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Senior Transportation Economist
Senior Transportation Economist
The Regulatory, Policy and Economics business at ICF supports primarily public-sector clients in the full range of economic and policy activities. We estimate costs and benefits, as well as the economic impact of regulations, policies, and programs. We also evaluate program effectiveness. We work with virtually all federal agencies; key clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as other federal, state and local agencies, and select non-profit and private-sector clients.
ICF seeks a Senior Transportation Economics Consultant to support the growth of our expanding Regulatory, Policy and Economics Practice. We are a $1 billion+ global consulting provider and work across a range of industries to make the world a better place through deep domain expertise, innovative thinking and technology. As a Senior Transportation Economics Consultant, you will help our Federal Government clients tackle challenging and meaningful projects that address the most important issues facing our society. Your expertise in transportation policy, economics, research, and sound objective analysis will lead to meaningful impacts on high profile policy-making activities.
As a leader within the Regulatory, Policy and Economics Practice, you will work closely with other leaders and subject matter experts across ICF – particularly in our Transportation Line of Business -- to foster a “one ICF” solution.
This role can be located in the Washington DC Metro area or other locations (e.g., Cambridge, MA; Durham, NC). Travel to client sites, ICF offices and Conferences may be required once business travel resumes.
ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving others' lives and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek to build a culture that encourages, embraces, and is inclusive of all dimensions of difference. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success.
What you will be doing:
- Partner and interact with Federal and State government Economists and other regulatory and policy-making program staff within the transportation field. Manage work on short- and long-term domestic US projects.
- Analyze the costs, benefits and economic impacts of regulations, policies, and programs, including the evaluation of program effectiveness. Your work products will include written reports, memoranda, spreadsheet models, and PowerPoint presentations. A portion of your work products will be published for public comment in the Federal Register.
- Support clients that include: The Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, and select non-profit and private-sector clients that focus on transportation issues.
- Facilitate the effective management of client demands that may include aggressive deadlines and complex deliverables. Oversee delivery of client commitments, ensure excellence, and drive a customer satisfaction culture.
- Mentor and coach junior staff to monitor workflow/workload, provide guidance, ensure quality work products and high levels of employee engagement.
- Understand your Client’s current and upcoming needs, anticipate how ICF can be a partner to Clients and add value. Help translate evolving Federal agency requirements, operations, and programs into new ICF engagements and relationships and demonstrate to Clients how ICF can resolve their most challenging problems.
- Support business development efforts by engaging in capture, bid and proposal processes and assist with technical storytelling and compelling solutions for Client audiences.
- Demonstrate thought-leadership and technical expertise via presentations at conferences, authoring publications, and client or professional engagements.
- Master’s Degree in Economics plus a minimum of 10+ years of demonstrated experience
- Demonstrated 7+ Years of domestic US expertise in one or more areas including: Environmental Economics, Regulatory Economics, Industrial Economics, Policy Analysis, Rulemaking, Cost-benefit Analysis, Economic Impact Analysis.
- Experience working on programs or projects related to Transportation & Infrastructure (e.g., surface, aviation, pipeline).
- Demonstrated project and people leadership experience.
- Strong technical project management and financial project management acumen.
- US Citizenship (required by federal government for this position)
- Expertise in highway finance, transportation debt, fuel taxation, state DOT revenues
- 3+ years of experience managing databases or conducting analysis using one or more of the following: R, SAS, machine learning, or other transportation tools/methods, such as the Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS), National Bridge Investment Analysis System (NBIAS), United States Applied General Equilibrium (USAGE), Highway Revenue Forecasting Model (HRFM), and/or Transit Economics Requirements Model (TERM).
- Positive, pragmatic and collaborative style, with an ability to generate enthusiasm, train and develop others, and be innovative in accomplishing goals in a large, complex, multi-cultural, and matrix environment.
- Strategic but hands-on leader with exceptional organizational, communications, and people management skills.
- Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
- Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications and CRM tools (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and TEAMS.
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.
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