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Senior Consultant

A Senior Consultant in the Professional Services organization implements PowerPlan’s products and solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively participate and be highly engaged as part of a project team (including clients, colleagues, other consultants, vendors, etc.) Activities include: contributing to project and tasks plan development, completion of templates and documentation.
  • Complete tasks and activities as assigned by the Project Lead/Manager, and in accordance with PowerPlan’s methodology. Adhere to project schedules and budgetary constraints; provide early notice of any potential risks or issues with respect to adherence to project schedules or budgets.
  • Hands-on project execution:
    • Gather, document and analyze client requirements
    • Develop functional/technical specifications
    • Configure the application to meet the approved design o Assist clients with data conversion
    • Build technical programs for integration & conversion in accordance with design specifications and PowerPlan standards
    • Testing:
      • Assist with the development of use and test cases, as appropriate
      • Support client testing and provide defect resolution
    • Support application go-live
      • Provide knowledge transfer to clients and ensure the client staff are ready to operate the application upon go-live
      • Assist clients in transitioning the application to client’s production support team
      • Plan and execute effective hand-off to PowerPlan’s Support organization
      • Identify client skill or knowledge gaps that might be addressed via PowerPlan’s training organization and/or via an enhanced support model
  • Communicate status updates, risks and issues to customers and internal stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Address risks and resolve issues relating to implementation; if needed, with assistance/direction from the Project Lead/Manager
  • May write interfaces, conversions and other technical build items. Other responsibilities include, unit testing their work, testing the software and performing analysis to ensure the project meets specific customer requirements and are within company standards
  • Develop application and domain/industry specific expertise, and utilize this knowledge on projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Excellent, effective communication skills, including:
    • verbal, written, listening and presentation skills
    • ability to engage and successfully interact with the client and project team at all levels
  • Consulting and client/project team relationship-building skills
  • Strong technical background
  • Ability to establish oneself as a trusted advisor to client, project team and PowerPlan Inc colleagues
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to adhere to a firm’s methodology
  • Skilled in MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to travel, on average, up to 80%

Preferred-

  • One-three (5-8) years experience implementing enterprise software applications in a client-facing consultant role
    • Experience in more than one phase of the implementation process
    • Experience with utilizing a robust implementation methodology
    • History of increasing responsibility or upward progression
  • Experience with implementing key enterprise applications, including ERP, EAM, CRM and Maximo
  • Specifically regarding ERP implementations, working knowledge of financial accounting processes (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Project Accounting, Close, Budget)
  • Understanding of system and network architecture, system platforms, system access, data models, database design, SQL queries, and network protocols
  • Experience with some of the advanced functions of Excel, including functions, macros, and pivot tables
  • Process orientation, and ability to analyze and design/build complex processes
  • Hands-on experience working on or with capital projects, capital budgets and fixed asset accounting, or business tax software
  • Property Tax or Income Tax expertise within an enterprise business
  • Industry experience within oil and gas, mining, transportation, natural resources, utilities, energy markets or telecomm

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail: Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.
  • Customer focus: Knowing the (internal and external) customer business needs and acting accordingly; anticipating customer needs, and giving high priority to customer satisfaction and customer service.
  • Data gathering and analysis: Collecting, consolidating, and using relevant information; recognizing important information; tracing possible causes of problems, and searching for practical data/solutions.
  • Problem solving: Having the ability to identify problems and issues of varying complexities and to find effective solutions with few guidelines.

We seek talented, creative individuals who are looking for dynamic, challenging and rewarding career opportunities. PowerPlan firmly believes that our employees’ personal success contributes greatly to the continued success of the company, reflected in our growth trajectory. We offer competitive pay and a generous benefits package.

To be considered, please send your resume to resumes@powerplan.com.