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Deputy Practice Lead - Renewables & IE (USA Location Flexible)
Practice Lead – Deputy
Location: 100% Remote or based out of any ICF location. This opportunity is open only within the United States.
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?
ICF’s TECHNICAL ADVISORY TEAM IS DOING JUST THAT!
Do you want to lead a consulting practice area, and help expand an amazing team?
THIS MAY BE A ROLE FOR YOU…
Our work is focused on enabling the development of and investment in energy infrastructure. Working within the Technical Advisory group, your role as deputy practice leader will include coordinating team members across the practice as we engage with clients, address challenges, and implement solutions related to the development, design, construction, operation, and analysis of energy projects. You will utilize your experience to lead and expand our Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services for all sectors of the energy industry.
You will be joining a motivated and dedicated team of industry experts, with a rewarding team culture. The team delivers high-value technical diligence support though independent engineering assessments and offers solutions for owners and asset operators mitigating technical and commercial challenges. You will have an opportunity to work across a wide range of energy technologies (solar, wind, storage, hydrogen, biofuels, and conventional technologies) and engage with clients and industry stakeholders regarding the opportunities present in the evolving energy landscape.
Technical Advisory is part of ICF’s broader energy advisory practice (within the Climate, Energy and Transportation division) that provides comprehensive energy industry advisory services supporting strategic investments, policy analysis, system planning and procurement, siting and interconnection strategy, market analysis, portfolio management and asset cash flow outlook, regulatory support, and customer engagement. We work collaboratively across several practices within ICF, including Power and Gas markets, Environment and Planning, and Transportation and Sustainability. Consultants at ICF integrate their industry experience with advanced consulting and analytical skills.
What you will do
ICF is seeking a motivated Practice Lead-Deputy with experience in energy consulting and project development. As the Practice Lead-Deputy, you will be responsible for a combination of implementing strategy, team/staff management, and consulting work execution.
Supporting the Practice Lead in implementation of practice strategy.
Lead and collaborate with an exceptional team of engineers and expertise.
Stay current with energy industry trends, challenges, and changes and support strategy development for the team in line with market needs and opportunities.
Coordinate and collaborate with ICF business partners across recruiting, human resources, finance, and marketing to develop, monitor and execute effectively on internal processes and strategies to support organizational efficiency and business growth objectives
Coordinate business development and client management, and project execution for renewable energy projects.
Coordinate with the director of services on standards of practice for execution of project work.
Support the Practice Lead in marketing and industry positioning, including recommending and managing conference budget and coordinating support with ICF corporate marketing team.
Oversee consistency in contract set-ups, subcontracts, invoicing, and serve as a resource to the team to address operational challenges within the team.
Team/staff management and engagement
Review and refine approach, structures and processes to support staff development, recruiting, and retention including on-boarding, training, and mentoring to deliver best-in-class technical advisory services and growth opportunities for the team.
Manage resource planning and tracking, review of financials, monthly forecasting, and annual planning. Monitoring and support managers to achieve the utilization goals for their team.
Develop plans for expansion of the team, evolution of roles, mentoring and/or managing junior engineers
Find opportunities and approaches for effective coordination and collaboration with other teams within ICF to provide for more comprehensive client solutioning as well as growth and diversity of work opportunities for staff.
Foster a close-knit team environment with a diverse team with a range of technical abilities and knowledge levels.
Selective execution on consulting services and business development:
Serve as a project manager occasionally, as well as development and review of due diligence reports for renewable energy assets, as well as other energy technologies.
Review technical aspects of related to renewable energy assets both in development and operation - with a willingness to support the team with siting feasibility, contracts review, technology evaluation, design review, and pro forma review.
Lead and/or contribute to technical and cost proposal development.
Support business development efforts including client discussions as a technical expert, and marketing, and thought leadership to external audiences.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, business, economics, or finance.
10+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry
3+ years working as a consultant providing independent engineering and/or owner’s advisory services.
5+ years of supervisory experience, managing others
Experience with project financing due diligence, including relationship with developers, investors, financing institutions, and banks
Responsibility for growing and managing a team, including business strategy development and execution
Experience with managing and reporting on P&L for a practice area
General working knowledge of structure and requirements for key commercial contracts required for project development (interconnection, offtake, equipment supply, construction, and operations and maintenance)
Strong project management skills.
Strong network in the renewable energy developer / investor community
Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills
Excited to support a dynamic, growing consulting practice, and comfortable wearing “multiple hats” and working with a “start-up feel” to support a growing practice
A desire to work in a fast-paced, diverse team environment and can organize and prioritize workstreams and clients
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively to lead and develop a team and practice area with minimal guidance
Passion for the energy industry and solving complex problems
Strong intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm to learn beyond what is required for daily tasks
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.
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