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Senior Energy Consultant - Power
Do you want to help project developers assess where market and policy drivers will lead to strong interest in renewables? Help them find the best locations to develop new renewables, and battery storage among the rapidly changing U.S. electricity markets? How about assisting banks, private equity firms and other investment firms to assess investment opportunities and risks? Use our technical and analytical skills to help various planning entities including the federal government with strategies and how the grid needs to evolve to enable increasing levels of renewable penetration. Does working with multiple stakeholders in energy broadly categorized as private developers, financing entities and planning entities excite you?
ICF’s Energy Advisory team is doing just that!
Our work is focused on supporting the rapid transformation of the US power system. Working within project teams, your role will be to assist in the continued development and growth of ICF’s Power practice and to support our clients to identify and pursue investment opportunities in support of development and M&A across a range of technologies and across US power markets. This is a multi-faceted role with exposure to a wide array of topics concerning energy -markets, policy, interconnection, and transmission to name a few. You will analyze the increasing complexity of interconnection queues and assist your clients with navigating them and assess the impacts of network upgrade cost exposure on project/portfolio valuation and off-take strategies. You will also assess how various market parameters such as natural gas prices, demand, transmission congestion, bidding strategies, outages etc. affect day ahead (DA) and real-time (RT) market price formulation and assist your clients to manage the DART risks. You will also analyze how market decarbonization strategies will impact the markets and how the power grid needs to evolve to enable increasing levels of renewable penetration. Come join an interdisciplinary team and gain exposure across various major aspects of energy markets and establish yourself as an energy expert.
Manage a project team of analysts, participate in business development activities, lead projects, and interface with clients on key deliverables and discussions.
Simulate and develop models and tools to analyze electricity markets, energy markets including simulation ancillaries and transmission constraints.
Develop proficiency in SCED and Power Flow models like PROMOD, TARA and PSLF
Stay abreast of market developments and provide fundamental analysis, insights, and perspectives on electricity markets as they affect both utility-scale and distributed resources
Collaborate across ICF groups on cross-cutting opportunities, market research and modelling
Contribute to the development of power market analysis tools
Perform an advanced quantitative and economic analysis of energy markets to assess and forecast the future of the electric power market and prices, power plant operation and valuation, fuel consumption, environmental emissions and compliance, transmission, regulatory effects, among other parameters.
Co-author reports and other client deliverables, journal articles, white papers, and marketing pieces
Mentor and train junior staff
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Energy Management, Energy Policy and Planning, Operations research, or economics
5-7 years of work experience in energy market forecasting and analysis. Experience in the US energy market will be an advantage
3+ years of experience with electricity market modelling (e.g., PROMOD, GEMAPS, PLEXOS, PSLF, PSSE, POWERGEM TARA)
3+ years of experience with power flow models (e.g., PSLF, PSSE, POWERGEM TARA)
Ability to work with and understand technical concepts, while also being able to communicate them to varied audiences.
Work flexibility as part of a project team or independently as needed
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Consulting experience, including project management, client exposure and staff oversight responsibilities
Working knowledge of data analysis tools and/or programming languages, such as R, Python, VBA, Tableau, Power BI)
Demonstrable experience of opportunity spotting through research/analysis
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.
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