Director innovation

Guidehouse Tallahassee, Florida
director digital energy digital innovation consulting utilities operations utility management accounts lead team growth
September 23, 2022
Tallahassee, Florida


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting.

We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation.

Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success.

The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

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In the face of a triple transformation the Clean Energy Transition, Digitalization, and Business Model Transformationour Energy Provider customers are charged with digitally instrumenting and automating their core business operations to adapt to the dynamics of the 21st energy marketplace, adapting technologies to enable new business models and re-imagining how they engage customers the digital-first age.

Charged with growing digital innovation opportunities within key accounts within our Energy Provider clientele, this role of Utility Digital Innovation Lead requires a self-motivated, driven professional with strong sales and business acumen, a proven track record of success in complex solution selling, a keen understanding of Utilities & Energy business operations and passion for execution excellence.

We are seeking a seasoned leader to drive growth and customer satisfaction in Guidehouses Energy Providers Practice through crafting, selling, and at times overseeing delivery of digital transformation opportunities supporting our customers strategies to digitize and automate key business functions within their Customer, Worker, and Grid Operations domains.

Primary Responsibilities of the Utility Digital Innovation Lead are :

Developing / expanding long-term client relationships that will lead to repeat business, meeting and exceeding digital transformation sales targets

Working in concert with Account Leaders and other pursuit team members on key accounts to develop, pursue, and close new digital innovation engagements

Actively contributing to key account strategy development

Building deep trusted advisor relationships with key utility client stakeholders within business units and IT

Collaborating with senior consulting professionals in our solutions teams across Guidehouse to incorporate a broader range of Guidehouse offerings into digital innovation opportunities within our Energy Provider clients

Building and maintaining a robust pipeline of digital innovation opportunities

Leading key pursuits from inception to closure

Leading / supporting development of key digital innovation proposals

Leading continued development of overall digital innovation Go-To-Market plan for Energy Providers

Providing thought leadership within our practice and to our Energy Provider clients on the application of digitalization in their core operations, customer engagement, and emerging business models


Bachelor degree in business or relevant discipline

10+ years' experience professional working experience excluding internships, co-ops, fellowships, graduate research and post doctoral work.

Executive level energy business experience with a deep background and understanding of the utility industry, including market structure, asset management, regulation, and clean energy trends

Deep understanding of key IT systems within utilities

Familiarity with key OT systems within utilities

Track record uniting IT and Business Unit leader support behind key digitalization initiatives

Strong understanding of key IT technology trends relating to Data Analytics, Cloud, Digitalization, IoT, RPA, and AI and their application within utilities

Experience developing multi-year enterprise IT and OT roadmaps with supporting funding strategies

Experience designing and instantiating large-scale IT programs within utilities

Experience successfully applying agile delivery methodologies to IT / OT initiatives

Preference for prior digital innovation and technology advisory consulting experience

Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

High degree of self-confidence and determination

Highly developed organizational and management skills

Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness

Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of an organization

Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software

Ability to travel as needed

Ability to handle multiple priorities and assignments

Ability to work individually, as part of a team, or leading a team

Reviewing and at times preparing and delivering reports, presentations and other documents for client deliverables

Due to nature of contracts, US Citizenship restriction apply

Preferred Qualifications

MBA or relevant advanced degree

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.

The salary range for this role is $147,200 USD to $245,760 USD, may vary based on undergraduate / graduate degree, directly relevant work experience and location.

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 RecruitingAccommodation guidehouse.

com . 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

Last updated : 2022-09-23

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