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Senior Associate, Programs (Remote)

Company: TRC Companies, Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
Groundbreaker. Game changer. Pioneer.
TRC has long set the bar for clients who require more than just engineering, combining science with the latest technology to devise innovative solutions that stand the test of time. From pipelines to power plants, roadways to reservoirs, schoolyards to security solutions, clients look to TRC for breakthrough thinking backed by the innovative follow-through of an industry leader.
TRC's professionals work with a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients and the communities they serve. We deliver breakthrough solutions that address local needs -- so our clients can better succeed in an ever-changing world.
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.
TRC is seeking a Remote Senior -Associate -to join our Programs team. Successful applicants will possess exceptional grant writing, research, communication, organizational, analytical, customer service, project management, and follow-up skills.
This is a -write your own adventure- position as these positions- workload will include contributing on anywhere between 5-15 different projects in any given month, with a specific emphasis on project and program management for the clean transportation and clean energy industries. Your ability to creatively tackle those projects, continually looking for better solutions to existing and future possesses the capabilities to deliver high-quality intelligence that meets client needs, but also the awareness to recognize the need to push back and advocate for alternative approaches to problems.
This position is a unique opportunity as you will be immediately expected to take on client and project management responsibilities. There is no normal -day-to-day- operation - our team-s ability to shift gears efficiently and fluidly from project to project is what makes us valuable to our clients but also makes us proud of our work.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presentations: Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations effectively.
  • Business Development: Lead and assist in the identification and new project and revenue opportunities with existing and potential clients.


    • BA or BS degree is required. MA, MPA, or MPP preferred.
    • 3-5 years of experience in a deadline-driven environment is required. Experience working with alternative fuels, advanced transportation technology, renewable energy, air quality, or energy policy is a plus.
    • Exceptional writing, research, analytical, communication, public speaking and presentation, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. In addition to a strong technical/analytical background and top-notch communication skills, an excellent grasp of business strategy, marketing methods, organization and leadership issues is also necessary. Must be able to learn from constructive criticism and adapt to rapidly changing project needs and priorities.
    • Technical and analytical expertise in the environmental and/or energy domain, combined with some communications, or public relations experience a plus.
    • Travel may be required.

      Work Location:
      100% Remote or Flexible Hybrid schedule in Santa Monica, CA
      Additional Requirements:
      Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
      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 #16 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.
      Please watch the video below to learn more:
      EEO Statement
      TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
      Salary RangeUSD $55,000.00 - USD $69,000.00 /Yr.

Keywords: TRC Companies, Inc., Santa Monica , Senior Associate, Programs (Remote), Other , Santa Monica, California

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