Job Description

Senior Consultant/Project Manager

Job LocationsUS-Remote






Regular Full-Time


BerryDunn is seeking a Senior Consultant/Project Manager to join our State Government Practice Group, focused on serving our state Health and Human Services (HHS) agency clients. As a Senior Consultant, you will have the right mix of demonstrated project management skills and experience, exceptional organizational and self-management qualities, strong leadership and client-facing capabilities, and effective written and verbal communication skills. You will have 8+ years working with and/or for state government agencies for HHS programs (such as Public Health, SNAP, TANF, Behavioral Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Child Care, Child Welfare, and Aging), and you will be comfortable working in many different environments within state government. You will oversee BerryDunn projects teams consisting of business analysts, technical analysts, and other staff on information technology (IT) systems planning and procurement, business process improvement/analysis, independent verification & validation (IV&V), IT and data governance, and other similar projects. IT and management consulting experience is preferred, and the right candidate will be comfortable working with clients on IT- and policy-related projects. Experience with business development (e.g., writing proposals for new projects) and staff development is also preferred as these are important aspects of this role.

You will be based in one of our physical office locations or remotely, and you will report to the HHS Practice Area Lead Principal.

Travel Expectations: Although most client-related travel has decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic, travel can range up to 50% depending on client and project needs.


You Will:

  • Lead BerryDunn projects providing services for state HHS agency clients, such as project management, IT system planning and procurement support, business process improvement/analysis, organizational and operational assessments, strategic planning, IT and data governance, workforce assessment and development, IV&V, implementation and IT solution vendor management/oversight)
  • Lead and support delivery of services to clients on time and within budget, including assigning and managing staff and overseeing development of deliverables such as organizational/operational assessments, needs assessments, gap analyses, requirements traceability matrices (RTMs), IT solution vendor procurement documents, federal Advance Planning Documents, and IV&V reports
  • Develop project approaches and work plans, and coordinate task assignments across project team members accordingly
  • Report on project status (written and verbal)including risks and issuesto different audiences, including client executive leadership
  • Inspire and motivate the project teams you lead, and serve as a trusted advisor to clients
  • Facilitate meetings and interviews with client stakeholders with confidence and professionalism
  • Maintain a strong focus on providing high quality services and deliverables, in adherence with BerryDunn’s Consulting Quality Management Program
  • Play a role in developing staff; contribute to maintaining and building a positive, fun, and innovative HHS team culture; and participate in and/or lead training and other learning and development activities


You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute
  • 8+ years experience working with and/or for state government agencies
  • Technology-related education, experience, and/or expertise
  • Knowledge of state government HHS programs and services
  • A strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated experience leading project teams
  • Experience in and a desire to coach and mentor junior team members
  • An ability to balance strong attention to detail with a focus on the bigger picture
  • Effective project management and organizational skills, and the ability to remain calm and focused during busy or challenging times
  • Excellent written communication skills, including documenting complex issues succinctly and logically
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills, including articulating complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • The ability to balance multiple assignments and achieve quality results in a timely manner
  • The ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with staff and diverse constituencies and to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Microsoft (MS) Office suite skills and experience, including MS Project, Visio, and Excel