Energy and Sustainability Junior Engineer - multiple locations

  • ICF International
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Jul 23, 2018
Full time Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Green Building - Sustainable Development Sustainability

Job Description

Want to apply your engineering and analytical skills to help individuals and leading organizations save energy and reduce greenhouse gas footprints? 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 clients design, implement, and evolve their energy-efficiency programs. Successful candidates will be responsible for shaping critical programs for the next era of energy policies that will impact our communities and our world.  They will support the implementation of high–profile public–private partnership programs to drive improved energy efficiency in homes and businesses.  They will be part of a team that reviews and analyzes energy efficient consumer products and building technologies, conducts high quality and state of the art analysis, and develops building energy analysis solutions. 

What you will be doing . . .

  • Analyzing residential and/or commercial building systems using energy modeling tools (e.g., DOE-2, EnergyPlus, etc.)
  • Performing research, analysis, and industry outreach to develop energy efficiency specifications for a variety of residential and commercial product categories.
  • Serving as liaison between government and industry stakeholders (equipment and component manufacturers, trade associations, energy efficiency advocates, etc.) to understand the challenges and opportunities for improving product efficiency.
  • Performing in-depth analysis of energy efficiency savings, using spreadsheets, databases, and custom programming (e.g., Python, Ruby).
  • Reviewing energy consumption data for single buildings as well as large portfolios of facilities, to assist building owners in benchmarking performance against peers, improving performance and achieving recognition for energy efficiency achievements.
  • Assisting with development and implementation of program strategies, preparing and presenting persuasive presentations, and research and analysis of energy efficiency and industry trends.
  • Supporting the review and analysis of large volumes of program data, and helping to distill data into narratives for reports, case studies, etc.
  • Conveying complex technical subjects to non-technical audiences.

What you need to have . . .

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Architectural Engineering, Building Science, or related subject.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent personal computer skills (Microsoft applications, spreadsheet/database skills, basic programming skills).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.

Preferred Skills/Experience…

  • Knowledge of building construction methods, mechanical/HVAC systems, product design, and energy efficiency.
  • Experience in energy performance benchmarking or energy modeling.
  • Experience and/or strong interest in energy efficiency and/or environmental issues.
  • Experience with EPA ENERGY STAR, DOE Better Buildings, LEED, and/or other efficiency/sustainability program platforms.
  • Familiarity with the development/delivery of public-private voluntary partnership programs.

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