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Risk Manager (Government & Public Services State, Local, and Higher Education) (47474)

Government and Military

Education Services Specialist



Los Angeles, California, United States

**Please note that this role will mostly be remote**

Government & Public Services State, Local, and Higher Education (SLHE) Risk Manager

The Government & Public Services (GPS) Risk Management Team is currently seeking a full-time dedicated Senior Risk Manager/ Contract Negotiator with a primary focus on State, Local and Higher Education (SLHE). Below is a detailed list of responsibilities for this role:

Government & Public Services SLHE Risk Manager:

The GPS SLHE Senior Risk Manager will be responsible for supporting Deloitte Consulting's GPS practice from a contracting and negotiation perspective, covering the full cycle of an engagement. The role provides the organization with a focal point for business risk and contract management, from analysis to mitigation recommendations to leadership. The candidate should have extensive client delivery experience as well as experience managing the negotiation and administration of large professional services contracts. Additional experience with complex Information Technology implementations and service contracts is desirable.

Guidance and support to senior business leaders within the firm

  • Serve as liaison between Principals, Directors, and Senior Managers of the firm and the Office of General Counsel
  • Advise practice leadership on potential quality and risk management issues within his/her offering portfolio
  • Provide guidance on risk mitigation strategies, contract formation and contract management
  • Facilitate internal compliance with contract terms, risk management policies and procedures, and management directives

Proposal process and negotiation
  • Facilitate engagement review process for higher risk engagements and participate in pricing decisions
  • Consult with firm Principals and Directors on Requests for Proposals, Teaming Agreements, and Non-Disclosures Agreements
  • Conduct Risk Consultations for all higher risk engagements prior to proposal submission
  • Interpret contract requirements and obligations and provide guidance to engagement teams
  • Negotiate professional services contracts with a primary focus on reducing and mitigating delivery and contractual risks associated with the services being provided. Services contracts include Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Engagement Letters, Professional Services Agreements, and Subcontractor Agreements

Contract management
  • Interprets requirements of the contract
  • Monitor compliance with professional standards and contractual obligations
  • Analyze and assess potential impacts associated with contract delivery risks
  • Assist in client negotiations with clients to resolve contractual issues
  • Provides guidance to reduce project risks, adjust contract requirements to accommodate changing project circumstances, and manage expectations to contractual obligations and agreed upon performance standards


  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Client delivery experience in State, Local, or Higher Education
  • Experience managing the negotiation and administration of large professional services contracts
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience with complex Information Technology implementations and service contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and influence teams (direct or indirect resources)

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center .