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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2202262

Project Manager- Energy Behavior Programs- Remote

Project Manager – Energy Behavior Programs

Utility Programs and Services (UPS)

Location: Remote

Position Description:
ICF’s Utility Programs and Services division seeks an experienced Project Manager who will lead the overall management of behavioral demand-side management programs with our utility clients and their customers. You will be the go-to resource for customers and internal stakeholders, providing insight on how our behavioral efficiency program and software solution works and what it can do. You will learn the software inside and out and will work with customers and developers to help grow our software in an environment with rapid deployments and constant innovation. As a Project Manager, you will own specific client implementations and partner with people from various business areas to drive an on-time, on-budget implementation.
We're looking for a Project Manager who will focus on launching and managing operations for programs with our utility partners and subcontractors. This person will be both in charge of client communication and internal project management surrounding a launch. To be successful, you’ll need to collaborate with both internal and external resources, including utility program staff and ICF project implementation, product/engineering, marketing, finance teams. The right candidate needs to be adept and effective at cross-functional communication and coordination.

Our implementation team’s background includes technical project management and software implementation consulting. Preferably, you have experience with behavioral efficiency, customer engagement and/or IT project and software solution implementation within the energy space, including project oversight, client management, and team management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate project delivery on medium to large behavioral energy and IT projects for the energy efficiency sector, including partnering with ICF subject matter experts on project execution

  • Develop project plans, track schedule and budget and oversee implementation

  • Maintain client relationships with program sponsors as well as project leads from client organizations

  • Coach and mentor junior and mid-level staff

  • Actively communicate with other teams to promote client needs and ensure delivery of work as outlined in scopes of work. Effectively communicate program status and health of project to clients.

  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures and documentation for launches. 

  • Act as a trusted advisor for our utility partners managing the execution of the program launches including planning, project management, and client engagement focusing on an on-time launch and a satisfied customer.

  • Proactively communicate with customers to ensure effective and delightful user experiences.

  • Help drive product enhancements including monitoring questions and identifying upstream solutions to recurring problems and helping to usher new features through the development cycle and drive their success with users and clients.

  • Support business development, technical sales, and proposal activities to pursue new project opportunities in the utility, energy, and/or energy efficiency sectors

  • Travel up to 20%

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of professional experience

or

  • Master’s Degree and 3+ years of professional experience

  • 3+ years of technical project management experience, preferably SaaS-based and/or B2B2C services

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage schedule, project risks, and budget

  • Patient, communicative, team player that is detail-oriented and has outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Proven experience working with external customers to define and implement complex solutions and/or address complex technical/process challenges.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple short and long-term projects of varying scopes with customers across the country.

  • Curiosity about and commitment to technology and energy efficiency.

  • Exposure to and understanding of Agile and other technical project management methodologies

  • Subject matter expertise with utility demand side management or customer engagement programs and behavioral programs in particular

  • Experience managing IT projects, ideally in the utility, energy, and/or energy efficiency sectors

  • Ability to develop strong subject matter expertise, lead analyses, and recommend and implement cost effective solutions

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Experience working with and/or managing sub-contractors or vendors

  • Experience with technical and solution sales processes

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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