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Director - Management Consulting - State & Local Government

Atlanta, Georgia
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus 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 prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 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: .


Guidehouse, LLP helps federal, state, and local governments solve complex business issues, manage risk and add value in financial management, program management, operations improvement, and security and data management. In today's changing environment, the public sector is seeing an increase in physical and cyber threats, financial and performance reporting requirements, diversity in the workforce, and the impact of rapidly changing technologies.

Guidehouse LLP provides management consulting, technology consulting, and risk consulting services to help federal, state, local, and international government agencies anticipate and address these and other complex challenges.
  • The role involves engagement management, stakeholder management, project management, day-to-day project execution and supporting business development activities such as proposal development, opportunity pipeline development and professional networking. Examples of projects include IT strategy and implementation projects; cybersecurity and data protection strategy and implementation projects; data strategy and governance projects; software and vendor selection projects and technology risk assessments.
  • The role also involves practice development activities including creation of new service solution offerings; authoring thought leadership and white papers; mentoring and coaching consulting staff; and collaborating with other segment technology leaders.

Minimum Years of Experience:10 years Management Consulting with at least 5 years minimum in State & Local Government sector

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

  • Demonstrates knowledge and practical application of leading technologies and solutions in customer relationship management, enterprise operations, data analytics, data governance and management, automation, cybersecurity and / or cloud.
  • Demonstrates the ability to articulate how leading technologies can be positioned or architected to solve business challenges and problems
  • Demonstrates familiarity and application of leading frameworks, methodologies or standards such as the Project Management Institute Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMI PMBOK), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Agile Scrum, Six Sigma, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), or IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • 10+ years of experience leading multiple, cross functional and global projects and implementations and project management
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in key facets of state and local government, including:
  • Education, Housing, Transportation, Criminal Justice, and/or Administration and functional areas; and,
  • Strategic sourcing, shared services, economic development, sustainability, performance management, disaster recovery and/or customer contact centers.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in core management consulting skills and the ability to lead clients through solution development including experience in areas such as application development, system implementation, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V);
  • Business Development Experience: Sourcing and leading proposal development efforts for client engagement opportunities;
  • Demonstrates experiences leading all phases of a business solution delivery life cycle, including planning, analyzing, designing, building, testing, and deploying for large-scale technology transformation involving digital cloud based technologies, technical infrastructure and network access;
  • Conducting quality management of transformation projects and service delivery, and replacing disparate integrations;
  • Coordinating teams including establishing operating models and implementing methodologies to deliver global complex and high risk multi-year programs;
  • Developing and managing master integration management plans, critical dependency milestone trackers, and dashboards, tracking key program status updates and issues/risks, performing action item management for complex programs, including management of interface with infrastructure, communications, cyber, development and finance workstreams, utilizing project management tools;
  • Ability to articulate leading business issues and trends, including the associated technology implications within one or more industries;
  • Strong program management skills with experience managing and delivering complex and critical programs;
  • Strong financial and analytics skills with experience tracking and maximizing the return on technology investments.

  • Demonstrates extensive-level, abilities success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs in the following areas:
  • Demonstrating a blend of technology solution development, functional architecture, and program management skills;
  • Conducting baseline assessments, building a future state vision, and developing actionable implementation plans;
  • Preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while remaining flexible as unanticipated issues arise;
  • Managing multiple engagements and client needs;
  • Prioritizing tasks in a client-driven environment;
  • Providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner;
  • Keeping leadership informed of progress and issues, and answering questions and offer direction to staff;
  • Creating a positive environment while managing staff workloads;
  • Interfacing with organizational managers;
  • Exhibiting IT implementation skills, specifically with large-scale technology transformation programs (i.e., strategy through execution);
  • Demonstrating IT strategy skills by being able to develop and document business visions, technology strategies, and project roadmaps;
  • Demonstrating IT documentation skills in producing technical deliverables through all phases of the SDLC (requirements, business analyses, data-flow diagrams, data models, design);
  • Communicating knowledge of the SDLC and product and project life cycles by using business analysis and data architecture; and;
  • Showing extensive program management, communication and presentation skills including the ability to liaise with technical and business teams and clearly articulate technology concepts to business audiences, in order to drive projects to completion
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.
  • Certifications or credentials in related technologies, standards, methodologies, or frameworks (where applicable or available) is a plus but not required.

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- 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
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  • Job Reference: 662940152-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Guidehouse
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent