Principal Consultant – Strategic Talent Solutions



Principal Consultant

Strategic Talent Solutions (STS)

Location: Chicago, IL

May consider candidates not living in Chicago.

Industry: Organizational Consulting/Energy and Utility Services

Function: Human Capital Consulting 

Candidates: Advanced degree in Psychology preferred. Will also consider candidates who hold a Masters degree in a related field who have experience in talent management in the areas of assessment and leadership development.

Salary: Competitive Base Salary, Annual Bonus, and Rapid Growth Potential

About the Organization

Strategic Talent Solutions is a consulting partnership founded on a deeper understanding of what competitive strategies demand from talent and a contemporary definition of leadership.  STS is a rapidly growing, dynamic, continuously evolving group of consulting professionals who expect the best of themselves and the consultants who join the team. Consultants who join the team are expected to engage courageously and give their best to their STS colleagues and the clients they serve. STS enables execution by ensuring that companies are organized to succeed and have the talent they need to meet their strategy and goals.  STS counsels leaders about how to personally lead their teams and engage their employees to be passionate about their business goals.  STS Consultants help leaders grow leaders.

About the Opportunity

Strategic Talent Solutions is hiring a Principal Consultant to join the STS team of consultants with a focus on their Energy and Utility Services. The Energy and Utility Team has built a best-in-class practice that develops and propels individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve exceptional operational results. This high impact work is grounded in deep industry experience, insights from outcome research, and client feedback.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a consulting firm whose clients include Fortune 500 and international organizations across a wide range of industries, with a concentration in mid-cap organizations. The Principal Consultant role will allow you to work directly with best-in-class consultants and practices as well as develop an in-depth knowledge of the firm’s proprietary service offerings.



  • Focus on STS’s Energy and Utility Services (desire to make a difference in the nuclear industry)
  • A passion for talent management and a developmental mindset.
  • Assessment – selection and developmental assessment work.
  • Leadership On-Boarding and Development
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis and report generation, writing, and editing.
  • Individual and Team Coaching
  • Organizational assessment and culture assessment and change work
  • Participating in the development of distinctive tools and approaches to solving organizational problems
  • Contributing to thought leadership and research on best practices for the firm


Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate has a passion for people and organizational issues. The right candidate is a quick study, a self-starting team player, who can work autonomously across the firm’s many nuclear client sites. Locations of travel include LA, MS, GA, AL, MA, CT, NM, and Washington DC. The right candidate is comfortable engaging a wide variety of professionals all with the common thread of nuclear power experience. A candidate with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work, while managing a demanding professional travel schedule is a plus. Very strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are critically important.

STS Consultants have interpersonal maturity and a self-assured and positive attitude. Strong analysis and computer skills are a plus. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) is beneficial.

Ideally qualified candidates have an advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) in Psychology, (Industrial/Organizational, Clinical, Counseling). However, strong consideration will be given to candidates with assessment and development experience who hold advanced degrees in a related field.

This is a full time consulting role.

Travel expectations range from 50%+

To Learn More:


Diane Lepley: 404.307.0484 cell or E-mail: diane@dianelepley.com