[Bldg-sim] Research Assistants wanted for ICF International, Fairfax, VA and Dallas, TX offices

Haider Khan haidermkhan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 11:07:48 PST 2008

It's not hard to come to work each day when you're preventing pollution,
conserving energy, and helping manage the country's energy resources.*  *ICF
International is a leading management, technology, social science and policy
consulting firm.  We develop solutions to complex problems relating to
energy, environment, transportation, homeland security, community
development and human services.  Since 1969 we have been serving major US
corporations, the government at all levels, and multinational corporations.
More than 2,500 employees on four continents combine passion for our work
with industry and technical expertise to protect and improve the quality of

To support our growth we seek Research Assistants to work in our Energy and
Resources Practice (ER).  The Research Assistant will contribute to the
development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and
services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff.
 The Research Assistants at ICF International have an opportunity to apply
their academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, interact with
experts and clients in the field, while building content knowledge and
consulting skills.  Research Assistants advance in our consulting practice
or go on to outstanding graduate programs around the country.

Candidates receiving a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with
excellent written and oral communications skills, computer proficiency, and
interest in our Energy Efficiency line of business are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must be organized and detail oriented, with the ability to
prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to work under strict deadlines in
a fast-paced environment,

*Energy Efficiency*

The Energy Efficiency group is a leader in designing and implementing
effective and innovative demand side management strategies at many levels,
including energy efficiency, demand response, and peak load management. Our
thorough understanding of our clients' needs enables us to help energy
companies, governments, and commercial clients worldwide to manage energy
consumption and peak demand.

*Requires*: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering,
Building Science, or related subject, outreach and communications skills,
analytical skills, and self-motivation

Knowledge of building construction methods and mechanical systems, and
related energy use, highly valued

*Responsibilities*: Analyzing residential and/or commercial building
systems, using energy modeling tools (e.g., DOE-2, BLAST, EnergyPlus, etc.),
interpreting sustainable design practices (e.g., LEED, ENERGY STAR), and
in-depth analysis using spreadsheets, databases and Visual Basic
functions.Assisting with developing and implementing program
strategies, preparing and
presenting persuasive presentations, relationship building activities,
research and analysis of energy efficiency and industry issues, and
corresponding with industry and government representatives.

ICF International offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning
talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and
empowered workforce.  To apply, please submit your resume, a 3-5 page
writing sample and transcript.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
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