Local recruitment: Associate Consultant - Stormwater


Durham, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Company Description:
Raftelis helps local governments and utilities thrive by providing management consulting expertise to help transform local governments and utilities. We’ve provided professional consulting services to more than 600 organizations in the last year alone. We work in all areas of management consulting including finance, assessment, communications, technology, executive recruitment, and strategic planning.

Job Summary:
Working within a multi-disciplinary successful, dedicated team, the Associate Consultant will be responsible for providing exceptional client service and project management support in the utility industry through various multi-disciplinary projects, including utility customer and billing data assessment, financial and rate modeling, industry surveys, and development of project deliverables.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work with Project Managers to develop long-term solutions to complex utility management and data management needs.
• Support team in the development and execution of project work
• Analyze large and complex datasets in MS Access, MS Excel, and/or ESRI GIS. These datasets may include utility customer data, parcel data, imagery, and non-metered service attributes.
• Prepare MS Excel based computer models to support a variety of financial and management studies including projects related to financial planning, customer data and customer service, water consumption and non-metered service attributes analysis, revenue requirements, cost of service, capital recovery fees, and rate and fee design and financial feasibility studies under the direction of team members
• Support the team in the development of project deliverables such as bill files, work flow diagrams, maps, financial models, utility program plans, rate ordinances, customer service support materials, financial models, and public outreach materials.
• Participate in preparation of proposals and interviews
• Produce and edit reports and presentations
• Facilitate presentation of findings to clients and other stakeholders
• Maintain effective, professional attributes while dealing with clients & colleagues

• Bachelor’s degree (public administration, mathematics, finance, engineering, economics, or other related fields)
• Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
• Excellent written skills including reporting of analytical results
• Excellent oral communication skills including presenting analytical results to clients or stakeholders
• Diligent, enthusiastic, and team-player attitude
• Ability to work within a small team that may be spread across a broad geography
• Willingness to travel overnight for project and job functions when travel recommences
• Experience using MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access and/or relational databases

• Proficiency with ESRI GIS
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access
• Experience and/or interest in the utility industry or environmental science

Working for a values-based organization focused on growth with an exceptional reputation in its industry, employees receive excellent benefits that include:
• Company paid medical and dental benefits
• Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Vision Insurance
• Company paid Life and Disability Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
• Generous paid time off program and education reimbursement program
• 401(k) with company contributions
• Hybrid working arrangement (3 days in the office and 2 days remote)

Additional Information:
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. Raftelis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Raftelis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

To learn more about Raftelis and apply: Please visit www.raftelis.com.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development