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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
New York, New York, United States of America
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
JOB #R2202492

Senior Energy Economist / Researcher

We are looking for energy market consultants to support our expanding economic modeling and policy research team. The team leverages ICF’s energy sector research, data, and relevant analytical tools to inform client strategy and assess policy impacts of energy and environmental policies affecting the physical and built infrastructure, including clean energy and decarbonization policies.

You will play a leading role in the development of innovative, high quality analysis results and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. You will collaborate with senior and junior staff, typically in a multidisciplinary team environment. You will be responsible for providing guidance and direction to other junior team members in executing high quality research and interact with clients to present research findings. You will also be contributing to new business development and services to expand our project portfolio.

ICF’s energy market consulting engagements typically integrate energy market expertise with economic and financial analysis and modeling skills to analyze energy market trends, economic and regulatory impacts from different types of policies affecting the energy market in general and the overall economy at large. These policies could include specific energy market policy scenarios or overall decarbonization strategies. Typical projects can include analyzing energy and environmental policies, conducting economic modeling, assessments of market implications of renewable fuels for transportation and power, greenhouse gas inventory and decarbonization analysis, and due diligence on energy assets in transitioning markets.

ICF’s clients include federal, state, and local government clients, international donor agencies like the USAID and the World Bank, as well as commercial entities, such as NGOs and energy utilities.

Post Covid related restrictions, this position could be remote or based in one of ICF’s offices, such as Boston, New York or in the Washington, DC area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead research, analysis, and writing on specific technical and/or economic issues related to energy markets and energy/environmental policies affecting the entire value chain in the energy sector
  • Supervise data analysis to develop insights or to be used as inputs in economic models
  • Lead modeling efforts with various proprietary or third-party energy and economic models
  • Develop reports and presentations to convey key analytic findings to internal and external clients
  • Collaborate on new business development activities such as proposal writing and lead generation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or related fields, with 3+ years of experience in consulting or applied research areas;


  • Ph.D. degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or related fields, with 1+ years experience in consulting or applied research areas
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading research and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills, specifically in the use of spreadsheets and large data sets

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Some knowledge of electric power, petroleum, natural gas, or renewable energy markets and infrastructure
  • Experience with clean energy and economic development policy analysis
  • Experience using economic (input-output or macro-econometric models) and statistical modeling a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel and Access) skills

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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Energy Consulting

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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