Cyber / Infrastructure Security Consulting Team Lead

Consulting Arlington, Virginia


Are you ready to take the next step in your career in management consulting? Do you want to be a part of a collaborative team, where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and you can make a difference by working on some of today’s toughest challenges? HWC’s work centers on our nation’s homeland security and resilience missions. Our consultants bring passion and a diverse skillset and talent to help our customers address emerging and evolving threats in the cybersecurity and infrastructure security space. We invite you to consider joining our team!

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and grow a small team of consultants;
  • Demonstrate and continually expand your subject matter expertise in project management, business process improvement and cyber / critical infrastructure security and resilience to address emerging and evolving challenges;
  • Lead company portfolio management efforts through identifying and capturing new work in a dynamic field;
  • Provide consulting support across all phases of project lifecycle for your team, from elicitation and design through solutions management and close-out;
  • Provide daily engagement with clients and teammates to develop and deepen long-lasting client relationships.

This position is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and requires intermittent customer-site presence, with the option for routine remote work.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Ability to successfully pass a Federal government “public trust” background investigation and eventually obtain a Top Secret security clearance;
  • 8-10 years relevant experience in project/program/portfolio management and team leadership;
  • Experience with all phases of project management lifecycle;
  • Demonstrated experience with cybersecurity and/or critical infrastructure analysis and solutioning, including policy support, training, or governance management;
  • Exceptionally strong communication and customer relationship management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

 Preferred qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree or certification in relevant field;
  • Experience working with the Department of Homeland Security or intelligence community;
  • Current Top Secret security clearance;
  • Familiarity with supply chain risk management issues and challenges;
  • Experience with resource management, including budgeting and financial tracking;
  • Contract performance, profit/loss and compliance management experience;
  • Business development experience with business development, particularly in the homeland security and emergency management space;
  • Demonstrated experience with knowledge management tools and techniques, including SharePoint;
  • Project Management, Agile, and/or Cyber Certifications (PMP / ACP / CSM / SAFe / CISM);
  • Experience in legal and policy research.

About HWC
HWC believes in changing the world for good. We are a multidisciplinary firm headquartered in Washington, DC that helps mission-driven partners inside and outside government create meaningful, durable change. We also believe in creating a vibrant culture where our employees can collaborate, explore new ideas and grow professionally. Specialized communities of practice, a flexible career growth model, social gatherings, philanthropic initiatives, virtual brown bags, and numerous grassroots initiatives complement a comprehensive benefits program designed with our employees’ needs in mind. HWC is a welcoming community that is stronger because of our team’s diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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