Managing Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability (USA Remote)


Job title: Managing Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability (USA Remote)

Company: ICF International

Job description: Location: Hybrid from any ICF Office (Preferred: Arlington, Virginia) or Remote USA.

We are looking for a Climate Change Managing Consultant who will provide leadership for a growing practice in the sustainability field. This position has a strong focus on greenhouse gas accounting, planning GHG emission reduction opportunities and assisting federal, commercial, and state and local clients with efforts to advance organizational sustainability. The ideal candidate will have a relevant and strong technical background and expertise in sustainability and GHG management, personnel management and leadership skills, and an eye towards work quality, such that they can both manage and provide technical leadership on projects and proposals. This position will be to primarily support a team of project directors in ICF’s climate business and has ample opportunity for growth.

ICF is at the forefront of preparing leading-edge technical and policy analyses, identifying viable market solutions, building real-world management tools, and implementing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In climate change and environmental markets, ICF has advised more than 30 governments and international institutions and served more than 60 companies in the FT Global 500. We develop emissions inventories and carbon footprints; conduct greenhouse gas mitigation policy analyses; assist clients with offset and carbon credit projects; support organizational sustainability; assess the performance of global programs (e.g., climate funds, multilateral development banks), and identify ways they could improve; and support federal, state, local, international, and private sector clients on analyses related to climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, among other service offerings. We offer our clients around the globe unparalleled analytical, policy, and business management services.

What you’ll be doing…

Project Management and Execution: Drive successful execution of projects through day-to-day activities, working closely with a team of project directors; understand clients’ current and emerging needs and deliver innovative and efficient services. Serve as project manager or task lead. Develop and execute work plans, direct teams of support staff, and perform quality assurance for work products such that they are ready for client delivery with minimal additional editing. The mix of projects and clients will depend on success and is expected to evolve over time. In total, approximately 85% of time will be devoted to project work at the onset.

Program Growth: Collaborate with project directors and other colleagues to identify emerging trends associated with organizational sustainability. As examples, supply chain GHG accounting, sustainability reporting to disclosure organizations (e.g., CDP, TCFD), and regulatory developments to tailor ICF’s service offerings to client needs.

Opportunity Capture and Proposal Development: Responsible for understanding emerging needs in the practice area, positioning ICF for success through client capture conversations, persuasive proposal writing and technical approach development. Work across a team of staff to pull together high-quality proposals, reflecting ICF’s experience and technical skills.

People Management and Development: Responsible for managing 1-2 direct reports, including helping manage their workload, serving as a mentor, and growing their capacity and technical skills.

What you’ll need to have…

Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Sustainability, Physical Sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics), Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related subjects.

5+ years of relevant experience, at least 2 years of project management experience

Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams, staff resources, schedules, and budgets.

Exceptional quality assurance/quality control methods and execution.

Experience building and managing client relationships.

Familiarity with carbon accounting and inventorying, climate change mitigation, and relevant regulatory or policy programs

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

Be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Our Preferred Skills/Experience…

Experience with greenhouse gas accounting and planning

Experience with supply chain greenhouse gas accounting

Experience with sustainability management, organizational sustainability and reporting to disclosure organizations

Experience planning emission reduction scenarios

Experience with consulting, working on a sustainability program within the private sector or working for a federal agency on sustainability-related topics

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 .

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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: and .

Arlington, VA (VA31)

Expected salary:

Location: Washington DC

Job date: Sat, 04 Jun 2022 02:52:49 GMT

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