What is the average number of years of Utilities experience for members of your organization’s Leadership team?

The average number of years of utilities experience for members of Bridgewater Consulting Group’s Leadership team is 23 years.

With what industries does your company work?

Bridgewater Consulting Group is a full-service management consulting company that works exclusively with clients within the utilities industry.

Who founded your organization?

Bridgewater Consulting Group was founded by its President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Montgomery to provide advanced business solutions for utilities industry clients that foster collaboration and value, while exceeding expectations. Over the course of his 20+ years of experience in the industry, he has delivery expertise in corporate strategy development that has resulted in multimillion-dollar savings and operational efficiency improvement for those with whom he has worked.

As a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), how does your organization reflect such values internally?

At Bridgewater Consulting Group, we recognize that providing opportunities in a socially conscious manner in the communities in which we conduct business starts from within. Not because it’s the law, but rather because it’s the right thing to do. As such, we go beyond what is legally required to be considered an equal opportunity employer by the State of California.

We do not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for employment, such as an individual’s: age, race, color, national origin, legal relationship status (i.e., single, married, and civil/domestic partnership, separated, and divorced), sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, pregnancy status, maternity/paternity status, religion, religious beliefs/non-beliefs, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status/characteristic that is protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination.

I’m interested in working for Bridgewater Consulting Group. What’s the best way to find out about employment opportunities?

Unless you a directly contacted by an authorized Bridgewater represented regarding a specific employment opportunity, the best place to find a role that best matches your skillset is to review our Careers page on this website. There you will find the hottest jobs for which we seek to align with qualified candidates. These roles change frequently, so we encourage you to bookmark the page. To view all of our currently available opportunities, visit our Indeed page.

Question: What are Coronaviruses?
Answer: Coronavirus is a family of viruses that have the potential to cause illness in humans. This group includes other newsworthy viruses that have caused human illness in recent years, including 2002’s SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

Question: What is COVID-19?
Answer: The newly discovered Coronavirus strain is called SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2). It is the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 – abbreviated COVID-19.


Question: How does COVID-19 spread?
Answer: COVID-19 is spread person-to-person. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they release moisture from their mouth or nose that has the virus in it, similar to influenza. These droplets land on surfaces and objects. The COVID-19 virus spreads to an uninfected person when they touch one of these surfaces or objects, and then proceeds to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. Doing so provides COVID-19 an opportunity to enter the uninfected person’s body.

Additionally, COVID-19 can spread when an infected person coughs, and an uninfected person breathes in exhaled moistures/droplets.


Question: Can pets transmit the Coronavirus?
Answer: No. The World Health Organization has clearly stated that there is zero scientific evidence to date that COVID-19 can be transferred between a pet (i.e., cats and dogs) and a human.


Question: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Answer: COVID-19’s most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some people may experience aches, pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and/or diarrhea. Some people are asymptomatic carriers – they don’t develop symptoms or feel unwell.


Question: How can you protect yourself against COVID-19?
Answer: Scientists believe that, primarily, proper hygiene appears to be the best defense against COVID-19. Here are some simple ways to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Hand sanitizer is not the only defense. At the biological level, COVID-19 is enclosed by oily lipid molecules that break down on contact with soap – AKA soap “kills” the virus
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands. These are openings that enable COVID-19 to enter your body
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. To protect others, do the same in reverse
  • If you cough or sneeze, do so into your palms, a bent elbow, or tissue. Then wash your hands. Do not reuse tissues
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. Seek medical attention earlier, rather than later. Call your health care provider in advance of your arrival

Question: What is Social Distancing?
Answer: This is the practice of deliberately increasing the space between you and another person to reduce your chances of catching COVID-19. Keeping a distancing of at least six feet is best practice.


Question: What does “Flattening the Curve” mean?
Answer: The most straightforward way to think of it is to lower the population’s infection rate. The curve itself is the number of infected people over time. Flattening the curve’s goal is to reduce the infection rate so that our medical providers and hospitals have the required resources to care for patients rather than becoming overloaded.


Question: Should you wear a mask to protect against COVID-19?
Answer: You should wear a medical-grade, single-use mask and stand more than 6 feet away from someone, if you are a caretaker for someone infected with COVID-19 or if you are sick and/or show symptoms of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises against wearing a medical-grade, single-use mask if these conditions do not apply to you as there is a significant, global mask shortage.

Many states (including California) and several counties now advise or order the use of a homemade mask or face covering for anyone that must leave their residence or be in a public setting for any reason. Homemade masks and face coverings do not replace quarantining at home or using social distancing when you must leave your home for necessities.

The CDC provides guides for how to create a mask/face covering at home for sewers and non-sewers alike, as well as how to wear a homemade cloth covering correctly.

As a reminder, not everyone who has COVID-19 shows symptoms. Most carriers are either asymptomatic (i.e., don’t show symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (i.e., those who have not yet, but will display symptoms). Both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people can transmit the COVID-19 to those who are not infected. As such, homemade masks and face coverings not only help to protect yourself from others, but also protect others from you.


Question: Are Antibiotics effective against COVID-19?
Answer: No. COVID-19 is a virus, not a bacterium. Antibiotics only protect against bacterial infections.


Question: What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?
Answer: If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or think that you may have been infected with the virus, you should seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, do not assume you have an ordinary cold or influenza if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing – seek medical attention.

Inform your medical professional that you have been exposed or may have COVID-19. Your health care provider will provide you with details specific to their clinic/hospital to help prevent the spread of the virus when you arrive. The Center for Disease Control provides a safety plan for those who may be/are affected by the virus.


Question: Can people recover from COVID-19?
Answer: Similar to the influenza virus, most people recover from COVID-19 without requiring special treatment.


Question: Where can I find more information about COVID-19?
Answer: As always, please consult with your medical care provider regarding questions about your health.

Two excellent sources for up-to-date information include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We advise that you check these two sources for accurate, current, non-biased, reputable information regarding this epidemic.