Denver, Colorado, United States
17 days ago
Job Function


Do you enjoy working in renewable natural gas production 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? At ICF, we're committed to driving sustainable energy innovation and facilitating a cleaner future. If you're a driven professional looking to make a tangible impact, join our team and contribute to shaping the renewable energy landscape.

As a Chemical Engineer Technical Expert (Biofuels) at ICF, you will:
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Serve as the primary subject matter expert in biochemical processes, providing valuable insights into cutting-edge advancements and industry best practices.
  • Process Design Review: Leverage your process technology background to evaluate designs of biofuel, renewable chemical, and hydrogen production systems. Ensure their capability to meet product specifications within project financial parameters.
  • Scoping and Feasibility Studies: Lead scoping and feasibility studies, author design basis, create process simulations, develop equipment lists, layout drawings, and deliver other essential services in FEL-1 and FEL-2 packages.
  • Cost Analysis: Review and refine capital and operating cost assessments, contributing original Class V cost estimates through a combination of vendor quotes, public resources, and precise spreadsheet calculations.
  • Due Diligence and Reporting: Draft technology sections for due diligence reports used in project financing, showcasing your technical expertise.
  • On-Site Monitoring: Travel to project sites to oversee pilot or demonstration facilities, monitor construction progress, and conduct performance tests for emerging commercial facilities.
  • Lead in renewable fuel technologies: Be a primary resource at ICF for alcohol to jet, renewable diesel, ethanol, and other renewable fuel technologies. Speak to potential process risks and costs for oligomerization processes, hydrotreating, fermentation, and other technology pathways.
  • Lead in hydrogen production technology assessment: Be a primary engineering resource in projects which produce hydrogen through an SMR, thermally, or using electrolysis.
  • Lead in Renewable Natural Gas Technologies: Be a primary resource at ICF for renewable natural gas technologies, encompassing landfill gas gathering systems, anaerobic digesters, and gas clean-up systems.
  • Project Leadership: Manage independent engineering or owner's advisory projects, collaborating with clients, organizing ICF teams, and overseeing project finances and reporting.
  • Business Development: Participate in business development meetings, contributing to proposal writing and engaging with potential clients.
  • Client Relations: Develop and maintain strong client relationships within the developer, financial institution, and technology provider communities.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemical/mechanical engineering or a related field with a focus on renewable and conventional fuels.
  • Experience with the design and construction of biofuel/biochemical project.
  • 8+ years of experience in a technical role.
  • US Citizenship
  • Proficiency in process design, product standards, equipment selection, and process energy efficiency methods.
  • Strong communication skills to convey technical concepts effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Eagerness to learn about emerging technologies, validate conceptual designs, and assess feasibility.
  • Understanding of the interplay between process performance, operating costs, and project financial viability.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 12+ years of experience in a technical role.
  • Prior experience at a refinery and petrochemical facility
  • Prior experience at an EPC contractor or detailed engineering firm
  • Prior experience working on FEL-1, FEL-2, and FEL-3 projects.
  • Experience with remote work environments or organizations.
  • Background in technical due diligence for project financing.
  • Familiarity with Carbon Intensity calculations and methodologies (e.g., Cal-GREET, ANL-GREET, Corsia, Open LCA).
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment systems.
  • Familiarity with thermochemical systems like pyrolysis, hydrotreating, and gasification.

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:
$112,513.00 - $191,273.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Job ID: 72945526

ICF is a global advisory and digital services provider with 8,000 professionals in industries across the public and private sectors. What sets us apart from other consulting companies is the passion of our employees. Our work is the catalyst to shape the future. Beyond our purpose-driven work, we invest in our employee experience, ensuring access to exceptional benefits, inclusive business practices, and networking opportunities. Forbes recently recognized us as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, and our company ...

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