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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
JOB #R2200087

Senior Director, Energy Efficiency- West Coast

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Sr. Director for our Commercial Energy Division to help manage and grow ICF’s energy efficiency business in the West Region. The successful candidate will manage our existing suite of integrated energy solutions across residential, commercial and industrial (C&I), and behavioral sectors including energy efficiency, demand response, smart grid, and renewable energy offerings; manage portfolio budgets and performance; build and strengthen relationships with clients; hire and mentor staff; design and implement program strategies and plans; as well as develop and execute strategies to further influence market adoption of energy efficiency and integrated energy services.
 The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and managing successful energy efficiency programs, with specific expertise in and across key sectors (residential, C&I, and behavioral) as well as with leading the capture and management of large energy efficiency and demand management procurements. Additionally, you will provide thought leadership and implementation support, guidance in the development of new tools and resources that support ICF’s overall energy and demand management initiatives and help grow our team of professional staff in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate will also build and strengthen senior client relationships to achieve superior client management support, ideally with demonstrated performance on the West Coast.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to portfolio and program design, including identification, analysis and selection of appropriate energy efficiency measures and development of effective, integrated delivery strategies.

  • Achieve program implementation excellence across all programs.

  • Oversee program evaluation, including analysis, data collection and reporting.

  • Provide resource management, quality control, and budget accountability to maximize efficiencies and client satisfaction.

  • Manage financial metrics for the West region

  • Build and maintain client and industry relationships while driving businesses towards the implementation of energy performance improvements through the use of existing market knowledge and proven energy efficient technologies.

  • Develop and implement long-term business plans for growing energy work in the the West region.

  • Manage a multi-functional project team comprised of technical and marketing specialists (some ICF internal staff and some subcontractors) to ensure timely and professional completion of all tasks and achieve specific program goals.

  • Manage remote and in-house team members; staff will consist of program managers, energy analysts, engineers, marketers, account and trade managers, communication specialists, data analysts, and technical trainers.

  • Provide support in the development of new products, technical tools and resources, and offerings.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree (Concentration in Engineering or Energy Resources, Sciences, Policy, Business) or at least 14 years of integrated energy solutions experience

  • 10 + years of experience developing and managing successful energy efficiency and demand side management programs for utilities, state energy offices, state/local governments, regional non-profits, or corporate organizations, with specific expertise focused on the commercial and industrial sectors.

  • 5+ years of experience with the residential, C&I, and behavioral sectors with related energy efficient and renewable technologies.

  • Demonstrated experience providing quality control and budget accountability.

  • Demonstrated management experience of multi-client portfolio of programs and multi-disciplinary teams including subcontractors and strategic partners.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • An understanding of energy management, regulatory support, design, account management, and engineering.

  • Industry certifications, professional affiliations, and publications.

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and demand management policies and specifically the West region utility and regulatory market.

  • Knowledge of distributed energy resources, water efficiency, sustainability, and integrated resource issues.

  • Experience managing consulting projects for electric and gas utilities or public benefit agencies, or for the Department of Energy, Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission, or Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Experience with implementation of corporate energy management programs and continuous improvement standards (e.g., ISO 50001).

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

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

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to multi-task with multi-disciplinary teams in a collaborative environment.

  • Sound business ethics, including protection of proprietary and confidential information.

  • Proven track record of financial management and oversight.

  • Experience with partnerships, business development, and sales in the energy industry.

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.

  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities.



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 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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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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