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Guidehouse Associate Director - Commercial Sustainability in New York, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Lead teams to grow sustainability consulting and deliver meaningful change to our clients.

Our Sustainability-Associate Director provide wide-ranging support for client engagements. They organize their own and team’s tasks and schedules, working on multiple projects simultaneously. They manage core components of projects including quality reviews, work plans, staffing, deadlines and scope or budget issues. They are responsible for developing teams and individuals through coaching and feedback and always promote a culture of excellence.

They demonstrate advanced technical and subject matter capability and continue to gain credentials that are recognized and valued at our company and within the industry. They actively support and drive key pieces of business development, sales activities, and identifying new business development opportunities both within and outside client engagements. Participation in industry and networking events is expected and encouraged. Work may be remote or involve extended times at the client site, depending on the engagement.

  • Tailor our decarbonization and sustainability offerings to specific clients

  • Provide content expertise and corporate insights on a daily basis

  • Lead project teams on engagements in partnership with Directors

  • Be directy active in the delivery of projects

  • Develop internal network to pull in resources from across our global team and across market teams (e.g., with Energy Providers and Public Sector)

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients

  • Publish a blog per quarter to keep a strong external profile

  • Stay up to date on topics relevant to clients such as sustainability, agriculture, F&B, or apparel

  • Be active on a local or global internal initiative to contribute to the team and culture , be a role model for consultants


  • Master’s/MBA or higher education

  • 8+ plus years of relevant experience in the energy/sustainability/ESG space

  • Ability to lead teams to create executive level presentations with insight and impact

  • Demonstrated understanding of dynamics in a corporate environment and ability to develop relations to meet sustainability objectives.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key policies, protocols and standards in GHG and climate topics

  • Working business language fluency in English

  • Agility in presentation storyboarding and development

  • Strong communication skills withing the project team and at board level

  • Clarity in business writing

  • Ability to lay out an analytical project approach and carry it forward with a team

  • Demonstrated success working within high performing team

    Preferred Qualifications

    In addition to the above listed:

  • Ability to oversee data-heavy work

  • Experience in management consulting, especially at a large firm

  • PMP certification

  • Demonstrated fluency or business level proficiency in additional languages

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program