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JOB #R2204014

Wind Practice Lead (USA Location Flexible)

Wind Practice Lead

Location: Remote USA or hybrid based out of any U.S. ICF office

Do you want to lead a consulting practice area, and help expand an amazing team?

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?

ICF’s  Technical Advisory Team is doing just that!!

This role may be a role for you…

Our work is focused on enabling the development of, and investment in energy infrastructure.  Working within the Technical Advisory group, your role as a lead wind engineer will include engaging with clients and solving challenges related to the development, design, construction, operation, and analysis of renewable energy projects.  You can leverage the strong foundation we have across renewables and the increasing success we have had in wind, to take the wind portion of the business to the next level - with strong business growth potential and building out the team!

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.  While the focus will be on continued growth of the wind business, we work in a collaborative and integrated environment and so there will be significant opportunity to work across technologies and the wide range of ICF offerings across markets, climate, etc.

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 the Wind Practice Lead, you will utilize your experience to lead and expand our Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services within the wind industry!

What you will do:

ICF is seeking a motivated Wind Practice Lead with experience in energy consulting and project development.  As the Wind Practice Lead, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and collaborating with an exceptional team of engineers and expertise.

  • Setting our wind practice strategy – refining and defining services offerings.

  • Business development, client management, and project execution for renewable energy projects.

  • Responsible for identifying target clients and building relationships, as well as maintaining relationship with existing clients.

  • Developing, maintaining, and improving internal tools and databases related to technology, performance, and cost of wind technologies – including capex and opex.

  • Reviewing technical aspects of related to renewable energy, specifically wind generation - with a willingness to support the team on other technologies, as necessary – including review of technology, electrical design, controls systems, and/or interconnection.

  • Serving as a project manager, as well as developing and reviewing due diligence reports for wind, as well as other energy technologies.

  • Leading and contributing to internal training efforts on wind technologies and applications - existing and emerging.

  • Staying current with industry trends, challenges, and changes.

  • Developing plans for expansion of the wind team, mentoring and/or managing junior engineers, and coordinating and collaborating with other teams within ICF.

  • Demonstrating ability to work within a close-knit team environment comprised of multiple technical abilities and knowledge levels.

  • Leading and/or contributing to technical and cost proposal development.

  • Supporting business development efforts including client discussions as a technical expert, and marketing and thought leadership to external audiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 7+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy industry

  • 3+ years of experience in consulting is a must

  • 2+ years in the wind turbine technology and/or wind project development space. Strong understanding of wind turbine technology, tower design, and performance

  • Knowledge of due diligence and risk assessment process

  • This role requires travel up to 20%

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years of consulting experience, including project financing due diligence for Electric Utilities and/or Independent Power Producers (IPP), including support of bond financings

  • Professional Engineer’s license or willingness to obtain a PE license in the future

  • Experience with project financing due diligence

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

  • Strong project management skills

Personal Traits/Experience

  • Ability to work autonomously to lead and develop a team and practice area 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 and solving complex problems

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

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • 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

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

  • Work flexibly as part of a project team or independently as needed

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented


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.

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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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