Opportunities at SMA

  • When making a tough call, does your head win over your heart?
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If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then stop looking for a job! Become an SMA Associate for challenging and rewarding project-based assignments:
Take control of your career
Help accomplish great things
See the results of your hard work

The Opportunity: Management Consulting Engagement Leader

Engagement Leaders at SMA drive the overall consulting approach for client projects, working with the client team to set the strategic direction of projects and developing and executing the intellectual agenda for the SMA project team. Engagement Leaders work closely with SMA Senior Leadership and clients to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ issues and challenges to create strategies for meaningful change, secure client buy-in to proposed solutions, and work alongside clients to make those solutions happen. Successful applicants possess excellent project management and communications skills and have significant experience overseeing a range of analytical tasks and quality assurance.
Career Stage: Senior Associate
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Period of Performance: This is an open position
Pay: Annual salary ranging from $125,000 to $150,000
Reference ID: O-015096.03
About Us: We are SMA, the leader in professional services for project-based industries. We help companies win in their markets by informing their strategic choices, improving their competitiveness, and performing on critical projects. Join our community of over 650 professionals like yourself—all confident in their capabilities and who want choices that will accelerate their career. We offer flexible project-based opportunities, meritocratic pay, and benefits. To learn more about SMA, please visit our website at smawins.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.
About You: You have 8 to 12 years of experience
Desired Skills & Experience include: Maturity, drive, intellectual curiosity, strategic intuition; Demonstrated experience managing teams, workstreams, and clients; Ability to interact with poise at the senior executive level; Ability to work effectively in a small team where all members are expected to take on significant responsibility including, as required, research and analytical tasks; Demonstrated success in a rigorous academic program and in previous work experience; Outstanding quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; Superb written, oral, and interpersonal skills are assumed. An MBA is not required to be considered for this role, but we welcome applications with Masters and other advanced degrees.
You are relentless in solving problems, work well in teams, and enjoy a challenge.
You are a citizen of the country where the opportunity is located or have to right to work in that country, and have completed the appropriate level of education in a relevant field.
You are looking for adventure!
SMA is an Equal Opportunity/​ Action employer. All qualified applicants can be considered for an opportunity without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To join as an Associate, SMA will require proof of your legal ability to work in the United States and conduct a background check and drug test. For opportunities abroad, proof of work permit or other legal ability to work in that country is required.
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SMA, Inc., is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensure we meet our commitments to national security.
You may be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and/or agree to follow safety protocols to comply with the requirements of SMA clients, and government executive orders, laws, or regulations.
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