8 Oct
Consultant- USA
Washington, D.C.

CPCS | Advisors to infrastructure leaders
50 years of global infrastructure leadership

Position details
Title: Consultant – United States
Status: Full time, permanent
Level: Consultant
Location: Washington, DC USA
Travel: Travel may be required within the U.S, Mexico and Canada
Reports to: Vice President of USA Division
Group: USA

The opportunity
We are CPCS. A global management consulting firm in the infrastructure sector headquartered in Canada with offices around the world.

In the United States, CPCS is focused on transportation sector strategy, policy, and planning for government agencies and corporate clients, including freight and logistics, business planning, research strategy, market research, data analytics, visualization, and clear communications.

Contributing to a better, healthier world for citizens gives us a deep sense of purpose.

Our global team of over 100 CPCSers come from all walks of life and all bring unique skillsets. If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, visit our Careers page to learn more or see what our employee have to say.

Are you the Consultant that wants to help us tackle some of the most interesting and complex policy and business problems in the U.S transportation sector?

With over 1,400 projects in 130 countries under our belt, the work we do has real and measurable impact on people's lives. On any giving day, we can be called on to determine how can Ohio better leverage its maritime transport assets along Lake Erie and the Ohio River or advise a state legislature looking to reduce the high rates of passenger rail safety incidents.

Your impact
You'll help the USA Division to expand our transportation advisory practice by contributing insightful research, concise written advice, and cutting-edge analytics.  This role is a foundational position—with exposure to a wide range of transportation assignments and the opportunity to work directly with emerging leaders and established national experts.  As you contribute and demonstrate your abilities, you will quickly gain additional responsibility and influence major transportation policy, investment, and operations decisions that impact the lives and livelihoods across the country.

In this role, your deft research, writing, and analysis will be effectively applied to develop impactful and actionable strategies for government and corporate clients as they seek to resolve some of the most pressing transportation policy, operations, and planning issues facing the United States.

You'll thrive in this position if are a passionate innovator who collaborates and communicates well and has a desire to catalyze meaningful change for government and corporate clients in the transportation industry.

Your responsibilities
You'll contribute to different stages of our project lifecycle under the guidance of the Vice President of the USA Division.  You will:

  • Research, synthesize and clearly communicate findings
  • Conduct consultations
  • Write compelling and well-organized reports
  • Work with data analysts to crunch and distill meaning from numbers
  • Collaborate with cartographers and graphic artists in visualizing results
  • Assist with managing schedules and budgets
  • Assist with marketing and business development, including client outreach and lead tracking
  • Assist in developing the best proposals
  • Liaise with project teams, partner firms, and clients
  • Other activities, as may be required aimed at growing CPCS's business in the U.S. market, including but not limited to attending/speaking at conferences, helping identify potential future candidates, supporting administrative requirements, etc.
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented environment
  • Liaise with project teams, partner firms and clients.

We're looking for someone who

  • Values diversity, innovation, teamwork and accountability
  • Has a desire to evolve in the transportation sector
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills
  • Has strong organizational skills
  • Is a strategic and critical thinker
  • Is not afraid to step up to challenges and speak up to improve outcomes
  • Can manage and prioritize multiple tasks under tight timelines
  • Is resourceful; a creative problem solver with excellent synthesis and analytical capabilities
  • Can work independently and within teams
  • Welcomes coaching and feedback
  • Is an avid learner and keeps their skills sharp

What you bring to the team

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Policy, Economics, Business or similar discipline (Master's degree is desirable)
  • 0 to 3 years of full-time consulting or research experience specific to economic analysis, transportation sector strategy, and/or policy in the U.S. and/or Canada
  • Be skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Speak and write fluently in English, Bilingualism in Spanish is desirable
  • Demonstrate excellent oral communications skills, particularly in terms of making presentations and explaining technical subject matter to high level and non-technical audiences
  • Experience and training in economics or economic modeling is desirable
  • Have demonstrated leadership and project management experience, preferably in a consulting or research setting
  • Experience in goods movement or strategic planning is desired
  • Be familiar with U.S. transportation sector data, economic data and other relevant sources of information
  • The legal right to work in the United States
  • Ability / willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required – conditions permitting

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.

Apply today
Thank you for your interest.

  • Applications will be accepted until November 2, 2020
  • 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 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.

CANADA: CPCS is committed to, and will strive to ensure that, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, its regulations, standards and all other relevant legislation are applied in a timely fashion. We'll provide all qualified applicants and employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations as required by law. If this is your case, please contact accessibility@cpcs.ca or 613-237-2500. Read more about our commitment to accessibility.

UNITED STATES: CPCS Transcom Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote a diverse and inclusive work environment and comply with the American with Disabilities Act and all other applicable laws. We'll provide all qualified applicants and employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations as required by the law. If this is your case, please contact accessibility@cpcs.ca or 613-237-2500. Read more about our commitment to accessibility.