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JOB #R2203815

Consultant, Grid Innovation & DER

Consultant,  Grid Innovation & DERLocation: Remote USA or hybrid any USA ICF Office

Job Description Summary

Provides advisory services to the energy/utilities industry. Assists organizations in improving their performance through the assessment, identification, and implementation of strategic planning, the integration of new technologies, and the development and interaction with new market mechanisms. Advise clients in areas such as corporate strategy, business unit strategy, customer & marketing strategy, technology strategy and integration, market strategy, regulatory strategy, growth, and innovation.

Job Description

ICF is currently hiring for a Consultant, Distributed Grid Strategy practice. We deliver advisory services to the energy/utilities industry focused on the integration of DER into the planning and operation of the electric grid.  We want someone to help us build not just the future of our team but have a lasting impact on the industry.

You will plan, market, sell, and deliver innovative, best-in-class consulting services in the power sector with a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that integrates strategic and technical advisory services to our clients. You will build and deliver a portfolio of work helping electric utilities to make strategic and investment decisions in areas including grid-modernization, electrification, and decarbonization. We are looking for an analytical individual that balances strong communication and technical skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. As part of your role, you will manage consulting assignments and support all levels of project staff, with direct responsibility for project management, client contact, and business growth.

This is a full-time position, and we are ready to hire immediately. Location is flexible. This is a consulting position with expectations for travel once it is safe to do so.

What you will do:

  • Work with electric utility clients to tackle complex challenges related to grid modernization technologies and investments, including communication technologies and protocols, advanced sensing and control, operating technology and information systems integration, cyber security, and distribution system modeling and analysis.  

  • Work closely with our practice leads and our marketing function to lead the continued development of ICF’s grid modernization service offerings.

  • Lead, coach, and share best practices with other ICF colleagues.

  • Establish yourself as a thought leader through external publications and presentations that showcase ICF’s technical leadership.

  • Manage technical consulting assignments, including outlining and drafting deliverables, managing the budget, and directing project staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Energy, or related disciplines.

  • 5+ years of related energy industry experience.

  • Project management experience with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Direct experience working with electric distribution utilities.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • 8+ years of related energy industry experience.

  • Experience working for or with an electric utility.

  • Prior consulting/commercial project leadership and management experience.

  • Technical expertise.

  • Team management and building experience.

  • Experience with complex stakeholder engagement processes.

  • Understanding of power system analysis and/or financial analysis tools and methods.

  • Demonstrable experience in utility planning and/or operations, including regulatory filings and/or testimony.


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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Energy Consulting

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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