Reston, Virginia, United States
11 days ago
Job Function


Energy and Technology Junior Engineer

Location: Reston, VA or Arlington, VA (hybrid)

LOB/Portfolio: CET/EID/EE Public

Want to apply your engineering and analytical skills to support the development and execution of clean energy research and development programs? You can at ICF. We solve the most challenging issues facing the energy industry today while informing the future of global energy use.

ICF is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated candidate to help federal government clients implement and evolve their manufacturing, energy efficiency, and decarbonization programs. This position will be based in our Reston, VA headquarters office and may require periodic travel. Successful candidates will support the implementation of U.S. government clean energy research, development, and deployment (RD&D) programs focused on advancing manufacturing technologies.

  • Providing technical assistance on a variety of topics including:
    • Evaluating possible energy or water savings, or greenhouse gas emission reductions.
    • Evaluating technical and commercial project viability.
    • Conducting technical, energy, environmental, and economic benefits analyses.
    • Performing market and technology assessments.
    • Providing financing and innovation assessments.
  • Supporting all phases of U.S. government program or project management, from project inception to closeout.
  • Synthesizing and analyzing data and models related to energy technologies and trends.
  • Synthesizing and analyzing technology R&D project and program information.
  • Developing technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings)
  • Preparing, reviewing, and analyzing technical reports and assessments.
  • Conducting internet and literature research.
  • Engaging and communicating with internal and external program stakeholder groups, including understanding stakeholder group needs, priorities, and issues.
  • Conducting research and analysis of energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and decarbonization programs and policies.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Materials, Chemical, or other relevant Engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in clean energy research and development programs.

Professional Skills
  • Expertise in the following industries/sectors:
    • Critical materials processing/manufacturing sector (lithium, graphite, Cam, pCAM, etc.).
    • Battery and battery components manufacturing (cells, modules, separators, wafers, etc.).
    • Project and construction monitoring experience.
  • Proficient quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in core computer skills, including key Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Excel, and OneNote).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
  • Team player with strong ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in climate- and sustainability-related areas.
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills.
  • Highly organized, proactive, and self-motivated approach to work.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation.
  • Proficient project and program management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in energy analysis or consulting.
  • Ability to balance respect, inclusion, decisiveness, and tenacity.
  • Ability and interest to learn and adapt in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience engaging and communicating with internal and external program stakeholder groups, including understanding stakeholder group needs, priorities, and issues.

Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Masters degree/or PhD in Materials, Chemical, or other relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Experience with client-facing consulting roles.
  • High level of self-motivation and interest in support of U.S. government energy programs.
  • Experience working with U.S. federal government agencies.


Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we're not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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 workplace discrimination rights, the Pay Transparency Statement, or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:
$65,820.00 - $111,894.00

Reston, VA (VA30)

Job ID: 73792935
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