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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301747

Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist (Open)

Want to apply your strategic program management and analytical skills to support the development and execution of clean energy and sustainability programs? 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 government clients implement and evolve their energy efficiency, decarbonization, and sustainability programs. This position will be based in our Fairfax, VA office. Successful candidates will support the implementation of high-profile public-private partnership programs to drive energy efficiency and emissions reductions across commercial, multifamily, institutional, and industrial markets. They will be part of a team that builds and maintains relationships with key market actors, reviews and analyzes energy and water consumption data, develops marketing material that recognizes market leadership, and collaborates with other team members and clients to develop national and regional strategies to increase participation in energy and decarbonization programs.


  • Leading the execution of government clean energy research, development, and deployment (RD&D) programs, especially for building and advanced manufacturing technologies

  • Providing technical assistance to assist the energy development needs of a variety of program stakeholders (e.g., private companies and local communities)

  • Supporting all phases of government program or project management, from project inception to closeout

  • Supporting the management and review of program scope, budgets, financial reports, and schedules

  • Conducting technical, energy, environmental, and economic benefits analyses

  • Performing market and technology assessments

  • Synthesizing and analyzing data and models related to energy technologies and trends

  • Synthesizing and analyzing technology R&D project and program information 

  • Developing technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings)

  • Preparing, reviewing, and analyzing technical reports and assessments

  • Conducting internet and literature research

  • Engaging and communicating with internal and external program stakeholder groups, including understanding stakeholder group needs, priorities, and issues

  • Conducting research and analysis of energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and decarbonization programs and policies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education background of a:

    • Bachelor’s degree in science, integrated science and technology, engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience in Energy and Sustainability; or

    • Master’s degree in science, integrated science and technology, engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience in Energy and Sustainability; or

    • PhD degree in science, integrated science and technology, engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience in Energy and Sustainability.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced analytical and Excel skills

  • Experience working in support of U.S. government clean energy programs

  • Experience working in sustainability and clean energy 

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in energy analysis or consulting 

  • Experience working with U.S. federal government agencies

  • Experience providing technical support to U.S. energy research and development programs

  • Experience in energy performance benchmarking or energy modeling.

  • Experience with greenhouse gas inventory calculations

  • Demonstrated expertise working with large spreadsheets

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:

$68,325.00 - $116,152.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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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