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Climate Planning Market Development Lead (Remote USA)
ICF is looking for a Climate Planning Market Development Lead to help advance business development, strategic, and technical initiatives broadly related to climate issues, including decarbonization pathways and adaptation, for public sector clients across federal, state and local, and international markets.
ICF is a global advisory and digital services provider, but we are not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. With more than 8,000 staff in 75 global offices representing 80 nationalities and more than 75 languages, ICF is comprised of business analysts and policy specialists working alongside digital strategists, data scientists, and creatives, united by a culture that values diversity and opportunity. We combine deep domain expertise with cutting-edge digital agency services to serve our customers in a holistic way.
ICF has a 40+ year history supporting climate resiliency and decarbonization efforts across the nation. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our world-class team and help us continue to grow and serve our clientele in this area.
Role open to Remote USA or Hybrid ICF Office. Preferred locations for this position are DC, New York City, and Los Angeles.
The ideal candidate brings great business judgment and deep knowledge of the public sector. You are a successful relationship builder, policy expert, project manager, and persuasive written and oral communicator with strong critical thinking skills. You will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts in climate risk assessment, resilience and master planning, and decarbonization. ICF needs a talented and driven team member who understands resilience and decarbonization policies and regulations to support sales and execution of ICF work in these market spaces.
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Anticipate business needs through client relationships and analyses of policy developments.
Drive proposals to meet identified client needs and win new work in a competitive environment
Lead and execute resilience- and/or decarbonization-related analysis in collaboration with a broad set of ICF experts, academia, and industry
Establish strong relationships with key federal and state and local government departments to understand and influence resilience and decarbonization program requirements and expectations.
Be a public spokesperson for ICF at industry associations, conferences, and other external meetings.
Identify synergistic teaming partners, and work with industry and stakeholder partners to grow and/or defend the overall market for energy resilience and decarbonization in strategic regions.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BA/BS in government, policy, economics, climate science, business, or related degree (and preferably a relevant advanced degree)
At least 8 years of work experience in a relevant field and preferably at least 3 years of direct experience in a similar role
Exceptional relationship building and persuasive communication skills
Outstanding reputation with a well-developed network of industry contacts
Technical and strategic experience advising public sector agencies, preferably working in a consulting environment
Demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary teams to produce high-impact results
Experience with climate change adaptation and resilience and/or climate mitigation and decarbonization
Detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and possessing strong political instincts
Strong capabilities to deliver solutions to complex problems and to convince others to adopt your vision
Comfortable in a fast-paced, team-focused environment where you need to build consensus across multiple departments
Federal government experience
Business development, marketing and proposal experience
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.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
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