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Senior Consultant - BLG Beyond

Reference #: SCBB_-_06-16-21
Calgary , Montreal , Ottawa , Toronto , Vancouver
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) recently announced a suite of innovative services named BLG Beyond. BLG Beyond Consulting is seeking a Senior Consultant.

Purpose of the Role

The Senior Consultant will provide support and trusted advisory services to the Beyond Consulting leaders.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to assist with the implementation of projects of varying sizes and types, to manage smaller mandates and work streams and to assist with business development for consulting services both internally within BLG and BLG Beyond and with clients.

Together, we go beyond.

Right from the start, with the strength of our people, you will be part of a creative team where the impact of each team member’s attitude and productivity is exponential.

The successful candidate will bring a consulting mindset - prepared to try new things, think creatively and is committed to implementing new processes and technologies to service and exceed clients’ goals, both internal and external.

This is a national role, residing in BLG Beyond, and the incumbent may be required to travel (maximum 25% of time).

The candidate must be comfortable working remotely and be enthusiastic about adopting new technologies and embracing innovation.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role are:


  • Work directly on client and internal engagements across multiple project types, creating deliverables, leading project activities and supporting the project manager as needed
  • Understand critical business issues within BLG, Beyond and clients’ organizations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with senior clients and internal sponsors and stakeholders

Management of Mandates and Workstreams:

  • Develop approach and implementation tactics to execute consulting mandates
  • Work on multiple client and internal engagements
  • Measure project progress, client benefits and budget expectation achievement
  • Identify and manage key risks to timeline, scope and deliverables as they pertain to consulting engagements
  • Monitor and manage engagement financials and profitability

Business Development:

  • Support business development activities (e.g. proposal development) to win external consulting opportunities
  • Act on opportunities to leverage existing mandates for the addition of consulting mandates as appropriate

Key Competencies

This role provides privileged access to the inner workings of BLG and to highly sensitive information. The successful candidate will be discrete, high-energy, agile-minded, strategic, proactive, a direct communicator, highly organized and committed to the vision and values of BLG. In addition, the following standards will generally define the successful incumbent:

  • Project management experience mixed between internal and external engagements
  • Minimum ten years of proven business or project experience; Consulting experience preferred
  • Experience delivering business transformations in a professional services environment preferred
  • Working knowledge of the principles and frameworks of successful project management, in addition to  business transformations
  • Working knowledge of change management theory, practices, and their application in a professional services environment
  • Proven experience in providing service to internal stakeholders and external clients to achieve successful project and program outcomes
  • Experience with project and program delivery and acceptance processes within a fast-paced professional services environment, ideally with experience in a legal firm or partnership setting
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving, decision making, and sound judgment
  • Strong professional presence and ability to uphold the Firm’s standards of business and personal conduct
  • Ability to maintain a high level of strict confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong collaboration and team skills
  • Self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • A “can do” attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when required
  • Experienced user of MS Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible in working style and willing to learn new ways, methods and approaches
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • High degree of personal confidence and drive
  • Versatile and able to manage multiple priorities across numerous possible project types with minimal guidance

How to Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.