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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2003186

Energy Analyst

Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Analytics Team

Energy Analyst


Want to make a difference? Then come work for ICF , where we combine passion for our work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results that help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. In the energy market, ICF helps public- and private-sector clients develop comprehensive energy strategies and establish sustainable programs to deliver and maintain reliable and cost-effective energy supply.

To support our growth, we are hiring for energy analyst positions to work in our DER Analytics practice. You will contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. The DER Analytics team is a leader in utility DER planning, program design, and program implementation analytics. Our thorough understanding of our clients’ needs, rapidly evolving technologies, and our ability to connect the practical on the ground experience enables us to help clients make big things possible.

At ICF you will have an opportunity to apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, interact with experts and clients in the field, and grow your content knowledge and consulting skills. Engineers advance in our practice and develop an area of special competence, with increasing responsibility for project management and client contact in their area of competence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Distributed Energy Resource (DER) potential studies, DER program planning, preparation of DER fillings and other regulatory support for US utilities and/or government agencies.
  • Assist with developing and designing innovative DER program delivery and control strategies
  • Conduct market research on various DER technologies including DER measure adoption, saturation, feasibility, etc.
  • Assist with developing advanced energy saving calculations and economic analyses for the residential and commercial sectors supporting utility DER programs
  • Assist with the evaluation and benchmarking of DER program performance
  • Manage and analyze large datasets using advanced Excel functions
  • Prepare and present persuasive presentations
  • Co-author reports and other client deliverables, journal articles, white papers and marketing pieces 
  • Manage tasks and work with team to complete complex task

 Basic Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Architectural or Electrical Engineering, Building Science, Energy Management, Energy Policy and Planning, or related subjects
  • 2+ years of related energy industry experience, including experience in DER/DSM program potential studies, preparation of DER/DSM plans/fillings, DER/DSM program design and/or implementation
  • Understanding of economic valuation such as NPV and IRR analysis, and utility cost-effectiveness tests
  • Knowledge of market adoption forecasting methodologies for DER/DSM technologies
  • Knowledge of evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy efficiency
  • Understanding of energy codes and standards for residential and commercial buildings, such as IECC codes and ASHRAE standards
  • Understanding of building science and building energy saving calculation
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including advanced programming experience with Excel and Visual Basic
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience and knowledge of renewables, and energy storage systems
  • Experience with energy modeling tools (e.g., OpenStudio, EnergyPlus)
  • Knowledge of energy policy and regulation especially related to DER / DSM. Experience in regulatory and public stakeholder processes would be highly valued.
  • Experience with business development and client development
  • Experience with energy saving calculation using Technical Resource Manuals (TRM) and other engineering guidelines such as ASHRAE fundamentals
  • Understanding of heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Advanced programming and data analytics skills
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, mechanical systems and related energy use in residential and commercial construction

 Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrates trustworthiness and upholds the highest ethical standards
  • Ensures that information flows effectively to others
  • Identifies, collects, and analyzes the information needed to solve a problem effectively
  • Clearly expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts in writing
  • Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Energy Consulting

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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