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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Senior Adviser - Utility Strategy, Regulatory & Planning (On Call) in Helena, Montana

Senior Adviser - Utility Strategy, Regulatory & Planning (On Call)


ICF has over 50 years of experience advising utilities (electric and gas) on a variety of issues, including integrated resource planning, procurement, power and gas market analysis, M&A, decarbonization strategies, distributed energy resources, regulatory support, utility customer programs, and a host of other issues. We employ over 1200 energy professionals worldwide and have worked with every major investor owned utility in North America, and many overseas, as well as municipal and coop utilities.

As we continue to grow our services to this critical sector, we seek tenured electric market professionals to work with us on a part-time basis to leverage our existing capabilities and to continue to build out and expand in the areas of regulatory support, strategy development, and expert testimony.

Successful candidates will be experienced professionals with a proven track record working on complex issues with utility executives, regulators, and/or the financial community. You should have project management experience, immediately leverageable industry and client relationships, and proven success identifying successful strategies for utility investment planning. You will work collaboratively with other leaders to develop and execute our growth strategy for the electric utility sector and assist business development efforts in support of that strategy.

This on call position will require you to leverage your industry knowledge and relationships to initiate and actively engage in meetings with potential clients to help win new work and to identify client needs. You will also support marketing efforts, including the development of concepts and material for thought leadership pieces. In support of client work, you will provide overall guidance and oversight for client engagements including providing analytical expertise, understanding of market rules, regulatory strategy guidance, and possibly expert testimony in electric and gas regulatory.

What Will You Do?

  • Create and expand relationships with key decision-makers at utilities and developers to establish an understanding of customer needs and processes

  • With the support of our internal experts, communicate and demonstrate value propositions to customers based on ICF’s service offerings and capabilities and act as executive level contact with clients to understand how ICF’s offerings align with their business objectives.

  • Collaborate with peers in the development of proposals to potential clients.

  • Collaborate with project teams to deliver high quality and innovative analysis to clients.

  • Provide expert testimony for select regulatory and litigation engagements.

  • Help mentor a team of experts who can pursue utility sector opportunities across North America.

Position Qualifications Requirements

  • Proven thought leader in the North American electric markets with a strong network of industry participants

  • Structured thinking and communication with ability to clearly articulate and distill complex concepts for any audience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed to develop long-term relationships, proposals, and presentations

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with proven experience working directly with senior staff and clients

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Subject matter expertise in utility planning, procurement, rates, and strategy

  • Demonstrated track record in providing expert testimony

  • Demonstrated success with business development and client development

  • Master's Degree or PhD in economics, policy engineering, finance or related degree 15+ years of related energy industry experience with a focus on electric power utilities and/or utility consulting

  • Willingness and flexibility to travel when needed

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.

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 ( .

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: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

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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