Managing Consultant - Public Services

PO Box 150, Skoyen 0212 Oslo, Verkstedveien 1, 0277 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0277, NO


Company description

We are PA Consulting, and we are not a traditional consulting firm. We are different in what we do and how we do it. PA Consulting is an innovative and transformation consultancy, who believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

We are over 4000 specialists in government & public services, consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK, and US.

Job description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Managing Consultant to join our Public Service team in Norway, where you will play a pivotal role in leading and delivering transformative projects for government agencies, municipalities, and health regions. Your core focus will be public sector, but you will also work with private sector clients. You will work closely with clients to identify opportunities, develop strategies, and implement solutions that drive efficiency, innovation, and improved outcomes for citizens.

Within PA the Managing Consultant (MC) role represents a top tier appointment in the organization, with MC’s typically serving as our business development, thought and team leaders. With one foot in the operation, one foot in the strategic and a head for business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter.

As a Managing Consultant you also contribute to Thought Leadership, with the aim of further developing competencies and propositions that help to acquire new assignments and to carry them out successfully.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead new accounts and focus on Business Development in general.
  • Lead client engagements, working closely with senior stakeholders to understand business objectives and develop tailored solutions.
  • Design and implement operating models that align with client objectives, leveraging industry best practices and innovative methodologies.
  • Drive process improvement initiatives to streamline operations, reduce costs, and enhance productivity.
  • Advise clients on digital transformation strategies, leveraging technology to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Lead change management efforts to ensure successful implementation of operating model transformations.
  • Contribute to thought leadership initiatives, sharing insights and best practices with colleagues and clients.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture.

Our team is based in Oslo, and you will work predominately on client site. Travel may be required, but we are committed to working with any qualified candidate to understand what flexible working patterns can be adapted.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of management consulting experience.
  • Experience from serving clients within public healthcare.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading consulting engagements and delivering impactful results for clients
  • Deep understanding of defense policy, strategy, and operations, with knowledge of relevant regulations, frameworks, and best practices
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate complex information into actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence diverse audiences
  • Proven leadership abilities, with experience in managing teams and fostering collaboration
  • Fluency in Norwegian and English
  • Willingness to travel as needed for client engagements

Why Join PA Consulting

  • Opportunity to work with leading public and private sector clients and make a real impact on their businesses.
  • Access to cutting-edge tools, methodologies, and training programs to support your professional development.
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture that values diversity and encourages innovation.
  • Competitive compensation package including base salary, performance-based bonuses, and comprehensive benefits.

Does that sound like somewhere you want to work? Get in touch!

Additional information

Diversity & Inclusion

We are convinced that diversity makes us a stronger company and are happy to hire people from diverse backgrounds. Diversity fosters a rich, creative environment, in which our people develop, and our customers achieve lasting results. We are committed to recruiting, promoting, and rewarding our people based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, regardless of their gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. We welcome international applications, but we cannot offer sponsorship for work permits, so you must have the full right to live and work in Norway. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.