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Burns & McDonnell Change Management Consultant - 1898 & Co. (San Diego) in San Diego, California


The Change Management Consultant will play a key role in ensuring client projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change – including changes to job roles, organizational structures, and business processes, systems & technology. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans which maximize employee adoption & usage and minimize resistance. The Change Management Consultant will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization, and greater proficiency in the changes that impact client employees or other stakeholders. The goal of the Change Management Consultant's work is to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI, and the achievement of intended results and outcomes.

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities for our external clients.

  • Assess the change impact.

  • Complete change management assessments.

  • Create change management strategy.

  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance.

  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics.

  • Consult and coach project teams.

  • Create actionable deliverables for communication planning, sponsor activities, coaching planning, training planning, and resistance management planning.

  • Support communication efforts.

  • Support training efforts.

  • Support and engage senior leaders.

  • Coach sponsors and stakeholders.

  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities.

  • Coordinate efforts of other specialists.

  • Integrate change management activities into project plans.

  • Evaluate and ensure stakeholder readiness.

  • Track and report risks and issues.

  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress.

  • Create and deliver attractive reports and presentations suitable for each particular audience, at all organizational levels.

  • For some clients, it may require supporting change management at the organizational level, Enterprise Change Management.

  • All other duties as assigned.  


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, organizational leadership, human resources, communications, industrial and organizational development, psychology, education, or a related discipline.

  • 8 years' experience.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.

  • Experience with Prosci ADKAR® Model is preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere

  • Forward-looking with a holistic approach

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics

  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills

  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization

  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts

  • Change Management certification or designation. Prosci Certification preferred.  


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CA-San Diego

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 213427

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