Energy and Sustainability Researcher


Chiasson-Savoy, New Brunswick, Canada Remote

Full time

Jan 19

Want to design and develop energy efficiency programs, and engage with industry leaders to 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 implement and evolve their energy-efficiency programs. This position will be based in our Fairfax, VA office. Successful candidates will support the implementation of high-profile public-private partnership programs to drive improved energy efficiency across residential, multifamily, commercial, institutional, and industrial markets. They will be part of a team that builds and maintains relationships with key market actors, reviews and analyzes energy consumption data, and collaborates with other team members and clients to develop national and regional strategies to increase participation in energy efficiency programs.


  • Supporting the review and analysis of large volumes of program data, in order to support core program processes, ensure program integrity, and distill data into narratives for reports, case studies, etc.
  • Serving as a source of technical assistance for program participants and maintaining detailed records in a customer management system.
  • Conducting outreach to build and maintain relationships with key market actors, including home builders, developers, energy rating companies, industry associations, and utilities.
  • Contributing to the development and deployment of communications, outreach, and training resources, including case studies, webinars, in-person events, and other opportunities.
  • Coordinating with other team members and clients to develop local, regional, and national strategies to influence the market and increase participation in programs.
  • Conducting partner recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing support to maximize program participation.
  • Tracking state/local and national energy and indoor air quality policies that impact residential buildings.
  • Conducting research and analysis of energy efficiency and industry issues.
  • Contributing to administrative contract deliverables (e.g., memorandums on project progress).


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related field (e.g., environmental studies, public policy, business).

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Familiarity with the residential or multifamily building sector.
  • Familiarity with energy performance benchmarking or energy modeling.
  • Familiarity with ENERGY STAR, LEED, and/or other efficiency/sustainability program platforms.
  • Familiarity with the development/delivery of public-private voluntary partnership programs.
  • Basic programming skills.
  • Experience writing reports, articles, case studies, or other communications materials.
  • Self-motivated with highly-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid personal computer skills (Microsoft applications), particularly focused on Excel skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.

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.

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.

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

$53,200.00 - $90,440.00

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