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Senior Climate Resilience Consultant (On Call)

Denver, Colorado, US
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Jul 30, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Senior Climate Resilience Consultant (on call)
Working at ICF
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 increase resilience and reduce pollution. In climate change and environmental markets, ICF has provided advice to more than 30 governments and international institutions and served more than 60 companies in the FT Global 500. We offer our clients around the globe unparalleled analytical, policy, and business management services.
Senior Climate Resilience Consultant (on call) Position
ICF is seeking an on-call senior climate resilience consultant to support our Climate Planning team. This team works with federal, state, and local agencies, communities, and businesses to help them understand the risks that climate change will bring, and how to reduce those risks.
The individual chosen for this position will provide project management skills to direct and keep projects on track; technical expertise to incorporate climate information into sector and systems problem analysis; and people management skills to lead multi-disciplinary teams of experts on multiple short- and long-term climate adaptation and resilience projects.
The location for this position is flexible.
Key Responsibilities:
- Direct research and analysis on climate change impacts and adaptation projects, including assessment of risks and development, delivery, and assessment of adaptation options
- Prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other communication materials for clients, external publications, and internal staff
- Work with teams to prepare high-quality materials for submission to public and private sector clients
- Quantitative problem-solving and data collection and analysis
- Resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
- Plan and manage schedules and budgets for a project
- Develop needs for existing clients, develop ideas for new business, and contribute in other ways to the growth of ICF's climate change and sustainability practice
Minimum Requirements
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in climate change or risk management topics
- Master's Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in Environmental or other Earth Sciences, Environmental Management, Business, Economics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Public Policy or related subjects
- 15+ of specific subject area work experience
Essential Skills Required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to distill complex technical information into a clear and accessible format
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
- Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner and establish strong working relationships all levels of internal staff and outside clients and stakeholders
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Identifies and meets the needs of clients within established guidelines
- Checks for alignment between client expectations and ICF deliverables
Preferred Skills/Experience:
- Strong client relationships and contacts, particularly with federal, state, and local agencies as well as within the private sector
- Experience at the intersection of disaster preparedness and climate preparedness
- Experience addressing equity in climate resilience solutions
- Experience making the business case for climate resilience strategies
- Experience in policy and program development, including facilitation of multi-stakeholder groups
- Experience managing large federal and/or state and local contracts
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. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF-together for tomorrow.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE - Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities 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 (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .
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About ICF
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at
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