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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300994

Energy Markets and Planning Consultant

Are you interested in supporting the development of cleaner, affordable energy in North America? Would you like to work on some of the most important issues of the day with some of the best minds in the industry? If so, consider joining our team to make a lasting impact in the electric energy industry. At ICF, we use advanced data modeling and innovative technology solutions to help clients evaluate pressing issues and identify solutions to support business growth in a sustainable manner with better customer and community outcomes.

As a Consultant with ICF’s Energy Markets and Planning Advisory practice, you will have the opportunity to advance decarbonization strategy for utilities, trade organizations, NGOs, regulators, and policy makers across North America. Your projects will be cross-cutting, involving technology, strategy, planning, operations, regulation, and improving electric customer outcomes. You will have an opportunity to apply your forward market modeling experience and knowledge to key discussions focused on identifying and assessing energy transition risks and opportunities while building content knowledge and consulting skills. We are looking for an individual who balances strong communication and technical skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.


  • Work as part of a team supporting clients in navigating challenges related to electric system planning and decarbonization.

  • Help provide strategic support for utility clients tasked with planning and operating the electric system amidst changing policy environments and evolving market conditions.

  • Utilize energy and capacity market modeling tools (e.g., IPM, ReEDs, Plexos, RESOLVE, Aurora)

  • Prepare and develop analysis, research, reports, presentations, and other deliverables.

  • Coordinate within and across ICF teams in complex engagements.

  • Engage with clients in project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Economics, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research, Policy, Environmental Science or a related discipline

  • 2+ years of related energy/electric utility industry or academic experience

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Consulting experience in power sector

  • Experienced in application of programming languages such as R, Python, C# or VBA

  • Experience with power system planning and analysis and/or financial analysis tools and methods

  • Highly mathematical/quantitative orientation with strong analytical aptitude, experience with Microsoft Office data analytics tools (Excel, PowerBI)

  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly as part of a project team or independently as needed

  • Demonstrated organizational, technical, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Motivation to learn and take on new challenges

  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • 2+ years of experience (may include academic) with energy and capacity market modeling tools (e.g., IPM, ReEDs, Plexos, RESOLVE, Aurora)

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:

$75,157.00 - $127,767.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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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