Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Principal to join our consulting firm in Halifax, NS.
We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, collaboration, diversity, flexibility, impact, and fun.
As a Principal with Davis Pier, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of exceptional client services necessary to design, plan, and implement lasting change and improvement in complex environments. Our core services are Strategy and Analytics; Transformation and Implementation; Design and Technology.
Responsibilities will include:
- Acting as a lead consultant or team lead on complex projects within our service lines, which will involve managing junior resources within Davis Pier, partner firms, and client organizations and managing client relationships within project environments;
Delivering the following types of expertise on client engagements to achieve desired outcomes: management sciences, analytics, change management, facilitation, project management, and business analysis;
Development of high-quality project deliverables such as detailed reports, presentation decks, and spreadsheets that meet or exceed client expectations;
Facilitating client workshops and interviews to collect information necessary for analyses, enable the execution of change management activities, and plan complex projects;
Seamlessly integrating with client teams and development of tailored approaches to project delivery to ensure the engagement outcomes are delivered in an non-disruptive manner;
Accountability for managing project budgets to ensure profitability of engagements;
Leading business development activities such as researching, developing and pursuing new opportunities, proposal preparation, executive presentations, and relationship building with prospective buyers and influencers;
Acting in a supervisory capacity for assigned team members including:
Enabling productive teamwork, strong working relationships and team motivation
Encouraging and supporting team professional development, progression and performance management
Providing open and constructive feedback
Encouraging team initiative and innovation
Participation in professional networking to build relationships with prospective clients;
Participation in community involvement activities;
Supporting practice development activities;
Adherence to administrative processes and firm policies such as timesheet reporting, expense tracking, workplace safety, and sustainability practices.
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
Previous consulting experience is required
Formal education in business, public administration, engineering, information technology, social sciences or service design
Possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Knowledge and experience of how to use technology as a business enabler
Is responsive to changes in technology and can adapt their approach accordingly
Knowledge of the public sector, the social sector, or healthcare would be considered an asset
Experience designing and implementing digital change would be considered an asset
Experience in using service design methodologies
At Davis Pier we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If your experience doesn’t align with every qualification described but you believe you have the ability to deliver the work described in a way that aligns with our values, we encourage you to apply and look forward to reading your application.
Perks of Working with Davis Pier:
- Four weeks of vacation annually
- Hybrid working options after first few months with the firm
- Annual Health Living Allowance
- Profit-sharing incentives
- Regular social and team-building events
- Peer Mentorship Program
- Beautiful modern office located downtown in the Brewery Market building
- Contributing to a B Corp certified company
- Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program (co pay)
Collaborative, welcoming, and supportive team
About Davis Pier
Davis Pier is a professional services firm that provides innovative solutions to complex government and social challenges. Our team consists of over 60 people in Halifax, Toronto, and Charlottetown with varied backgrounds including strategists, project managers, engineers, public policy experts, interdisciplinary designers, technologists, and researchers educated in areas such as business, engineering, public administration, psychology, economics, and behavioural science.
We work with public and non-profit sector organizations in Canada and internationally to deliver the services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing lasting change. Our ability to collaborate with clients and implement these solutions is what sets us apart. The approaches we use to design, plan, and manage change allow us to deliver exceptional value and integrate seamlessly with our clients. Our success in supporting these complex projects resulted in us receiving the 2020 Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and who are representative of the communities that we serve, in particular those with lived experience of the barriers individuals face to employment.
Davis Pier is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve. We encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities as we strive to build a more inclusive society.
If you will require accommodations at any stage of the selection process, please state the nature of the accommodations in your cover note. In your application, please feel free to note your preferred pronouns (for example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).
Please include your resume and cover letter with your application.
What’s the Process?
We know applying for jobs and finding your new career can be overwhelming, so we strive to be as transparent as possible about our interview and hiring process.
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