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Sacramento, California, United States of America
JOB #R2205833

Environmental & Planning Divisional Leader - VP

ICF is a growth-oriented company with tremendous opportunity for continued growth and expansion in areas related to energy, environmental issues, and infrastructure investments. We are seeking a Division Leader to help propel us to even greater success in our Environmental and Planning Division.

The ICF Environmental and Planning Division is regarded as an industry leader in integrated resource management and planning, providing core services for natural resources, cultural resources, infrastructure, and development projects throughout North America and delivering at all phases of a project from advisory to implementation. A broad range of public agency and private clients rely on us as their trusted advisors and lead implementers, valuing our strategic insights and work as policy leaders. We are engaged and professionally gratified by the work we do, and we have built a dynamic, fun, and rewarding culture full of creativity and innovation which continuously seeks opportunities to learn and advance. We are thought leaders who regularly teach peers and clients throughout the country on a wide range of technical skills, regulations, and best practices, and our analysis and opinions are widely read and heard. We distinguish ourselves by using industry-leading technologies to deliver data, insights, services, and outcomes more efficiently.

The Environment & Planning Division Leader will play a critical role in developing/refining ICF’s go-to-market strategy and operating model to reflect our existing portfolio of projects, skillsets, and geographic footprint. This is an outstanding opportunity to integrate ICF’s deep technical expertise in water, energy, and transportation environmental issues with complementary expertise in adjacent areas, such as climate planning, disaster management, international development, equity, and advisory consulting. The new leader will bring the best of what ICF has to offer to new clients and new markets and help us innovate as we deliver our core services to new clients in new geographies.

This position can be located anywhere in the US and will report to the Executive Vice President, Group Leader of our 2,500 employee Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure (EEI) Operating Group. The Division Leader will work with Line of Business leaders overseeing different regions of the US for a Division consisting of 400 full-time employees and approximately 300 on-call resources.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose-driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences. Our Environment and Planning Division includes diverse skillsets across technical areas of expertise, geographies, and time zones.   

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee business operations and financial management for a profit & loss center of >$100M.

  • This leader will partner with the Division Business Manager, EEI Operations, and EEI Finance teams for revenue and margin forecasting, budgeting, and financial tracking of operational expenses.

  • This leader will partner with the EEI Business Development and EEI Strategy functions to chart the course for continued expansion and sustainable growth.

  • This leader will support the resource modeling of new service offerings, and associated investment analyses.

  • Working with HR, this leader will develop and implement comprehensive staffing, recruitment, and compensation strategies to promote professional development, ensure quality feedback and career guidance, retain quality staff, and balance costs with profitability. 

  • This leader will ensure front line managers have the operational, financial, and business skills needed to effectively manage our contracts. 

  • Support, analyze, and manage contract performance risk management and client satisfaction efforts.

  • Identify gaps in ICF’s E&P capabilities and play a strategic role in developing approaches to addressing them (including specific strategic hires, acquisition targets, etc.).

  • Where appropriate, lead/support potential M&A activities by driving due diligence, business, and financial analysis of the integrated entity. 

  • Understand and evolve stakeholder requirements, operations, and programs into new ICF engagements and relationships and demonstrate to clients how ICF can resolve their most challenging problems.

  • Work collaboratively with other corporate resources and peers in EEI to achieve the company’s growth targets and objectives.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a minimum of 15+ years of experience leading Environmental Planning and Services as it relates to infrastructure (water, energy, transportation).

  • At least 10 years’ experience providing quality control and P&L responsibility. 

  • BS or BA degree required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Proven success leading stand-alone $50M+ P&L for gross revenue, service revenue, gross margin, and utilization.

  • Demonstrated success in working closely with cross-functional teams, senior leaders, and clients to achieve desired results, with a focus on improving the whole, not just the parts.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate staff through organizational change; change management experience and examples in the consulting context would be most compelling.

  • Demonstrated examples of collaborative leadership style that maximizes transparency and credibility.

  • Demonstrated bias towards action, with an orientation toward solving rather than simply identifying problem areas.

  • Apply a strong client-focused perspective as a driving force behind business decisions.

  • Serve as a critical thinker who gathers and analyzes information from a variety of sources, develops and tests solutions to complex problems and leads by doing rather than delegating.

  • Effectively plan and manage toward both short- and long-term goals.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure market trends.

  • Demonstrated success gaining the respect of peers, forging strategic alliances, and being able to influence across the organization while achieving key corporate goals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with outstanding interpersonal facilitation and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated success developing and presenting complex ideas to expert and executive audiences to effectively articulate customer positions, status, and strategies to senior management.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

  • Comfort with ambiguity and navigating through nuance.



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:

$214,432.00 - $364,534.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Business Management

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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