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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300730

Energy and Sustainability Outreach Specialist

Want to design and develop energy and climate programs, and engage with industry leaders to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? You can at ICF. We solve the most challenging issues facing the energy industry today while informing the future of global energy use. 

ICF is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated candidate to help federal government clients implement and evolve their energy efficiency, decarbonization, and sustainability programs. This position will be based in our Reston, VA office in a hybrid work environment. Successful candidates will support the implementation of high-profile public-private partnership programs to drive energy efficiency and emissions reductions across commercial, multifamily, institutional, and industrial markets. They will be part of a team that builds and maintains relationships with key market actors, reviews and analyzes energy, water and emissions consumption data, develops marketing material that recognizes market leadership, and collaborates with other team members and clients to develop national and regional strategies to increase participation in energy and decarbonization programs.


  • Conducting outreach to build and maintain relationships with key market actors, including commercial and government building managers, industry associations, and utilities.

  • Contributing to the development and deployment of communications, outreach, and training resources, including case studies, webinars, in-person events, and other opportunities.

  • Serving as a source of technical assistance for program participants and maintaining detailed records in a customer relationship management system.

  • Coordinating with other team members and clients to develop local, regional, and national strategies to influence the market and increase participation in voluntary energy and decarbonization programs.

  • Conducting partner recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing support to maximize program participation.

  • Tracking state/local and national clean energy and climate policies that impact commercial and public sector buildings.

  • Conducting research and analysis of energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and decarbonization programs and policies.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., environmental studies, public policy, science, business).  

  • Three (3) to Four (4+) years relevant experience in commercial and public sector energy and sustainability programs.  

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., environmental studies, public policy, business).  

  • Experience working with commercial or public sector buildings or for an energy efficiency vendor/service provider.

  • Experience writing reports, articles, case studies, or other communications materials.

  • Experience in energy and emissions benchmarking.

  • Experience with ENERGY STAR, DOE Better Buildings, LEED, and/or other efficiency/sustainability tools and program platforms.

  • Familiarity with the development/delivery of public-private voluntary partnership programs.

  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software systems.

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation.

  • Proficiency in analytical skills for data and large information set.

  • Solid personal computer skills (Microsoft applications, including Word, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Excel).

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.

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.

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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$64,372.00 - $109,432.00

Reston, VA (VA30)

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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