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Burns & McDonnell Utility Consulting Director - 1898 & Co. (Brea) in Brea, California


At 1898 & Co., we are changing the game in the utilities industry. With possibilities powered by experience, our purpose is to serve a brighter future. Are you ready to be a part of it?

We’re looking for someone ready to take the lead with an entrepreneurial spirit and implement our core values into their work. 1898 & Co. has the feel of a start-up, with the support of Burns & McDonnell’s endless resources. It’s what makes us unselfish collaborators. We proactively walk the talk to create bigger opportunities through sharing, communicating, and candidness. We are energy-givers who maintain a broader view of success, prioritizing others’ needs and goals in addition to our own.

The 1898 & Co. Utility Consulting Director is responsible for the successful sale and execution of management and advisory consulting engagements within the 1898 & Co. utility consulting services unit of Burns & McDonnell. The Director will manage and provide expertise and professional development to a team of consultants and analysts in the day-to-day management of project quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontracts, proposals, estimates, and client relations. The Director will ensure client satisfaction through commitment, dedication, integrity, and outstanding service. The Utility Consulting Director displays leadership through example and are confident and willing to take it to the next level.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll plan, organize and direct consulting projects, including the overall pursuit, negotiation, execution, cost, schedule, and quality of deliverables.

  • You’ll facilitate workshop sessions with senior-level client teams to understand client requirements, uncover needs and develop action plans.

  • You’re a strategic thinker and anticipate client problems. You’ll provide innovative and impactful solutions.

  • Your communication and planning skills are vital to keeping everyone on the same page with project personnel needs to department management. You’ll liaise with internal and external subject matter experts to pursue and deliver consulting projects. You’re often the first point of contact for all project-related communications and clients.

  • Compile, distribute, and present status reports, including project progress, schedule, cost, and budget impacts to internal and external stakeholders.

  • You’re a curious seeker and passionate about personal and professional growth and willing to take strategic risks. You’ll establish project teams, coordinate activities amongst multiple disciplines and ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff. You’ll provide performance feedback to personnel managers for project team members as appropriate. You’ll develop and contribute to training curriculums and materials for consultants and analysts. You thrive on diverse perspectives, opinions, and experiences.

  • You’ll be accountable for the delivery of third-party vendors and subcontractors, including contracts, scope, schedule, and budget. Identify upselling and cross-selling opportunities.

  • You’re a tenacious problem solver and energized by new, untried, and unique challenges. You leverage the latest tools, technologies, and best practices to create action and traction in the face of ambiguity. You’ll ensure prime contract, subcontractor, and supplier invoicing is processed promptly in alignment with agreements. You’ll provide managerial direction and work assignments to consultants and analysts.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related degree from an accredited program. A minimum of 13 years of relevant consulting experience.

  • MBA preferred.

  • Excellent business acumen with proven success managing consulting engagements.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret large data sets quickly and efficiently.

  • Ability to uncover customer needs, develop recommendations and deliver them persuasively.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts.

  • Excellent planning and analytical skills.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 231058 Job Hire Type Experienced

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