Associate Director (West Coast), Energy & Utilities Consulting

Cognizant Business ConsultingCognizant Business Consulting (CBC) is a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. With over 5,500 consultants worldwide, Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC) offers high-value consulting services that improve business performance and operational productivity, lower operational expenses and enhance overall performance. Clients draw upon our deep industry expertise, program and change management capabilities and analytical objectivity to help improve business productivity, drive technology-enabled business transformation and increase shareholder value.We provide a number of Business/IT Consulting Services including: Business Strategy, IT Strategy & Roadmap Development, Process Re-Engineering & Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Selection, and Domain Solutions. The CBC team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner. About Cognizant E&U (Energy & Utilities)Cognizant’s Energy and Utilities consulting practice serves Energy and Utilities companies with a wide array of strategic consulting and business process services solutions, supported by proven IT frameworks and accelerators. We have 300+ domain consultants across the E&U value chain. Key Utility Focus Areas include Asset and Work Management, Customer Solutions, Generation, Digital, Smart Grid and Energy Transition.Cognizant works with 4 of the top 10 global Oil and Gas firms and with leading investor-owned utilities and retailers across the globe. We have a strong focus on Grid Modernization and Customer Experience and are working on strategic initiatives to implement digital solutions. The E&U sector is one of the highest growth areas for Cognizant and there is executive focus to continuously improve our consulting offerings, capabilities, and talent to better serve our clients. Position DescriptionOur E&U consulting practice is focused on providing profitable growth for our firm, crafting value for our clients as a trusted industry advisor, and providing exciting professional opportunities for our people to grow in their careers. We are in the midst of a period of rapid growth and are seeking an experienced leader with deep Utilities domain experience in areas such as Transmission, Distribution, Generation, and Customer Experience.As a key member of our Consulting team, this individual will be able to sell and deliver client engagements across consulting, as well as develop industry specific solutions for our Utility clients.As a domain expert, you will work as an inspiring leader crafting solutions and opportunities across existing and new logo clients to help them digitally transform their businesses. You will also be a coach and mentor to our junior consulting team members developing and preparing them to be our next group of industry leaders.This specific role is to a be the Consulting leader working in collaboration with our Client Partner responsible to sell and deliver consulting engagements linked to our industry strategic control points with one of our larger Utility accounts.ResponsibilitiesHave the ability to position industry insights as they pertain to client needs & requirementsDrive business development through activities such as pre-sales client presentations, research, and writing proposal, RFP responses and SOWsDeeply understand their client’s business challenges, and provide thought leadership in addressing these issuesShape, define, and close new business opportunities for consulting driven engagementsLead key transformation initiatives along with key client management and provide electric and utilities business consultancy/expertise in preparing roadmap and program executionDirect consulting project execution ensuring client satisfaction and project profitabilityHandle client relationship and communications.Leverage your industry network to proactively develop sales opportunities to grow our practice.Work proactively to bring the best of Cognizant expertise to their client(s)Minimum QualificationsMinimum 15 years of consulting and transformation experience in the North American Energy & Utility industry covering regulated and de-regulated marketsMust possess a good understanding of the IT landscape in domain areas such digital plant, customer service, asset performance management, renewable energy, grid modernization, and cyber security. including technology systems such as:AMI and Smart metering Geospatial Information SystemsField Force Mobility IT-OT IntegrationADMS DERMSEAM and APM Connected Worker SolutionsCIS/Customer ExperienceDemonstrated experience effectively positioning and closing advisory consulting engagementsStrong experience in conducting client workshops and facilitating partner meetingsExperience in reporting, documentation, presentation, and excel data managementExcellent communication & presentation skills (verbal and written)Demonstrated success in building and growing a consulting offering portfolioPreferred QualificationsBachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred in related fields such as Engineering, Innovation, and Business.Demonstrated experience advising the full client engagement lifecycle for a large firm (proposal through delivery and project expansion)Ability to travel post COVID travel restrictionsCognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network Assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to demonstrate the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and dedication to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position whom are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)#LI-RemoteEmployee Status : Full Time EmployeeShift : Day JobJob Posting : Apr 11 2023About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email with your request and contact information.

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