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Navigant Consulting Inc Senior Consultant - Grid Modernization - Energy Systems Transformation - Charlotte, NC in Charlotte, North Carolina

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 navigant.com.

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.

Role Description:

Senior Consultants 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 Senior Consultant role focuses on assisting energy-related organizations (including utilities, independent power producers, energy end-users, regulators and other organizations) to develop and facilitate the successful implementation of business strategies, operating plans, business processes, organizational structures, and supporting infrastructure.


  • Assisting with the delivery of 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 the delivery team manage client relations

  • Travel is required.

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or related power systems engineering program; direct work experience in the utility or related industry will be considered in lieu of the preferred educational profile.

  • 2-3 years of work experience within the Bulk Electric System (BES) or utility consulting organizations.

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

  1. Electric utility distribution engineering

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

  3. Transmission and Distribution operations, maintenance, and emergency restoration.

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

  5. Asset management including the use of 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

Preferred Qualifications

Above minimum qualifications and the following:

  • Master’s Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) or power systems engineering program.

  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)

  • Certification in Lean, Lean Six Sigma, project management, change management.

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

  • Work as a member of a team as well as be a self-motivator with ability to work independently.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment to coordinate work.

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

  • Regularly uses close visual acuity and operates computer equipment to prepare and analyze and transmit data.

  • Generally works in an office environment.

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.