulting, direct working or related originations experience within bulk electric system.

  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Electric utility distribution engineering.

  • Distribution planning including the use of planning tools such as CYME, Synergy, etc.

  • Transmission and Distribution operations, maintenance, and emergency restoration

  • Distribution operations tools such as DMS, OMS, SCADA, etc.

  • Work management (including mobile).

  • ICS framework, work management, logistics, damage assessment.

  • Asset management including the use of AM tools.

  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.

  • Extensive travel required.

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively

  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate work activities of others

  • Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

Navigant does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Navigant and Navigant will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Navigant 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.

Navigant 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.