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Associate, Technical Services

Company: TRC Companies
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

TRC is seeking an Associate to join our Technical Services team and lead a range of fleet electrification projects for our clients. Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interface with clients and potential clients is critical. The Associate reports to the Senior Project Manager, Technical Services.

This group maintains a diverse set of clients, ranging from commercial fleets to policy makers and environmental advocacy organizations. Our Technical Services team provides an equally diverse set of capabilities to our clients, including emissions modeling, lifecycle analysis, technical and economic feasibility assessments, policy analysis, charging/fueling infrastructure assessments, technology planning, and more. Consequently, our work requires developing new approaches to answer complex questions. Candidates must have a "can-do" spirit to take on new challenges, an ability to adapt to unforeseen challenges, and a willingness to work hard in a deadline driven environment. Interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial thinkers with the ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences will thrive in our office and with our clients.


  • Conduct market tracking for alternative fuel vehicle make/model options, including review of manufacture announcements and maintenance of information databases.
  • Conduct market tracking for zero-emission vehicle fueling infrastructure product offerings and existing infrastructure deployments.
  • Perform ongoing collection and review of market price date for vehicles and infrastructure from publicly available data sources, as well as via direct engagement with manufacturers and service providers.
  • Support research on CNG, LPG, and diesels/efficiency trends, meeting monthly with manager to identify opportunities for deeper research.
  • Participate in meetings with clients to communicate results and support senior staff.

    Additional Job Duties could include:

    • Research: Conduct primary and secondary research on a broad spectrum of market, technical, and policy issues and assist in the development and production of high-quality reports which provide this research to either specific or broad audiences.
    • Communications: Prepare regular memos on project status for clients and for staff. Participate in the development of publication-quality and client-ready written reports, marketing materials, correspondence, grant applications, presentations, and other communications that clearly and concisely summarize project goals, accomplishments, and recommendations in the most compelling manner for the appropriate audience.
    • Client Relations: Professionally interact with industry contacts and clients on a regular basis, understand their business needs, provide consistent and well-prepared status reports on deliverables, manage and address unexpected developments, and communicate research and recommendations in a confidence-inspiring manner.
    • Project Management: Provide efficient and cost-effective results on both client and company projects. Must be capable of independently setting, tracking, and reporting on progress related for multiple project and billable hour goals. Must regularly report on progress, challenges, and approach to team leaders and management.
    • Outreach and Organization: Participate in the development of strategies to communicate the objective of projects to diverse audiences, including business, government, non-profit organizations and community groups. Interface directly with a variety of contacts in to gather information for various projects.


      Qualifications and Education Requirements:

      • BS or higher degree in engineering or related fields from an accredited university. Candidates without degrees will be considered if they possess an exemplary record of success, leadership, and expertise relevant to our needs.
      • At least one year of experience in a consulting environment or demonstrated capabilities with research and analysis in a commercial setting. Advanced degrees (MS or PhD) will be considered when evaluating professional experience history. Working with alternative fuels, advanced transportation technology, renewable energy, air quality, or energy policy is a plus.
      • Exceptional writing, research, analytical, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. In addition to a strong technical/analytical background and strong communication skills, an excellent grasp of business strategy will be highly valued.
      • Technical and analytical expertise in the environmental and/or energy domain. Experience interfacing with electric utilities is a plus.
      • Fluency in English is required.
      • Travel may be required.

        Work Location:

        This position will require the successful candidate to work in Santa Monica, CA with a hybrid remote work schedule available at the Manager's discretion.

        Additional Requirements:

        Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

        About TRC

        A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets.

        We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations. TRC has over 6,000 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 150 offices globally, including Canada, China and the UK. Our clients depend on TRC's multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.

        Working at TRC means tackling interesting, meaningful projects. We pride ourselves on our collaborative spirit, entrepreneurial zeal and agile corporate structure. We recognize that the expertise of our staff is our strongest asset, so we generously reward employees for successful performance and invest in their careers through training and the development of new skills and certifications.

        Our Mission

        We understand our clients' goals, and embrace them as our own, applying creativity, experience, integrity and dedication to deliver superior solutions to the world's energy, environment and infrastructure challenges.

        Our Vision

        We will solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live - community by community.

        TRC is ranked #20 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.

        Please watch the video below to learn more:

        In accordance with local law, the following compensation range is applicable for the job and location associated with this requisition: $55,000-$65,000. Compensation will vary based upon experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors.

        Benefits: TRC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

        • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
        • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off
        • 401(k) plan and contributions
        • Long-term/Short-term Disability

          TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

          TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information, please visit our website at


Keywords: TRC Companies, Santa Monica , Associate, Technical Services, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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