Climate Change Specialist - multiple locations

  • ICF International
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jul 23, 2018
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Energy Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

ICF is seeking a Climate Change Expert to support our broad portfolio of work on climate adaptation and resilience. This work falls across all levels of government and with commercial clients, enhancing the resilience of energy, water, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole. Our world-class analysis are based in rigorous science, clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions.

The consultant chosen for this position will provide technical expertise related to the analysis and interpretation of weather and climate data, and support multi-disciplinary teams of experts on a multiple short- and long-term projects primarily within the climate adaptation and resilience practice.

*The preferred location for this position is Washington, D.C. However, we will also consider the following locations: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Portland or Seattle. This job is also flexible, meaning if you'd like to work 32-40 hours per week, that is an option as well.*

What you’ll be doing…

  • Serve as a technical expert on multi-disciplinary teams on projects focused on applied climate adaptation and resilience projects
  • Provide technical expertise, innovation, and leadership related to the analysis of weather and climate data
  • Prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other high-quality communication materials
  • Complete tasks in fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner

What you’ll need to have…

  • Master’s degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography, or Earth science, with a focus on physical climate science. Master’s in engineering or other disciplines must demonstrate significant experience with climate and meteorological information.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and appropriately apply climate model output and meteorological observations for climate impact and risk analyses
  • Familiarity with coastal information for climate change analyses (e.g., tide gauges and the analysis of sea level rise)
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex climate information to non-scientists to inform decision making processes
  • Experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Organized, detail oriented, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Skilled in one or more programming languages (e.g., R, python, Matlab)  to process large environmental data sets, including NetCDF
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

 Our Preferred Skills/Experience…

  • Doctorate degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography, Earth science, or similar field with a focus on applied physical climate science problems
  • Fluency and demonstrated leadership in the use of climate information across time scales and application to decision making
  • Technical and team management experience for complex projects in a consulting environment
  • Experience working with multiple climate downscaling methodologies
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and appropriately apply coastal climate data information (e.g., tide gauges and the analysis of sea level rise) and models (e.g. surge models)
  • Familiarity with energy systems design and planning, and distributed energy resource technologies
  • Use of climate information in developing countries 

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Sector

Consulting