Utilities Regulatory - Managing Consultant


Toronto, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Sep 14

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing 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 help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 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


Managing Consultants own client engagements from cultivation to completion. In this role, you will be accountable for supporting or leading a project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. You are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high-quality and client-ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings, and guide, manage, and coach consultants and senior consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. Managing Consultants work closely with Directors and Managing Directors to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. Managing Consultants support sales initiatives and practice development.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting workstreams that enable the assessment, development, and enhancement of NERC Compliance improvements, particularly within the context the O&P Standards, business strategies, operating plans, business processes, organizational structures, and supporting infrastructure for clients.
  • Applying internal compliance, risk management, and operations knowledge to support the design of client deliverables.
  • Applying technical competencies “on the ground” with clients.
  • Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through reports and presentations.
  • Performing data collection, intelligence analysis, statistical & risk analyses in support of project objectives.
  • Providing detailed fact finding, research, and analysis to further support delivery.



  • 7+ Years in utility operations or regulatory specialist or in a position at regulatory body overseeing utility operations (e.g., WECC, NERC, FERC, BCUC, IESO MACD, AESO) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, utility operations, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the O&P NERC Reliability Standards
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong communications skills, including both written and verbal
  • Strong critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Highly developed organizational and management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness
  • This position is open virtually to candidates from across Canada; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, and Los Angeles, CA  


  • 7+ years working experience as a consultant (external/Internal) or management consultant to include experience working directly with clients.
  • Experience as standard owner or standard lead before and during compliance audit
  • Expertise in the O&P Standards and comfort or familiarity with the CIP Standards
  • Deep understanding of FAC, PRC, TOP Standards
  • NERC Certified System Operator i.e., at least one of the following licenses or Certifications: System Operator (RC, TOP, etc), P.E.

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.


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 1-571-633-1711 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
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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