Denver, Colorado

About TRC


Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that address local needs. For more than 50 years, we have set the bar for clients who require consulting, construction, engineering, and management services, combining science with the latest technology to devise solutions that stand the test of time.
TRC’s over 6,000 professionals serve a broad range of public and private clients, guiding complex projects from conception to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. We break through barriers for our clients and help them follow through for sustainable results.


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 #19 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.


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Position Overview:


The remote Solution Architect (SA) is a key resource in solution implementation and system integration projects within the Digital Grid Solutions utility practice of TRC. The SA is a customer facing delivery expert, that is business and technology oriented, an effective communicator, a trusted advisor, and can influence decisions. The SA will manage the business and functional deliverables of implementation projects including facilitating workshops, designing the solution, mapping client use cases to the solution components, and ensuring the solution meets the customer’s functional requirements. The SA works closely with the Solution Lead (SL) and the Project Manager (PM) to ensure that the overall solution meets the customer’s needs and business objectives.
The Digital Grid Solutions team supports utility clients from use case strategy to technology evaluations, through solution design, delivery, and testing. The team is focused on all aspects of distributed management, including aspects such as distributed energy resource (DER) management, microgrids (MG), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and meter data management (MDM). The team is also heavily focused on the associated analytics and data management needed to facilitate distribution operations. The SA is integral across all aspects of the utility technology consulting offered by the team. The SA must take full ownership over the functional aspect of projects and ensure that there are no “surprises” with the proposed and implemented solutions. The SA will act as the primary functional resource that will work closely with our software vendor partners, clients and onshore and offshore project teams to deliver world class solutions that solve our customers’ current and future challenges.

Responsibilities:
• Adheres to the TRC Software Implementation Delivery Methodology
• Understands the customer’s business and provides the customer with guidance on options and recommendations from best practices
• Assists Project Manager with scope management, project planning, milestones, work, and resource estimates
• Provides solution leadership by promoting industry best practices
• Guides solution to align to customer’s business objectives
• Leads and facilitates workshops, provides strategic solution oversight and guidance to customers
• Manages the expectations of the customer or business partner in coordination with PM
• Aligns business requirements with product capabilities and documents any associated process or functional gaps
• Formally presents project deliverables to client project team members
• Reviews all standard deliverable documentation throughout the project lifecycle
• Understands customer business process and/or use cases and ensures completeness of test cases and overall testing strategy
• Develops and documents requirements for custom development, for both integrations and support of vendor platforms, and works with custom development team to ensure requirements are met
• Develops and delivers end user training, as needed
• Manages functional scope to reduce project risk. Bring attention to out-of-scope work to PM that should be considered for change requests
• Supports proposals and participates in all activities including estimations, proposal writing, clarifications, support of short list presentation and support scope definition in contract development and negotiations.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years of solution delivery experience is required within the utility domain
• In depth technical and utility industry knowledge, within DERMS, ADMS, Microgrid, AMI or MDMS use cases, systems, and solutions
• Collaborative nature and willing to share knowledge across broader team while contributing to reusable collateral
• Mentor and develop other resources on the team
• Manage time and priorities across multiple projects and proposal development activities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to interact with client teams at all levels within the organization including executives and client sponsors to the end users of the system
• Conceptualize solutions across multiple business functions, processes, and technical domains
• Ability to influence decisions
• Experience working on projects involving integration between systems, understanding SQL queries or similar, and performing data mapping and data transformation
• Experience working with real-time systems and data connectivity is preferred
• Experience with Webservices, XML, SOAP, RESTful, etc.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years of solution delivery experience is required within the utility domain
• In depth technical and utility industry knowledge, within DERMS, ADMS, Microgrid, AMI or MDMS use cases, systems, and solutions
• Collaborative nature and willing to share knowledge across broader team while contributing to reusable collateral
• Mentor and develop other resources on the team
• Manage time and priorities across multiple projects and proposal development activities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to interact with client teams at all levels within the organization including executives and client sponsors to the end users of the system
• Conceptualize solutions across multiple business functions, processes, and technical domains
• Ability to influence decisions
• Experience working on projects involving integration between systems, understanding SQL queries or similar, and performing data mapping and data transformation
• Experience working with real-time systems and data connectivity is preferred
• Experience with Webservices, XML, SOAP, RESTful, etc.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Technology from an accredited school or university is required
• Travel: Up to 50% travel throughout North America


Nice to have:
• Experience with Business Intelligence Reporting such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.
• Experience with utility standards such as CIM 61968 / 61970, OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5, SEP2.0
• Distribution or Distribution Network experience


Location: Remote in US

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

Denver, Colorado

Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that address local needs. For more than 50 years, we have set the bar for clients who require consulting, construction, engineering and management services, combining science with the latest technology to devise solutions that stand the test of time. TRC’s nearly 6,000 professionals serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from conception to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. We break through barriers for our clients and help them follow through for sustainable results. TRC is ranked #20 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Learn more at TRCcompanies.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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