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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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JOB #R2204200

Construction and Commissioning Consultant (USA Flexible Location)

Construction and Commissioning Consultant

Locations: Remote USA or Any USA ICF Office/Hybrid including - San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, or Fairfax.

Do you enjoy working in wind, solar, energy storage, hydrogen, biofuel, and or conventional power generation technologies?  How about enabling project developers, financial institutions, and owners/investors to bring new projects online that support the future of energy around the globe?


Our work is focused on enabling the development of, and investment in energy infrastructure.  Working within the Technical Advisory group, your role as a construction and commissioning engineer will include engaging with clients and solving challenges related to the development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and analysis of renewable energy projects. 

You will be joining a motivated and dedicated team of industry experts, with a rewarding team culture.  As a member of the Technical Advisory team you will be delivering high-value technical diligence support and offer solutions for mitigating technical and commercial challenges encountered by our clients.  You will have an opportunity to work across energy technologies and engage with clients and industry stakeholders regarding the opportunities present in the evolving energy industry.

Technical Advisory provides comprehensive energy industry advisory services supporting strategic investments, portfolio management, operational planning, market developments, policy analyses, regulatory support, and customer engagement.  We work collaboratively across several divisions within ICF, including our Power and Gas Market team, Environment and Planning team, and Transportation and Sustainability team.  Consultants at ICF integrate their industry experience with advanced consulting and analytical skills.  As a Construction and Commissioning Consultant, you will utilize your experience to provide Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services.

What you will do

ICF is seeking a motivated Construction and Commissioning Consultant with experience in construction and commissioning of solar, battery, and wind projects.  As the Construction and Commissioning Consultant, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing engineering, construction, and procurement agreements.

  • Traveling periodically to project site to review status of construction and commissioning.

  • Supporting both land-based and off-shore wind developments. 

  • support technical analysis of:

    • supply and construction contracts,

    • construction and O&M plans,

    • commissioning plans, commissioning and performance results. 

  • Use your design, construction, or operations and maintenance experience to perform due diligence reviews of engineering documents, construction quality documentation, commercial agreements, and operational reports concerning energy assets.

  • Provide technical input to multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Work within a close-knit team environment comprised of multiple technical abilities and knowledge levels.

  • Complete project work and deliverables within agreed upon time and budget.

  • Stay abreast of market activities and industry trends.

  • Travel to project sites to perform pre-construction reviews, construction monitoring, and operational reviews.

Consultants at ICF integrate industry experience and advanced consulting and analytical skills. As a Construction and Commissioning Consultant, you will utilize your experience in industrial construction, cost estimating, and/or construction and commissioning to support our team with a proven track record of technical consulting, and engaging with client decision-makers at manager to senior executive levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED AND 7+ years of electrician experience background; OR associate's degree in construction management or engineering AND 5+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry; OR bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering AND 3+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry.

  • Professional experience in the construction industry, preferably with renewable energy project: reviewing construction plans/schedules, quality plans and documentation, commissioning and performance testing plans and results.

  • General working knowledge of structure and requirements for key commercial contracts required for project development (interconnection, offtake, equipment supply, construction, and operations and maintenance)

  • Up to 40% travel required

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with project financing due diligence

  • Desire to develop professionally and manage project and client relationships.

  • Experience in writing industry based technical papers (e.g.  white papers).

  • Strong project management skills.

Professional Skills:

  • Advanced MS Office Suite experience.

  • A desire to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment.

  • Exceptional data management, research, and analytical skills.

  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with and understand technical concepts while also being able to communicate them to varied audiences

  • Detail-oriented

  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment and a capability to prioritize tasks

  • Work flexibility as part of a project team or independently as needed

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

Personal Traits/Experience

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance and ability to thrive in group solutions

  • A willingness to dive into a new topic and learn as-needed to answer various technical questions

  • Passion for the energy industry

  • A passion for solving complex problems

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm to learn beyond what is required for daily tasks

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Capability to extract tends and extrapolate understand from a set of data

  • An interest and willingness for learning new technologies

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.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

San Francisco, CA (CA78)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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