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JOB #R2203971

Solar Performance Engineer

Experienced Solar Performance Engineer 

Remote (USA) or Hybrid Any USA ICF Location. Preferred locations include: San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, or Fairfax

Do you enjoy working in wind, solar, energy storage, hydrogen, biofuel, and or conventional power generation technologies?  How about enabling project developers, financial institutions, and owners/investors to bring new projects online that support the future of energy around the globe? 


Our work is focused on enabling the development of, and investment in energy infrastructure.  Working within the Technical Advisory group, your role as a wind engineer will include engaging with clients and solving challenges related to the development, design, construction, operation, and analysis of renewable energy projects.   

You will be joining a motivated and dedicated team of industry experts, with a rewarding team culture.  As a member of the Technical Advisory team you will be delivering high-value technical diligence support and offer solutions for mitigating technical and commercial challenges encountered by our clients.  You will have an opportunity to work across energy technologies and engage with clients and industry stakeholders regarding the opportunities present in the evolving energy industry. 

Technical Advisory provides comprehensive energy industry advisory services supporting strategic investments, portfolio management, operational planning, market developments, policy analyses, regulatory support, and customer engagement.  We work collaboratively across several divisions within ICF, including our Power and Gas Market team, Environment and Planning team, and Transportation and Sustainability team.  Consultants at ICF integrate their industry experience with advanced consulting and analytical skills.  As a Solar Performance Engineer, you will utilize your experience to provide Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services.  


ICF is seeking a motivated experienced Solar Performance Engineer with experience in solar photovoltaic and battery storage system  performance modeling. As a Solar Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for leading our generation modeling team and contributing to the work of our growing team in the field of Independent Engineering and Owners Advisory, with a focus on solar photovoltaic developments. We seek candidates who will help us grow ICF’s private sector, Independent Engineering business segment by building on our established team. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Conduct resource and performance modeling for PV solar projects of all scales.  

  • Contribute as team member in execution of assignments (report writing, data and industry research, analysis, modelling, etc.). 

  • Preparation and/or review of reports used for project financing purposes. 

  • Perform ongoing research of solar technologies, generation modeling practices and the state of the industry. 

  • Collaborate with equipment providers to analyze emerging technologies. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Physics or other applicable discipline. 

  • 3+ years’ experience in the energy sector, specifically, PV solar technology.  

  • Strong technical knowledge of solar resource and performance modeling, including experience with tools such as PVsyst, System Advisor Model or other resource related software tools.   

  • Knowledge of due diligence and risk assessment process.  

  • Understanding of project contracts including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, supply contracts, balance of plant construction contracts, and operations and maintenance contracts.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 4+ years’ experience in the energy sector, specifically, PV solar technology.  

  • Experience with computer programming such as Python, Matlab, etc. 

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) designation desirable 

  • Masters degree preferred 

  • Strong project management skills 

  • Experience in proposal writing with an emphasis on business development. 

  • Experience in technical research and writing industry based technical papers (e.g. white papers). 

  • Experience in additional renewable technologies (outside of solar PV). 

Professional Skills  

  • Advanced MS Office Suite experience.  

  • A desire to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment.  

  • Exceptional data management, research, and analytical skills.  

  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.  

  • Ability to work with and understand technical concepts while also being able to communicate them to varied audiences. 

  • Detail-oriented. 

  • Critical thinker.

  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment and a capability to prioritize tasks. 



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.

San Francisco, CA (CA78)

Energy Engineering

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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