Senior Technology Consultant

Isle Utilities

Latin America or San Diego, CA, USA, , XV

Isle Utilities is a boutique technology and innovation consultancy with global headquarters in the UK and US headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Isle aims to accelerate the commercialization of disruptive emerging water technologies. We do this through two core capabilities: through our Technology Approval Group (TAG) – a unique innovation forum for global water utilities, and our consultancy service for end users.

Isle has worked on behalf of utilities to identify, screen, and qualify emerging solutions and best practices that provide a step-change solution to all aspects of utility management, including optimization and performance, master planning, organizational strategic planning, and execution of capital improvement plans. As an independent third party, Isle works hard to objectively source and screen technology providers, which are prioritized based on water utility clients’ expressed needs and interest areas. We facilitate this support through the TAG program, a core distinction of the Isle brand that has been in operation since 2005, as well as our tailored consultancy services.

To support the continued growth of the North American division of Isle, we are currently seeking a candidate that can drive new business into Isle’s consultancy practice and technology scouting efforts that serve primarily water utilities, municipalities, special districts, and agencies.

About the role

Contract type: Full Time, Travel: <25%

Location: San Diego, CA, USA

What you’ll be doing


Technology Scouting and Review

  • Identify and qualify step-change technical solutions for Isle’s US TAG program and/or consultancy projects
  • Provide a robust and objective evaluation of solutions based on financial and operational performance criteria in comparison to conventional methods
  • Present evaluation summary in comparative matrices, executive summaries, and in other formats as requested for internal or external needs

Consulting Projects

  • Deliver consultancy services directly and at times, as the project manager/director overseeing other consultants as needed
  • Core services include the identification of available solutions, qualification of solutions through client established criteria, comparative analysis between available solutions and/or evaluation of innovative best practices. Deliverables will be a report or workshop type format
  • Lead the development and delivery of technical reports, technology specifications, cost estimates (procurement and deployment), best practices, and work plans
  • Demonstrate effective project management, meeting stated lead times and staying on budget
  • Support the technical and commercial due diligence analysis required for the US market and Isle Inc. customers
  • Meet highest levels of customer satisfaction and experience

Other Accountabilities

A number of key business activities may also require input. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • General – Document preparation, review, and proofing for various miscellaneous needs
  • Organization and Reporting – Follow internal documentation and reporting procedures related to client relationship and opportunity management and product execution
  • Program support – Support Isle workshops including travel within North America, public speaking, communication with vendors and end users, and development of workshop documents

What the role requires


Knowledge / Experience

  • Education: BS/Ms in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Licensed Professional Engineer a plus
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience illustrating success in developing new business in the water sector as well as managing and delivering technical projects related to technology evaluation and implementation
  • Understanding and experience of commercial and technical aspects around the water sector
  • Experience working with and evaluating technologies in the water sector including several of the following categories: treatment, controls, conveyance, distribution systems, smart grids, asset management software, artificial intelligence, water quality, GIS, and mechanical systems
  • Experience working with private and public water utilities; industrial water a plus
  • Ability to prepare technical engineering reports of high quality without any supervision
  • Demonstrate a strong network among utility leaders
  • Field and/or operations experience a plus
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the application of current engineering principles, practices, procedures, materials, and equipment as they apply to water/wastewater/industrial treatment processes

Key Competencies

  • Integrity – Does not cut corners ethically, speaks plainly and truthfully
  • Respect and collaboration – Able to identify challenges and provide constructive approach to address it
  • Follow through on commitments – Live up to verbal and written agreements internally and externally
  • Persistence/work ethic – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Proactivity – Acts without being told what to do, brings new ideas to the company
  • Enthusiasm – Exhibits passion and excitement in their work, has a can-do attitude
  • Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort
  • High standards – Expects performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best
  • Flexibility/adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing conditions and can work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player – Ability to communicate effectively across the organization constructively with respect to all colleagues

You Will Be:

  • A passionate ambassador of innovation, sustainability, and wanting to make this world a better place through your impact in water!
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to work under your own initiative with little direction, yet effective in your productivity
  • Committed to the highest level of customer service and satisfaction
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel and Google Suite tools

Applications and enquiries

To apply, please contact Cristina Ahmadpour:

[email protected] // +1 760-707-8959





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