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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
New York, New York, United States of America
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JOB #R2202694

Wind Performance/Design Engineer (Remote USA)

Wind Performance/Design Engineer

Location: Remote USA, Hybrid any ICF office including: 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 Wind Engineer, you will utilize your experience to provide Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services.

What you will do:

ICF is seeking a motivated Wind Performance Engineer with experience in wind turbine performance, modeling, site feasibility and layout/design.  As the Wind Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting expansion of our services within the wind industry.

  • Supporting both land-based and off-shore wind developments. 

  • Executing and/or leading project work related to project development and due diligence including: site conditions and turbine suitability, wind resource assessment, and overall system integration

  • support technical analysis of: supply and construction contracts, construction and O&M plans, warranties, pro forma models.

  • Use your design, construction, or operations and maintenance experience to perform due diligence reviews of engineering documents, construction quality documentation, commercial agreements, and operational reports concerning energy assets

  • Support wind technology diligence efforts as we as modeling expected energy generation.

  • Provide technical input to multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Work within a close-knit team environment comprised of multiple technical abilities and knowledge levels.

  • Complete project work and deliverables within agreed upon time and budget.

  • Stay abreast of market activities and industry trends.

  • Travel to project sites to perform pre-construction reviews, construction monitoring, and operational reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

  • 3+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry, 2+ years in the wind industry.

  • Knowledge of due diligence and risk assessment process.

  • Work flexibility as part of a project team or independently as needed.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Travel required: <20%

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with project financing due diligence.

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in performing independent analysis, design, and review of wind turbine structures and foundations.

  • General working knowledge of structure and requirements for key commercial contracts required for project development (interconnection, offtake, equipment supply, construction, and operations and maintenance).

  • Working knowledge of the factors affecting wind turbine performance.

  • Desire to develop professionally and manage project and client relationships.

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

  • Strong project management skills.

Personal Traits/Experience

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance and ability to thrive in group solutions.

  • A willingness to dive into a new topic and learn as-needed to answer various technical questions.

  • Passion for the energy industry.

  • A passion for solving complex problems.

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm to learn beyond what is required for daily tasks.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Capability to extract tends and extrapolate understand from a set of data.

  • An interest and willingness for learning new technologies.

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

  • 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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

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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