We are CPCS. A global management consulting firm in the infrastructure sector headquartered in Canada with offices around the world.
We design and implement practical solutions to pressing infrastructure challenges that are specific to transport, power and public-private partnerships, anchored on deep analytics.
With over 1,500 projects in 140 countries under our belt, the work we do has real and measurable impact on people's lives. On any given day, we can be called on to improve a city's public transit system or advise a government looking to modernize its power sector.
Contributing to a better, healthier world for citizens gives us a deep sense of purpose.
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Following the recent merger of CPCS Transcom Limited with First Class Partnerships (FCP), we are expanding our operations and looking for a Senior Consultant to help us develop and deliver consulting assignments.
As Consultant/Senior Consultant, based in Canada, you will support the Engagement Director in implementing ongoing mandates.
In this role, your analytical and creative problem-solving skills will be effectively applied to provide our clients in the transport and power sectors with high value added, practical advice that is tailored for their needs based on the reality/context on the ground.
You'll thrive in this position if you enjoy:
- Exploring new topics with limited understanding and/or a great deal of uncertainty
- Analyzing data and information to ultimately arrive at meaningful recommendations
- Clearly and cogently writing about or presenting findings and recommendations on different topics
- Working as part of a team alongside technical experts, clients and stakeholders.
You'll contribute to different stages of our project lifecycle under the guidance of the Engagement Director, Canada:
Business Development and Pre-engagement
- Working with colleagues, develop an understanding of client requirements and proactively offer consulting solutions to meet these requirements.
- Maintain positive and professional business relationships with new and existing clients ensuring strong and open communication.
- Support Engagement Director, Canada in tracking and pursuing suitable opportunities through existing client relationships, procurement portals and other formal procurement channels
- Support the preparation of proposals and expressions of interest,.
- Support CPCS' conflict management process.
- Actively engage with colleagues across the business to share best practice, skills and knowledge for the overall benefit of the organization
- Support consulting projects based on specific expertise, including qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
- Write project reports and prepare other deliverables (e.g., KPIs, progress reports, presentations, dashboards, etc.), both for clients and for internal purposes.
- Support client contract administration meetings to track progress across the various engagements, escalate any causes of concern and resolve issues.
- Provide practical support to consultants to ensure they can focus on delivery of client facing work
- Support the Engagement Director managing quality across live engagements and tracking performance
- Participate in the project closedown customer satisfaction review process and if required, take steps to address any negative comments
- Ensure that lessons learned, client references and project credentials are captured
- Maintain an ongoing business relationship with the client and actively seek further consulting opportunities
We're looking for someone who
- Values diversity, innovation, teamwork and personal accountability
- Has superior oral and written communication skills
- Has strong organizational skills
- Can manage and prioritize multiple tasks under tight timelines
- Can work independently and within teams
- Is an active listener and can diffuse difficult situations
- Welcomes coaching and feedback
- Is an avid learner and keeps their skills sharp
What you bring to the team
- University degree (masters level an asset) in a quantitative field (e.g. business, economics, planning, engineering, or relevant combination)..
- Relevant subject matter expertise and experience such as transport, engineering, economics, transport/public policy, management consulting
- At least 2 years' consulting experience establishing and a proven skills in developing and managing client relationships in a professional, face-to-face, account management, project management, resource management or sales environment
- Experience in supporting business development initiatives, proposals and project specifications documents.
- Ability to understand the needs of clients and develop approaches to meet these needs
- Willingness to work flexibly and enthusiastically across a wide range of technical, consulting, administrative and people management issues
- Be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) with advanced skills in Excel and Word.
- Speak and write fluently in English
- The legal right to work in Canada
Support for you, professionally and personally
Professional growth: We support your growth at CPCS and professional development by providing training, coaching, mentorship and regular feedback.
Meaningful connection: We believe in engaging collaboratively with passionate, diverse and motivated clients, team members and stakeholders to understand various viewpoints.
Greater impact: We believe in helping infrastructure leaders make more impactful decisions. Everything we do seeks to enable positive economic, social and environment impacts.
Competitive compensation: We offer all team members competitive base salaries along with a benefits package that includes superior health and wellness programs. You could be eligible to receive a performance-based bonus. With time and proven excellence, you may be invited to become a company shareholder and benefit from company dividends and profit sharing. We also believe in offering flexible work arrangements and ample, defined time off.
Thank you for your interest.
- Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2021
- Only those selected for consideration will be contacted
- A portfolio of relevant projects, participating in a case-study or written exercise will be required for shortlisted candidates
Submit a cover letter and detailed resume identifying your qualifications. Click "Apply" below to submit your application.
Our recruitment practices
CPCS is an equal opportunity employer. We foster an environment where our people feel safe, heard and valued. Our belief is that we all have unique talents, perspectives and backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, indigenous people, marital status, veterans, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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