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Industry X Production and Operations Consultant

Alberta - Calgary Job No. r00215552 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

The Opportunity

Accenture is looking to recruit Production & Operations Consultant within our Industry X consulting practice in Canada with a focus on transforming how things are made. We focus on areas such as manufacturing execution, factory automation and robotics, asset, and equipment maintenance, connected worker, virtual and augmented reality, sophisticated analytics for operational and strategic decision making, and industrial IoT – all operating within a robust and secure infrastructure – both on-premises and in the Cloud. Find out more about Industry X

This role is focused on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for digital transformation whilst delivering greenfield and brownfield factory / plant modernization programs. You will be working closely with technology and consulting colleagues across our Manufacturing and Operations domain throughout the lifecycle of a project, right from initial scoping to design and subsequent implementation, testing and support.

We digitize, optimize, and transform our clients’ traditional ways of planning, producing, and shipping to be more agile and dynamic.

In this role you will:

  • Help clients target and deliver value through the digital transformation of their factory / plant / infrastructure operations.
  • Support with the front-end planning for large-scale capital projects in growing production and manufacturing industries.
  • Build relationships across industry and deliver projects that provide business value including current state assessments, seeing opportunities to increase efficiency, and developing application & technology enabled solutions and providing input into business cases and journey plans, to achieve the right value led outcomes for the client.
  • Design the solutions to enable future ways of working – new operating models, business functions and processes, whilst working closely with business strategists, process owners and domain experts.
  • Use digital technologies to enable clients’ future-state business capabilities and drive targeted business outcomes.
  • Develop enduring, trust-based relationships with people at all career levels, both professionally and personally, internally, and externally. This includes receiving and providing (based on experience) coaching and career development across the IX practice.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a hands-on process / technology practitioner with good knowledge and experience in large-scale construction or capital projects, or discrete or process manufacturing environments. We seek motivated professionals who are driven by the ability to address client problems with insights and innovation, and who thrive in a highly collaborative environment where team success takes priority over individual metrics.


Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a professional engineering discipline including, but not limited to Computer Science, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years field/plant experience in manufacturing or production, construction, engineering design, project management, or project controls and can bring the end user perspective to solutioning.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in energy, utilities, or mining industries

We are looking for experience in the following areas:

  • Building clients’ strategy, operating vision, business imperatives and capabilities.
  • Selecting the appropriate solutions, application, technology, and infrastructure components
  • In-depth experience of factory / plant operational challenges and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of existing, new, and emerging digital technologies and being able to practically apply them for shop floor operational processes.
  • Awareness of all aspects of designing and constructing end-to-end solutions, including application integration and shop floor security, within local (edge), enterprise (on premise) and cloud architectures.

Bonus points if:

  • Knowledge or experience in the nuclear industry and Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)
  • Industry certifications such as PMP, P. Eng, CCP, PSP, PMI-SP
  • Familiarity with engaging technology architecture and EPCM firms throughout the project lifecycle

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

Set Yourself Apart:

Knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:

  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Manufacturing Digital Transformation
  • MES/MOM systems,
  • Enterprise asset management / computerized maintenance management,
  • Plant / factory automation and control systems (PLC, DCS, SCADA),
  • IIoT platforms and connected machines and sensors,

Asset- and Energy-intensive industries including:

  • Energy (upstream & downstream)
  • Utilities (nuclear power generation, renewables generation, transmission & distribution)
  • Mining

Infrastructure and Networks including:

  • Rail & Transit
  • Telecom
  • Utilities (T&D)
  • Construction Services

Manufacturing facilities including:

  • Automotive
  • High tech
  • Food & beverages
  • Consumer products


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