Navigant Consulting Inc Principal Research Analyst Energy - Multiple Locations in Coral Gabels, Florida

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Navigant Research, a part of Navigant's global Energy Practice, is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.


This role can be based in any of the following locations: Folsom, CA; Washington, DC; Coral Gabels, FL

Navigant Research is seeking a Associate Director to lead our transportation research program. The Associate Director is a well-regarded and established expert in the transportation market segment who is responsible for a syndicated research roadmap, manages the collection and analyzing of market data, and leads custom research projects. The role of the Associate Director provides Navigant Research clients with subject matter expertise with a deep understanding of the technology, business models, and pricing dynamics of the transportation market, and who has a prominent reputation within the industry, who is also actively engaged in conducting analytical research and writing, and who consistently delivers work of the highest quality, within budget and on time.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of analysts and subject matter experts supporting syndicated and custom research

  • Outlining research report roadmap, author assignments, and multi-client subscription products

  • Content management and content review for other research analysts’ projects

  • Quality assurance on quantitative market models and forecasts

  • Managing custom research projects that may include both secondary and primary market research

  • Maintain and grow client relationships by recognizing potential client needs and working with business development staff

  • Write and price proposal responses, assess potential internal resource needs to meet custom research project requirements

  • Participate in publicity, including writing short blogs, interacting with the press, and presenting at conferences

  • Represent the transportation research portfolio and thought leadership to clients and industry groups

Candidates should have strong knowledge and proven expertise in vehicle electrification, mobility, and alternative fuels as well as business aspects related to emerging demand-side energy technologies and utility applications, including:

  • Electric vehicles

  • Vehicle-to-grid

  • Autonomous vehicles

  • Vehicle connectivity

  • Vehicle efficiency

  • Drones and UAVs

  • Alternative fuels

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, business, economics, engineering or related higher education qualifications; graduate degree preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years direct industry experience

  • Management experience, including overseeing the work of direct analyst reports and subcontracted firms, organizing multiple projects, and ensuring client expectations and deadlines are met

  • Proven track record of client management and account growth

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Solid quantitative analysis, ability to create forecasts using assumptions gleaned from primary research

  • Strong secondary research / information discovery and aggregation skills

  • Excellent presentation skills and executive presence

  • Extensive experience managing subscription products, clients, and delivering high-quality and responsive client service / international client experience preferred

  • Technology market research / industry analysis experience

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively

  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate work activities of others

  • Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

Navigant does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Navigant and Navigant will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Navigant is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Navigant will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.