Lead Solar Performance Engineer - REMOTE

Denver, CO US
USD 82k - 140k
Python Matlab
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Lead Solar Performance Engineer

Remote (USA) or Hybrid Any USA ICF Location.

Do you enjoy working in wind, solar, energy storage, hydrogen, biofuel, and or conventional power generation technologies? How about enabling project developers, financial institutions, and owners/investors to bring new projects online that support the future of energy around the globe?


Our work is focused on enabling the development of, and investment in energy infrastructure. Working within the Technical Advisory group, your role as a wind engineer will include engaging with clients and solving challenges related to the development, design, construction, operation, and analysis of renewable energy projects.

You will be joining a motivated and dedicated team of industry experts, with a rewarding team culture. As a member of the Technical Advisory team you will be delivering high-value technical diligence support and offer solutions for mitigating technical and commercial challenges encountered by our clients. You will have an opportunity to work across energy technologies and engage with clients and industry stakeholders regarding the opportunities present in the evolving energy industry.

Technical Advisory provides comprehensive energy industry advisory services supporting strategic investments, portfolio management, operational planning, market developments, policy analyses, regulatory support, and customer engagement. We work collaboratively across several divisions within ICF, including our Power and Gas Market team, Environment and Planning team, and Transportation and Sustainability team. Consultants at ICF integrate their industry experience with advanced consulting and analytical skills. As a Solar Performance Engineer, you will utilize your experience to provide Independent Engineering and Owner’s Engineering advisory services.


ICF is seeking a motivated experienced Senior Solar Performance Engineer with experience in solar photovoltaic and battery storage system performance modeling. As a Senior Solar Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for leading our generation modeling team and contributing to the work of our growing team in the field of Independent Engineering and Owners Advisory, with a focus on solar photovoltaic developments. We seek candidates who will help us grow ICF’s private sector, Independent Engineering business segment by building on our established team.

Key Responsibilities

Conduct resource and performance modeling for PV solar projects of all scales.

Contribute as team member in execution of assignments (report writing, data and industry research, analysis, modelling, etc.).

Preparation and/or review of reports used for project financing purposes.

Perform ongoing research of solar technologies, generation modeling practices and the state of the industry.

Collaborate with equipment providers to analyze emerging technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Physics or other applicable discipline AND 5+ years’ experience in the energy sector, specifically, PV solar technology.

1+ years' experience of strong technical knowledge of solar resource and performance modeling, including experience with tools such as PVsyst, System Advisor Model or other resource related software tools.

1+ years' experience and/or knowledge of due diligence and risk assessment process.

1+ years' experience of understanding of project contracts including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, supply contracts, balance of plant construction contracts, and operations and maintenance contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

4+ years’ experience in the energy sector, specifically, PV solar technology.

Experience with computer programming such as Python, Matlab, etc.

Engineer in Training (EIT) designation desirable

Master's degree preferred.

Strong project management skills

Experience in proposal writing with an emphasis on business development.

Experience in technical research and writing industry based technical papers (e.g., white papers).

Experience in additional renewable technologies (outside of solar PV).

Professional Skills

Advanced MS Office Suite experience.

A desire to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment.

Exceptional data management, research, and analytical skills.

Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

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


Critical thinker.

Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment and a capability to prioritize tasks.



Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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 workplace discrimination rights, the Pay Transparency Statement, or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act.

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:

$82,673.00 - $140,544.00

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