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We look for people who are smart, self-reliant, quality minded, and able to connect with their coworkers and clients. The opportunities at ScottMadden are endless, and we have a well-defined path for advancement. We reward initiative and independence as well as the ability to work collaboratively in teams.

We typically staff our consulting engagements with small teams—one to three consultants paired with one working partner. This arrangement makes each consultant’s contribution vital to the success of each project. Our consultants have greater responsibility and client contact at each level than they might have at larger consulting firms where project teams can be significantly bigger.

We serve clients with five levels of consultants: associates, senior associates, managing associates, directors, and partners. There is no minimum service required at each level, and the partners consider consultant promotions each quarter.

The majority of our consultants have MBA degrees and significant work experience. When a consultant joins us at the associate level, however, experience in consulting or a particular functional area or industry is not required. When we hire at levels above associate, we seek a combination of consulting and/or industry experience. Experience in one or more of our two major practice areas—energy and shared services—is also highly regarded. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

ScottMadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and the firm has established a documented affirmative action program.


What’s Your Pursuit?


Analysts are primarily responsible for information management, data analysis, and deliverable preparation.

Analysts serve in supporting roles on client projects or internal firm activities. They work from a ScottMadden office or on the client site. Analysts must be willing to travel as necessary.

Key Expectations

  • Analytical Skills: has a strong analytical ability and is able to quickly learn and begin applying the  appropriate analytical tools
  • Work Quality: produces high-quality, error-free deliverables; quickly understands the nature of a
    request and is able to create appropriate solutions with minimal supervision
  • Attitude: approaches all problems or requests enthusiastically; demonstrates a positive attitude
    to all tasks and work requirements
  • Organizational Skills: highly organized and able to quickly access the appropriate information from a
    variety of sources; master of ScottMadden knowledge management tools, as well as other informal knowledge resources

 Education and Experience Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with demonstrated academic success
  • Preference to candidates with data analysis experience including candidates with coursework in areas such as engineering, economics, and computer science
  • Demonstrated proficiency in productivity and data analysis software including: Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Project a plus


Associates are responsible for research, data analysis, client interviews, deliverable preparation and project responsibilities.

They may also be responsible for day-to-day project management and planning depending on the size and type of the project. Travel requirements vary but can be up to four or five days per week.

Key Expectations

  • Analytical Skills: familiar with and able to apply analytical tools such as spreadsheets and other data analysis software; creates high-quality analysis that uncovers and illuminates critical issues; enthusiastic about learning and applying new analytical skills and techniques
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills: communicates effectively and efficiently with fellow team members and client resources; demonstrates a clear, concise, and persuasive writing ability and produces work which is free of errors
  • Self-Awareness: not afraid to ask questions of fellow consultants and project manager at the appropriate time; exhibits both a professional demeanor and presence that which instill client confidence
  • Work Quality: produces error-free, high quality work products; demonstrates a strong and innate attention to detail; master of ScottMadden’s format for deliverables
  • Attitude: approaches and completes all assignments and tasks with a sense of urgency, enthusiasm, and optimism; open and flexible to all project situations and partner preferences; avoids negativity

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Strong record of academic and job success
  • MBA
  • Three to five years of work experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in productivity and data analysis software including: Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Project a plus

Experienced Consultant

Experienced Consultants possess a mastery of the ScottMadden consulting process or should have a demonstrated track record of similar success in work outside of the firm.

Experienced Consultants possess the technical and analytical ability of their ScottMadden peers in addition to the leadership, project management, and client relationship skills necessary to successfully manage a variety of project types and sizes. They should be overall masters of project operations, while simultaneously helping to build strong, long-term client relationships. Travel requirements vary but can be up to four or five days per week.

Key Expectations

  • Project Management: manages all project aspects within time and budget constraints; demonstrates strong project management skills including: work plan development, budget and schedule adherence and the ability to adapt to unexpected changes; demonstrates the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks at once
  • Communication Skills: communicates effectively with client and team members; ensures that the partner on the project is regularly and thoroughly informed about project status; adheres to ScottMadden’s deliverable protocols; demonstrates excellent stand up presentation skills
  • Resource Management: aware of how and when to bring in both junior and senior resources and applies these resources in the manner which brings the most value to the client; effectively manages other consultants, providing helpful and appropriate feedback whenever possible
  • Relationship Management: builds long-term and profitable client relationships; identifies talent within client organizations and maintains strong relationships with these individuals as they progress in their careers
  • Technical Ability: demonstrates technical ability within one or several of the firms main practice areas; cultivates a technical expertise which is in demand and is highly valuable to the firm

Education and Experience Requirements

  • MBA
  • Five to eight years of work experience
  • Consulting or relevant industry experience
  • Preference to candidates with experience in one of our four key practice areas: Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, Grid Transformation, or Rates, Regulation & Planning.

Welcome to ScottMadden!

Sussex Economic Advisors is now part of ScottMadden. We invite you to learn more about our expanded firm. Please use the Contact Us form to request additional information.