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Burns & McDonnell Senior Change Management Consultant - 1898 & Co. (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The consulting arm of Burns & McDonnell, 1898 & Co. Kansas City is seeking a full-time Change Management Consultant with experience working with utility and oil & gas clients to execute the Prosci 3-Phase Change Management methodology, including assessments and strategy. . The Change Management Consultant will play a key role in ensuring client projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change – including changes to business processes, systems, and technology, job roles, and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The Change Management Consultant will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization, and greater proficiency of the changes that impact client employees to increase benefit realization, value-creating, ROI, and the achievement of results and outcomes.


While the Change Management Consultant does not have any supervisory responsibility, this person will have to work through many others in an assigned organization to succeed. The Change Management Consultant will act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor. The Change Management Consultant may also provide direct support and coaching to frontline managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions. The Change Management Consultant will also support Burns & McDonnell and 1898 & Co. project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Implements Change Strategies within Asset Management programs, ISO 55000 series.

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities

  • Assess the change impact

  • Complete change management assessments

  • Create change management strategy

  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance

  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics

  • Consult and coach project teams

  • Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communication plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan.

  • Support communication efforts

  • Support training efforts

  • Support and engage senior leaders

  • Coach managers and supervisors

  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities

  • Coordinate efforts of other Consultants

  • Integrate change management activities into project plans

  • Evaluate and ensure user readiness

  • Manage stakeholders

  • Track and report issues

  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress

  • For some clients, it may require supporting change management at the organizational level, Enterprise Change Management.

  • For multiple change initiatives, manage the change portfolio and change load.


  • Prosci Certified Change Management Practioner

  • Ideally, a Prosci Train-The-Trainer or experience with Enterprise Change Management.

  • CCMP is a plus

  • Ability to create and present virtual and in-person conference materials on the subject of change management.

  • Work is performed virtually, hybrid or on-site as clients request. Post-Covid could have up to 40% travel requirements.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process;

  • Experience and knowledge of various change management principles, methodologies, and tools

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere

  • Forward-looking with a holistic approach

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics

  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills

  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization

  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges


  • Bachelor's degree in learning and development, communication, organization development, social sciences, or related field.

  • 14 years experience with Prosci ADKARr Model preferred.

  • Change Management certification or designation. Prosci Certification preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard change management techniques, principles, and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.


  • 5 years consulting experience in OD, OCM/ECM, and Change Management Practices preferred

  • Ideally, the Change Management Consultant has experience developing change management strategies

  • Familiarity and experience with process improvements, Lean/Six Sigma belts ideal.

  • Experience with Consulting and external client interactions from Sales through Delivery.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts full life cycle.

  • Additional Change Management certifications or designations.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 213488

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