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Guidehouse Director Water Utility Consulting in Pierre, South Dakota


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Guidehouse is continuing to expand its presence in Water Utility Consulting. The Director, Water Utility Consulting will leverage his/her relevant experience to continue the development of our growing Water Utility Consulting Practice area and provide leadership to project delivery and pursuit teams. The Director role is a highly visible and challenging position that draws heavily upon the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills essential to effective strategy consulting. This role requires a keen ability to engage clients and lead project teams in effectively delivering projects of the highest quality. In addition, the Director identifies business opportunities for clients as new or follow-on work. The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects while at the same time being a part of and leading a close-knit team is critical.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with Guidehouse team members across the full Water Utility Consulting lifecycle – including Thought Leadership, offering development, new sales, account management, and finally project management.

  • Utilize your Track Record and contacts in broad areas of Water Utility Consulting to help expand our market presence and close new projects

  • Meet new business and earnings financial goals; proven record in account management and annual sales of at least $1.5m.

  • Develop client and pursuit strategies

  • Manage contracts and legal issues

  • Manage and mitigate project, account management, and other risks

  • Identify key client interests and drivers on projects and pursuits and communicate with team members

  • Lead proposal development and pursuit of business development opportunities

  • Develop strong relationships with clients, project teams, teaming partners and contractors

  • Leverage professional networking skills and a robust set of contacts across the industry to help identify and pursue project opportunities

  • Participate in internal Guidehouse initiatives aimed at improving the firm


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering or a related field

  • Advanced degree preferred (including an MBA or other business-focused discipline)

  • 10+ years professional experience managing a multi-disciplinary team to deliver water and wastewater consulting projects

  • Broad knowledge of the water utility industry in areas such as water supply planning, water quality, asset management (including capital program management), water operations (including distribution maintenance), and rate design.

  • Additional experience in areas such as the energy/water nexus, hydropower generation, and perspectives on the forces of transformation driving change across the industry.

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

  • 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