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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301917

Energy Markets Consultant – Grid Strategy

Energy Markets Consultant – Distributed Resources

Locations - Reston, VA or New York, NY or Remote USA or Hybrid at any USA ICF Office

Are you interested in a strategic role supporting the evolution of the power grid? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary work environment? If so, we’re looking for a talented candidate like you to join our diverse and growing consulting team to make lasting impacts in the electric energy industry.

As a Consultant with ICF’s Energy Markets practice, you will have the opportunity to build your consulting skills and industry knowledge while advancing grid decarbonization, integration of distributed energy resources, electrification, and resilience across North America. Your projects will be cross-cutting, involving strategy, technology, planning, operations, policy, regulation, and improving electric customer outcomes.  Our work is focused on developing actionable insights, strategies, and plans to support the evolution of utility systems to achieve our clients’ environmental, business, and policy objectives.

We are looking for an individual who balances strong communication abilities with analytical skills, who can take ownership and accountability over project tasks, and who can work collaboratively with ICF colleagues and clients.  

This is a full-time position, either in an office full time, a hybrid of remote work and in-office, or fully remote. Preference will be given to candidates who can work in ICF’s Reston, VA or New York, NY, or other offices.


  • Support and conduct consulting work:

    • Conduct policy and regulatory research and support, and technical analysis for corporate and government clients’ deliverables 

    • Synthesize and analyze complex multidisciplinary topics at the intersection of regulatory policy, economics, engineering, and business

    • Provide strategic planning support for clients planning and operating distribution systems under changing policy environments and evolving market conditions

    • Prepare, support, develop, and deliver internal and external presentations

    • Complete high-quality deliverables on time and with appropriate attention to detail

    • Engage with clients in project meetings.

  • Support client engagements on a range of DER integration topics such as solar PV, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand response, distribution system planning and operation, and resilience

  • Work closely with ICF’s Energy Market practice leads and our marketing function to inform the continued development of ICF’s service offerings

  • Support business development efforts with market research and proposal development

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, or other discipline relevant to the Energy industry

  • Minimum of three (3+) years of related Energy industry experience

  • Minimum of one (1) year of direct experience with the Electric Power Utility sector and/or prior consulting/commercial project management experience


  • Ability to work within a project team and contribute high quality individual work products

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to conduct industry research, develop subject matter expertise, and distill complex information into key messages

  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to ask questions and listen for understanding

  • A client-centered mindset

  • Motivation to learn and take on new challenges

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Business, or other relevant discipline

  • Five (5+) years of related energy industry experience

  • Energy Systems and/or Electrical Engineering experience

  • Demonstrated experience contributing to complex projects and multidisciplinary teams

  • Track record working on distributed energy resource technologies opportunities and challenges

  • Experience spotting business opportunities through research/analysis

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion

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 and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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