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Associate Director-Infrastructure Resilience Solutions

Austin County, Texas, US
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


As an Associate Director and Infrastructure Risk and Resilience expert within the Energy Sustainability & Infrastructure Solutions team, you will assist with the identification and building of new, transformational offerings for our clients as they relate to energy system resilience. You will be responsible for identifying trends at the cutting edge of infrastructure resilience strategy, assisting with the development of the solutions Guidehouse will employ to support energy clients, assisting with associated business development activities, and managing the delivery of client engagements. You will support other Guidehouse Segment teams and work with external alliance partners on matters related to infrastructure resilience. Infrastructure Resilience opportunities could include among other assisting clients improve their restoration and reconstruction processes; leading studies to evaluate extreme natural disasters as well as climate change physical risk, supporting the development of resilience investment/adaptation programs, supporting clients with cost recovery regulatory filing and stakeholder engagement, and implement capital investment programs. We expect candidates for this role to have management consulting experience managing the delivery of engagements including managing budgets, project staff, and project schedules to deliver analysis and recommendations to client executives. We also expect that candidates for this role to have experience working at a utility with functional responsibility including planning, power delivery, infrastructure modernization, disaster response and restoration/rebuilding.


+ Assisting with the development (architecture and design) of infrastructure resilience solutions.

+ Assisting with the development of the go-to-market strategy, sale, and delivery of engagements with clients to identify, analyze, and support the development of risk and resilience engagements.

+ Applying knowledge of infrastructure planning, engineering, operations, and restoration to support the design of client deliverables.

+ Supporting account teams across all ES&I markets in delivering solutions and strategies related to infrastructure and energy system resilience, covering both electric and gas utilities

+ Serving as a utility risk and resilience subject matter expert for client workshops, sales, and delivery.

+ Developing methodologies to assess the economic and financial impacts of climate change risk, and to develop implementable resiliency programs.

+ Working in close collaboration with market and account teams to manage client relations and internal delivery teams while delivering projects.

+ Contributing to the development of highly visible thought leadership to support the growth of Guidehouse's brand in the space of risk and resilience.


+ Advanced degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Policy or Finance

+ 10+ years of professional work experience with utilities or utility consulting organizations (excluding internships, co-ops, and fellowships).

+ Demonstrable experience supporting business development (writing proposals, identifying opportunities to expand the scope or provide additional services while delivering a project to a client)

+ Demonstrable experience delivering operations process improvement, organizational assessments, technology assessment, and experience in disaster response/infrastructure resilience.

+ Demonstratable analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Demonstratable verbal and written communication skills

+ Superior interpersonal skills

+ Demonstrable experience managing, coaching, and mentoring staff

+ Proven track record managing complex projects and delivering high-quality outputs

+ Ability to extract insights and meaning from qualitative and quantitative information and translate into strategic advice for clients

+ Ability to travel extensively as needed

+ Position is not eligible for sponsoship


+ Program/Project and Change management experience (PMP certification)

+ Process improvement experience (Lean Six Sigma certification)

+ Technology/Systems implementation (agile methodology)

+ Fluency in a European language (e.g., French, Dutch, German, Italian)

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.

+ Position is open virtually to candidates physically based in Central or Eastern time zones.


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

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

+ 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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