Job Postings

FCS GROUP currently has several finance, economic and management consulting positions available in Redmond, Washington, and Lake Oswego, Oregon. We look forward to receiving your resume and cover letter. Please note the specific response criteria at the conclusion of each position description.

Utility Rate and Finance Project Manager (22015)

(Positions available in Redmond, Washington)

FCS GROUP is recruiting experienced professionals to participate in a growing financial consulting practice focused on public finance and utility rate consulting. Successful candidates will be responsible for financial and economic spreadsheet modeling and analysis including data collection, validation and compilation, financial forecasting, capital funding analysis, cost allocation, cost-of-service analyses, rate design, capital facilities charges, wholesale rates, water conservation and re-use pricing, long-term financial planning, and utility formations related to water, sewer, stormwater, transportation, parks, electric and solid waste utilities.

Candidates must be able to both execute and manage analytical efforts while providing high quality, innovative utility rate and financial consulting to public sector agencies throughout the Western United States. The successful candidate(s) will manage and/or conduct financial forecasts, cost of service and cost allocation analyses, fiscal policy review, economic/financial feasibility analyses and financial modeling/quantitative analysis. Professional responsibility will include policy evaluation and options analysis with clear documentation of issues and recommendations. Individual(s) would manage and execute projects of all sizes and juggle multiple projects and project schedules simultaneously. Individual(s) will also participate in business development and marketing through sole source engagements and competitively bid opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support project execution, including analysis, evaluation, documentation and presentation. Transferrable book of business is a plus.
  • Create graphs and spreadsheet models to analyze policy and financial issues, determine the cost of service, allocate costs, calculate fees and charges, and forecast revenues and expenditures for public agencies.
  • Provide high quality return on client investment in our services through complete and insightful work products.
  • Work to help develop and manage analytical staff and guide and monitor work performance and products generated by analysts.
  • Establish adequate project budgets and achievable schedules and manage to those schedules.
  • Actively participate in sole source and competitive marketing activities to obtain new business.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires five years of related professional experience providing consulting to the public sector. Transferrable book of business is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Four-year degree in economics, business or public administration, engineering, mathematics, statistics or other quantitative fields; graduate degree preferred. Strong analytical skills a must.
  • Mastery of MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Familiarity with MS Access and SPSS or other statistical packages also a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and demonstrable ability to work in US.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites; may be out of state and may require Company-paid overnight lodging.
  • Flexibility to attend elected official meetings often held in the evening.
  • Will become part of a growing consulting practice with excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement.

EOE. Salary DOE. Send resume/cover letter to kathyl@fcsgroup.com. Reference “Position 22015” in your cover letter.

Management Consulting Project Manager (32015)

(Position available in Redmond, Washington)

FCS Group is recruiting an experienced professional to participate in a growing management consulting practice focused on performing public sector policy and analysis related to performance measurement, cost allocation, user fees, economic benefit analyses, program effectiveness and efficiency reviews, benchmarking studies, strategic analysis and organizational reviews.

Candidates will be defined by strong analytical skills, ability to work independently, proven ability to recruit and supervise direct reports, aptitude for evaluating analytical findings and related policy issues, and a commitment to quality and client service. Professional responsibility will include policy evaluation and options analysis with clear documentation of issues and recommendations. The successful candidate will manage and execute projects of all sizes and juggle multiple projects and project schedules simultaneously. Individual will also participate in business development and marketing through sole source engagements and competitively bid opportunities.

Work is performed for county, city and state governments and includes studies for Building and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Fire/EMS, Transportation, Libraries, Planning and Land Use, and Utilities, among others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support project execution, including analysis, evaluation, documentation and presentation of results, as well as interviewing clients, gathering and organizing data.
  • Create graphs and spreadsheet models to analyze policy and financial issues, determine the cost of service, allocate costs, calculate fees and charges, and forecast revenues and expenditures for public agencies.
  • Provide high quality return on client investment in our services through complete and insightful work products.
  • Work to recruit and mentor analytical staff and guide and monitor their work performance and products.
  • Establish adequate project budgets and achievable schedules and manages to those schedules.
  • Actively participate in sole source and competitive marketing activities to obtain new business; maintains client relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires five years related professional experience providing consulting services to the public sector. Transferrable book of business is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Four-year degree in economics, business or public administration, engineering, mathematics, statistics or other quantitative fields; graduate degree preferred. Strong analytical skills a must.
  • Mastery of MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Familiarity with MS Access and SPSS or other statistical packages also a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and demonstrable ability to work in US.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites; may be out of state and may require Company-paid overnight lodging.
  • Flexibility to attend elected official meetings often held in the evening.
  • Will become part of a growing consulting practice with excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement.

EOE. Salary DOE. Send resume with a cover letter to kathyl@fcsgroup.com. Reference “Position 32015” in your cover letter.

 

Financial Analyst (12015)

(Position available in Redmond, Washington or Lake Oswego, Oregon)

Position focuses on analytical work in support of FCS GROUP’s utility rate and general government financial consulting efforts. Responsible for financial and economic spreadsheet modeling and analysis including data collection, validation and compilation, financial forecasting, capital funding analysis, cost allocation, cost of service analyses, rate design, capital facilities charges, wholesale rates, water conservation and re-use pricing, long-term financial planning, and utility formations related to water, sewer, storm water, electric, transportation, and solid waste utilities. Successful applicant will develop analytical models, summary tables and graphics, presentation materials, technical memoranda, and written reports. Growth potential includes increased policy and options analysis, marketing, and management/supervision of analytical work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Primarily analytical work content with increased responsibility for collecting and validating data and documenting analytical and policy issues.
  • Work effectively toward specific project objectives on time and within designated budget.
  • Gather and organize data, including interviewing clients.
  • Prepare written documents and reports.
  • Help create materials for presentations to staff, public officials, and citizen advisory groups, and may participate in presentations.
  • Participate in business development activities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Four-year degree in a quantitative discipline or related B.S. (MBA a plus).
  • Mastery of Excel and Word.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites; may be out of state and may require Company-paid overnight lodging.

EOE. Salary DOE. Send resume with a cover letter to kathyl@fcsgroup.com. Reference “Position 12015” in your cover letter and state your preferred work location – Redmond, Washington, or Lake Oswego, Oregon

EEO Policy

We are an equal opportunity employer with a long-standing commitment to provide equal opportunity on the basis of individual merit and personal qualifications to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic characteristics or genetic health information about an employee or an employee’s family, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related condition, medical condition, membership of military service, veteran’s status, political ideology, height, or weight or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.