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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300518

Energy Grid Technology Consultant

ICF is seeking a Senior Consultant to play a leading role in supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its mission to transform the U.S. electricity system to a clean energy future. Our client has responsibility for improving grid resilience and facilitating the grid transition through research and development of advanced technologies, including communications and control technologies, energy storage, transformers, and advanced sensing capabilities. The office is also responsible for overseeing Federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations. 

This position is a hybrid role with working at the ICF Reston VA office, or remotely, and working at the client site in Washington D.C. We will consider part time candidates.


  • Work with senior government leadership to assess the robustness and benefits of the R&D portfolio. 

  • Work to ensure the client’s ongoing and planned initiatives are aligned with the industry’s grid modernization R&D needs; assess gaps in their programs and recommend potential changes in approach.

  • Apply market context and technical expertise to help guide the Department’s research initiatives and help communicate those efforts to key stakeholders. 

  • Provide guidance to ensure that ICF’s technical work for the Department is aligned, coordinated and consistent with their needs. 

  • Identify key technical experts within the project team to provide specialized expertise. 

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

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

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

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


  • Experienced Engineer with 15+ years of power utilities and/or renewable energy experience with detailed knowledge of renewable energy technologies, battery energy storage and other storage technologies, transmission and distribution system planning, grid modernization, grid control and communications systems, and grid components. 

  • Knowledge of Federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape the electricity system.

  • Effective communication and strong technical skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate can develop strong client relationships, act as an integrator across the client organization and ICF’s services to the client and be able to manage delivery of technical assignments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) or a related field 

  • 15+ years of experience in power system operations, transmission or distribution planning and operations, power market operations, or renewable resource development, working for or with an electric utility, transmission developer, DER vendor, or research organization

  • Proven proficiency in oral presentations and written communication skills

  • Project management experience with multidisciplinary teams

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) or a related Engineering field 

  • Experience in a consulting environment, particularly for the federal government

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

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:

$166,964.00 - $283,839.00

COVID-19 Policy: The position you are applying to requires the selected employee(s) to provide proof of their full vaccination status which is defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use by the FDA.

Reston, VA (VA30)

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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