Navigant Consulting Inc Managing Consultant - Energy - Risk Management, Compliance and Security - Remote Location in IRVINE, California

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

Energy Practice Summary: Navigant’s Energy practice helps clients strengthen their enterprises in order to increase performance, opportunity, and growth. Our professionals possess an extensive understanding of regulatory processes, wholesale and retail pricing, supply and demand dynamics, energy market design, fuel sourcing, financing, technologies and operations to a wide variety of players across the energy spectrum.

Our combination of industry knowledge and functional expertise enables us to uniquely manage high-profile issues including transmission development, NERC and FERC compliance, stimulus funding, energy efficiency, renewable energy, merger and acquisition analysis, and the energy crisis in general. Our services are designed to benefit owners, developers, investors, and regulators as we help them minimize risk and optimize performance in this critical, complex, and ever-evolving industry.


This position is for a Managing Consultant in the Risk Management, Compliance and Security (RMCS) service group within NCI’s Energy Practice. The position will be part of a team that assists electric utilities develop and strengthen Reliability Compliance Programs, through enhancing risk management processes, enhancing internal controls, and conducting full preparation for all NERC and WECC compliance activities.

The RMCS Managing Consultant will be a key team member for all activities pertaining to NERC Reliability Compliance activities, including audit preparation, inherent risk assessments, internal controls evaluations, and overall Reliability Compliance Program development. This individual will be responsible for all Standards, including Operations and Planning and Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards

More specifically, the Consultant will conduct gap analyses, risk assessments, internal controls evaluations, audit preparatory sessions, training sessions, interviews, strategic management analyses, compliance benchmarking assessments, and advisory support pertaining to Reliability Compliance.

The RMCS consultant will report to the Director, Risk & Compliance.

The Risk Management, Compliance and Security Managing Consultant Specific capabilities and/or activities may include:

  • Conduct risk assessments for all electric utilities, from both a security and operational perspective.

  • Analyze Reliability and Security business processes and suggest ways to improve them.Evaluate and develop internal controls supporting compliance with NERC Reliability Standards

  • Conduct training sessions

  • Conduct audit preparatory sessions, both from a mock interview perspective and an audit readiness perspective.

  • Advise Electric Utilities on all aspects pertaining to Reliability Compliance.

  • Conduct interviews pertaining to compliance, risk management and internal controls

  • Draft management reports pertaining to compliance, risk management and internal controls

  • Experience and familiarity in NERC Reliability Standards

  • Communicate solutions and new strategies to clients through reports and presentations

  • Effective and efficient writing skills; ability to draft senior level management reports.

  • Works part of a team

Qualifications Include:

  • Proficient in the NERC Reliability Standards

  • Collaborative and team oriented

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong communications skills, including both written and verbal

  • Strong critical analysis and problem solving skills

  • Masters degree in a related field

  • Experience working in the Reliability Compliance field for an electric utility, a Region, NERC or FERC.

  • Highly developed organizational and management skills;

  • Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness

  • Travel is 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

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

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

  • Able to travel via airplane with minimal assistance to client sites across the US and potentially internationally

  • Usually remains stationary for the majority of the day

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

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.