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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301273

Manufacturing Energy Technical Specialist

Lead Manufacturing Energy Technical Assistance Specialist

Reston, VA (or remote)

Want to provide technical assistance in support of energy and climate programs, and engage with government, manufacturers, communities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? You can at ICF. We solve the most challenging issues facing the energy industry today while informing the future of global energy use. 

ICF is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated candidate to help federal government clients implement and evolve their energy efficiency, decarbonization, and sustainability programs. This position will be based in our Reston, VA headquarters office in a hybrid work environment or can be remotely based, at the discretion of the hiring manager. Successful candidates will support the management and implementation of high-profile public-private partnership programs to drive energy efficiency and emissions reductions across the industrial sector

What you will be doing . . .

  • Assisting U.S. government clients in clean energy program planning / design, program administration, and engagement / outreach to key stakeholders (e.g., small and medium manufacturers, service providers, utilities, community organizations, local/tribal/state governments).
  • Assisting in the development of local, regional, and national clean energy strategies and increase participation in voluntary energy and decarbonization programs focused on the industrial and buildings sectors.
  • Providing technical assistance to small and medium manufacturing facilities on topics include regulatory support, developing a community benefits plan, labor and workforce development, innovation assessments, and identification of energy savings opportunities.
  • Providing manufacturing analysis and planning activities to support small and medium manufacturers with their clean energy manufacturing planning and ensure integration into the economic development plans of their communities.

What you need to have . . .

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., engineering, environmental studies, science, economics).
  • 10 years of relevant experience working in manufacturing facilities and/or in support of U.S. government energy programs.

Preferred Skills/Experience…

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., environmental studies, public policy, science, engineering, economics, business).
  • Experience living or working in coal communities.
  • Experience with client-facing consulting roles.
  • Experience engaging and communicating with internal and external program stakeholder groups, including understanding stakeholder group needs, priorities, and issues.
  • Experience working with U.S. federal government agencies and programs such as the EPA ENERGY STAR® program, U.S. Department of Energy programs, and/or other prominent energy efficiency programs.
  • Experience engaging directly with manufacturers on sustainability issues.
  • Experience with energy modeling.
  • Experience developing manufacturing sector focused techno-economic analyses.
  • Experience in energy and emissions analysis.
  • Familiarity with the development/delivery of public-private voluntary partnership programs.
  • Passion for sustainability and clean energy.
  • High level of self-motivation and interest in support of U.S. government energy programs.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, interpersonal, and written).
  • Team player with strong ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Highly organized, proactive, and self-motivated approach to work.
  • Proficiency in core computer skills, including key Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Excel, and OneNote).
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.
  • Excellent project and program management skills.
  • Ability to balance respect, inclusion, decisiveness, and tenacity.
  • Ability and interest to learn and adapt in a dynamic environment.

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:

$93,668.00 - $159,236.00

Virginia Remote Office (VA99)

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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