ICF is seeking a Climate Scientist to support our Climate, Energy Efficiency, and Transportation line of business in Washington, DC. The majority of the work will support the Climate Adaptation and Resilience portfolio, which works at all levels of government and with commercial clients to understand and manage risks posed by climate change and to enhance resilience of energy and water supplies, transportation and cyber systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole. Improving resilience requires proactive planning and leadership, from the federal level to the municipal level and successful implementation relies on clearly communicated and peer-reviewed science and strong public-private partnerships.
The consultant chosen for this position will provide technical expertise related to the analysis and interpretation of weather and climate data to support this work.
This position will be based in Washington, D.C.
What you’ll be doing…
Serve as a technical expert on multi-disciplinary teams on projects focused on climate adaptation and resilience projects
Provide technical expertise and activity leadership related to the analysis of weather and climate data
Prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other communication materials as needed.
Complete tasks in fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner.
What you’ll need to have…
Master’s degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography, or Earth science, with a focus on physical climate science.
6+ years of relevant experience.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and appropriately apply climate model output and meteorological observations for climate impact and risk analyses.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex climate information to non-scientists to inform decision making processes
Organized, detail oriented, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Skilled in one or more programming languages (e.g., R,) to process large environmental data sets
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
Our Preferred Skills/Experience…
Doctorate degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography, or Earth science, with a focus on physical climate science
Technical and team management experience for complex projects in a consulting environment
Knowledge of climate downscaling methodologies
Ability to analyze, interpret, and appropriately apply coastal climate data information (e.g., tide gauges and the analysis of sea level rise) and models (e.g. surge models)
Knowledge of recurrence interval calculation methodologies
Fluency in use of climate information across time scales
Use of climate information in developing countries
Understanding of the fundamentals of climate vulnerability and risk assessment and adaptation
Strong client relationships and contacts
Strong communications skills, including writing and presentations
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities
Well-developed time management skills
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, public policy experts, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at www.icf.com.
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/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)