Sparks Grove
Public Sector - Transportation Lead
Los Angeles, CA
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North Highland has a mantra: Unleash Potential Together. For our clients, it means we challenge thinking and build capabilities, so that after each engagement, they are left stronger and inspired to do more. With our colleagues, it means fostering an environment where bringing, shaping, growing and sharing ideas isn’t just encouraged—it’s expected. And within our communities, it means we give of our skills, time and passion to make them more prosperous.

The Public Sector Transportation Lead is a strategic leadership position that will develop and grow our transportation practice.  North Highland’s public sector transportation focus includes transit agencies, airports, seaports, toll authorities and state Departments of Transportation.  The individual will have multiple responsibilities that include business development, quality assurance of services, as well as client delivery and project management.  
Location is Los Angeles, California.
  • Preparing and executing a focused business plan and strategy to grow business and provide high quality services to North Highland clients
  • Meet with and present to senior executives and public officials
  • Lead proposal teams in response to competitive procurements
  • Prepare budgets, cost estimates and staffing plans for client projects
  • Oversee transportation projects in the region and provide Quality Assurance to ensure a high level of service and overall client expectations are being met   
  • Provide Project Management and client delivery for selected projects
  • Prepare oral and written reports to senior North Highland management
  • Support NH efforts to further define our ‘transportation story’ and contribute to the marketing team
  • Work with local North Highland offices to position transportation service offerings in the marketplace
  • Participate in other North Highland national initiatives as required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working with one or more of the following public sector agencies: Departments of Transportation, Transit Agencies, Airports, Seaports and Toll Authorities
  • Preparing and executing a business plan
  • Proven ability to operate at C-level within large public sector organizations
  • Experience of leading the formulation and application of a strategy
  • Deep understanding of the public sector transportation industry key policies   
  • Understands, explains and ability to present complex technical and business ideas to both technical and non-technical audience at all levels in a persuasive and convincing manner
  • Ability to work across a portfolio of projects and programs to create an integrated way forward which meets the long-terms needs of the business
  • An ability to work well under pressure in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills at senior management level
  • Experience of managing people in a complex business environment
  • Strong public sector focus and financially astute
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited University
 Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of and experience working with public sector transportation agencies on the West Coast
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in a Tier 1 technical or management consultancy
  • Advanced degree and/or specialization in transportation
Government is a key strategic focus for North Highland. We are a recognized leader in the provision of strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis, business requirements, procurement, project management, process reengineering, and change management services for state agencies.  

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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