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Manager, DER and Flexible Load Management
Manager, DER and Flexible Load Management
To support our continued growth, we are currently seeking a manager for our Utility Programs and Services division to help transform and continue to innovate and scale ICF’s utility program offerings nationally. The goal is to bring analytical insights and operational rigor to the next generation of flexible DSM programs. This includes integrating traditional energy efficiency and demand response measures to be more dynamic, as well as incorporating distributed resources such as solar, storage, water heaters and managed EV charging. The manager will be able to bring best practices, as well as be familiar with evolving trends in developing and delivering Flexible Load Management pilots and programs to utilities bringing added value to both our clients and ICF-run programs.
In this role, you will work with the senior leadership and regional teams to help develop and support the continued development, sales and delivery of innovative flexible load management analytics, pilots, and programs. Additionally, you will assist with the implementation of standardized approaches and best practices to ensure optimized and consistent delivery and cost effectiveness of these offerings as we develop them to scale.
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.
A primary responsibility of this role is client engagement and project management. The manager will be evaluated on his/her ability to ensure project quality and client satisfaction
Manage existing and new projects, including helping to develop more strategic, long-term relationships with our clients through understanding their needs and the context in which they operate
Lead and contribute to proposals and other business development opportunities
Work with Program Managers/Directors to identify and develop areas of opportunity within existing and new clients
Review and learn the Team’s current offerings and tools. Increase the utilization of the team and tools through business and offering development. This may include identifying modifications to existing tools/offerings
In coordination with the Director, represent the team at stakeholder meetings, conferences, events, etc.
Work with the team to identify strengths and development opportunities
MA/MS in a related field
7+ years of experience
Experience in leading projects and managing internal and external stakeholders for an electric or gas utility
Ability to clearly define and document business processes and requirements
Ability to balance, delegate, and prioritize multiple projects/tasks to meet goals, deliverables, and deadlines
Ability to creatively solve problems by developing multiple approaches that work within a set timeline and budget
Ability to conduct consultative sales meetings with utilities, including working across organizations within the utility
Have experience with and/or understand the concept of taking a new product or service to market
Professional verbal and meeting facilitation skills. Excellent written communication skills
Ability to generate creative content and communication in a way that will support the development of marketing, business development, and sales
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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
Toronto, Canada (CD80)