Senior Associate, Power Markets (Remote USA)


Job title: Senior Associate, Power Markets (Remote USA)

Company: ICF International

Job description: Location: This role is open to work remotely anywhere in USA or hybrid if near an ICF office.

Do you want to help renewable developers assess where market and policy drivers will lead to strong interest in renewables? Help them find the best locations to develop new renewables, battery storage among the rapidly changing U.S. electricity markets?

How about assisting banks, private equity firms and other investment firms assess investment opportunities and risks? Use your technical and analytical skills to help various planning entities including the federal government with strategies and how the grid needs to evolve to enable increasing levels of renewable penetration.

Does working with multiple stakeholders in energy broadly categorized as private developers, financing entities and planning entities excite you?

ICF’s Energy Advisory team is doing just that!

Our work is focused on supporting the rapid transformation in the U.S. power system. Working within project teams, your role will be to assist in the continued development and growth of ICF’s Power practice and to support our clients to identify and pursue investment opportunities in support of development and M&A across a range of technologies and across US power markets. This is a multi-faceted role with exposure to wide array of topics concerning energy -markets, policy, interconnection, transmission to name a few. You will study the increasing complexity of interconnection queues and assist your clients with navigating them and assess the impacts of network upgrade cost exposure on project/portfolio valuation and off-take strategies. You will also assess how various market parameters such as natural gas prices, demand, transmission congestion, bidding strategies, outages etc. affect day ahead (DA) and real time (RT) market price formulation and assist your clients manage the curtailment risks. You will help shape our views on decarbonization strategies and their impact on the current market structures and how the power grid needs to evolve to enable increasing levels of renewable penetration. Come join an interdisciplinary team and gain exposure across all major aspects of energy markets and establish yourself as an energy expert.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead advanced quantitative and economic analysis of energy markets to assess and forecast the future of electric power market and prices, power plant operation and valuation, fuel consumption, environmental emissions and compliance, transmission, regulatory effects, among other parameters.

Stay abreast of market developments and provide fundamental analysis, insights and perspectives on electricity markets

Simulate and develop models and tools to analyze electricity markets, energy market including simulation ancillaries and transmission constraints.

Contribute to the development of power market analysis tools

Co-author reports and other client deliverables, journal articles, white papers and marketing pieces

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, energy/environmental management, energy policy, science or economics or related field

3-5 years of work experience in energy market forecasting and analysis

3+ years of experience with electricity market modeling (e.g., PROMOD, GEMAPS, PLEXOS, PSLF, PSSE, POWERGEM or similar packages) (OR) 3+ years of experience with powerflow models (e.g., PSLF, PSSE, POWERGEM or similar packages)

Ability to work with and understand technical concepts, while also being able to communicate them to varied audiences.

Work flexibility as part of a project team or independently as needed

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering

Collaborate across ICF groups on cross-cutting opportunities, market research and modeling

Consulting experience, including project management, client exposure and staff oversight responsibilities

Working knowledge of data analysis tools and/or programming languages, such as R, Python, VBA, Tableau, Power BI)

Demonstrable experience of opportunity spotting through research/analysis

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

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. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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 .

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Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Expected salary:

Location: Fairfax, VA

Job date: Sat, 28 May 2022 05:22:57 GMT

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