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Working As A Project Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $71,115

    Average Salary

What Does A Project Consultant Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Project Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Project Consultant Career Paths

Project Consultant
Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Technical Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant/Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Marketing Consultant Analyst Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant/Project Manager Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager Controller
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Senior Consultant Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Project Coordinator Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Business Developer Business Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Business Developer Business Development Manager Senior Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.7 years
Staff Analyst 3.8 years
Project Manager 3.6 years
Principal Analyst 3.3 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Project Analyst 3.0 years
Management Analyst 3.0 years
Program Consultant 2.5 years
Project Specialist 2.5 years
Project Team Lead 2.5 years
Staff Consultant 2.5 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Lead Consultant 2.3 years
Process Consultant 2.2 years
Project Consultant 2.0 years
Data Consultant 1.7 years
PMO Consultant 1.3 years
Junior Consultant 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 11.0%
Internship 6.7%
Manager 4.8%
Director 3.0%
Top Employers After
Consultant 15.3%
Manager 3.7%
Internship 2.4%
Director 2.3%
Owner 2.1%

Project Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

59.1%

Female

36.2%

Unknown

4.7%
Ethnicity

White

73.1%

Asian

13.9%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Unknown

2.5%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.2%

French

14.3%

Chinese

9.3%

Mandarin

8.8%

German

5.2%

Arabic

5.2%

Portuguese

4.3%

Italian

3.2%

Japanese

3.2%

Hindi

2.7%

Cantonese

2.7%

Korean

2.3%

Russian

1.8%

Urdu

1.4%

Carrier

1.1%

Hebrew

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Polish

0.7%

Swedish

0.5%

Telugu

0.5%
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Project Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.6%

New York University

7.9%

DePaul University

5.6%

Arizona State University

5.4%

Villanova University

5.4%

University of Houston

5.4%

Temple University

5.1%

Florida State University

4.9%

University of Texas at Austin

4.7%

University of Washington

4.5%

Cornell University

4.3%

Duke University

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.2%

University of Southern California

4.2%

George Washington University

4.0%

American University

4.0%

University of Arizona

3.8%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Purdue University

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

30.5%

Finance

9.8%

Accounting

8.1%

Marketing

5.7%

Management

5.5%

Computer Science

5.0%

Project Management

4.8%

Computer Information Systems

3.7%

Communication

3.2%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

Economics

2.9%

Psychology

2.7%

Political Science

2.4%

Law

2.4%

Education

2.1%

Information Technology

2.0%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

English

1.6%

Management Information Systems

1.5%

International Business

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

38.2%

Bachelors

35.7%

Other

13.7%

Certificate

4.1%

Doctorate

4.0%

Associate

3.1%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.2%
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Real Project Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Project Controls Consultant Brunel Energy Inc. Houston, TX Sep 03, 2015 $210,600
Project Controls Consultant Brunel Energy Inc. Houston, TX Mar 09, 2015 $210,600
Project Controls Consultant Brunel Energy, Inc. Richmond, CA Dec 10, 2015 $196,560
SAP MRS Project Consultant Grom Associates Flemington, NJ Oct 01, 2014 $175,000
Senior Project Consultant-Development Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Oct 10, 2016 $148,500
Senior Project Consultant, Development Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 24, 2016 $139,887 -
$203,660
Project Consultant Consulting & Resources, Inc. San Ramon, CA Oct 25, 2016 $135,446
Project Consultant Consulting & Resources, Inc. San Ramon, CA Jul 10, 2016 $135,000
SR. Project Controls Consultant Clover Global Solutions, LP Baytown, TX Aug 08, 2016 $133,568
Senior Project Consultant-Development Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 25, 2016 $126,900 -
$215,640
Project Consultant Consulting & Resources, Inc. San Ramon, CA Oct 27, 2016 $125,429
Functional Oracle Projects Consultant (QA Engineer APPS Associates, LLC Acton, MA Mar 15, 2013 $125,000 -
$135,000
SR. Project Consultant Long Island Electric Utility Servco LLC Bethpage, NY May 31, 2016 $120,000
Senior Project Consultant-Development Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 15, 2013 $120,000
Senior Project Consultant Linedata Services, Inc. Boston, MA Mar 09, 2013 $105,000 -
$120,000
Senior Project Consultant Success Factors South San Francisco, CA Jan 25, 2014 $105,000
Project Consultant Antuit Inc. Frisco, TX May 02, 2016 $105,000
Project Consultant-Development Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA May 12, 2014 $105,000
Project Consultant Navis, LLC Miami, FL Sep 25, 2015 $100,443 -
$115,000
Microsoft Project Server Consultant Microexcel, Inc. Chesterfield, MO Aug 22, 2016 $94,000
Strategic Planning & Project International Consultant Banesco International Corp. Doral, FL Aug 20, 2015 $92,750
Strategic Planning & Project International Consultant Banesco International Corp. Doral, FL Feb 24, 2015 $92,750
Project Consultant-Communications Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Mar 16, 2016 $80,000
Special Project Consultant 2 U.S. Bank National Association Saint Paul, MN Jun 28, 2013 $78,599
Project Consultant-Development Sap America, Inc. Newtown, PA Sep 30, 2014 $76,774
Internal Project Consultant (A/K/A PMO Project Man State Street Bank and Trust Company Boston, MA Apr 05, 2013 $74,256 -
$100,000
Project Consultant (Architect) Trimble Navigation Limited Los Angeles, CA Jul 03, 2016 $73,882 -
$90,293
Senior Project Consultant Ocean Flow International LLC Houston, TX Mar 02, 2016 $73,486 -
$97,010
Senior Project Consultant Ocean Flow International LLC Houston, TX May 15, 2015 $73,424 -
$96,490
Senior Project Consultant Ocean Flow International LLC Houston, TX Sep 08, 2015 $73,424 -
$96,490

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Top Skills for A Project Consultant

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Top Project Consultant Skills

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Procedures
  3. Project Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Produced sections of financial statements and footnotes related to investment activity.
  • Subject matter expert in Global Finance processes and procedures for Latin America finance work stream.
  • Developed product migration work-flow matrix for project management and training managers to expedite entitlement problems.
  • Collaborated with all organization members to ensure compliance with internal best practices.
  • Provided strategic planning for initiating environmental sustainability projects and forming integral partnerships for the group.

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