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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Innovation and Pilots Program Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Innovation and Pilots Program Manager

Location: Missouri (Must reside in MO)

Ready to make a difference?

The selected candidate will support our Energy Efficiency programs in the Midwest. Working closely with the portfolio manager, this individual will be responsible for monitoring and supporting the successful delivery across multiple functional areas, including internal operations, client support, and stakeholder management.

Come join our team as a Program Manager for Innovation and Pilots, supporting clean energy programs and under-served communities in Missouri.

You will build and manage relationships with trade allies and key community stakeholders aligned with energy efficiency products and services. You will manage a portfolio of pilots and design/implement program strategies and plans.

Working closely with the client and our nation-wide innovation team, you’ll focus on bringing energy efficiency and bill savings to all customers including under-served communities, providing safer, more energy efficient homes, and ensuring energy grid stability.

Why you will love working here:

  • Quality of life: Flexible workplace arrangements, work-life balance

  • Investment of the community: Donation matching, volunteer opportunities

  • Investment in you: Tuition reimbursement, access to professional development resources, 401k matching, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • And many, many more (Ask your recruiter for more details!)

What you will be doing:

  • Manage pilot ideas using an Agile framework.

  • Build industry relationships, provide insights to ensure that programs run efficiently and effectively and constantly respond to changing market conditions.

  • Collaborate with regional and national ICF teams to provide national cohesiveness and bring efficiencies & best practices to your client’s programs.

  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to program plans and schedules, identify program problems and develop solutions.

  • Manage and coordinate cross-functional teams, program costs and budgets, and monthly performance forecasting.

  • Overall management of utility program performance including financial management, contract deliverables, strategic planning, quality assurance, and operational efficiencies

  • Manage program forecasts, goals, and budgets.

  • Coordinate with client and other portfolio stakeholders to ensure all program objectives are met and adjust as needed.

  • Day-to-day management of program team members

  • Analyze market trends and technologies to enhance deployment opportunities for program advancement.

What we need you to have (minimum qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree (Concentration in energy resources, sciences, sustainability, public policy, business, engineering, or related field)

  • 3+ years’ experience in project management; delivering successful energy efficiency or demand response programs; or consulting for utilities, state energy offices, state/local governments, and/or regional non-profits.

What we would like you to have:

  • Experience using Agile.

  • Working knowledge of demand side management (DSM) programs

  • Expertise in business management, building construction, energy resources, or energy policy.

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong management skills to help grow and lead a team.

  • Ability to establish influential partnerships at all levels.

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

  • Industry certifications including, but not limited to: BPI, PMP, CEM

  • Professional affiliations including, but not limited to: AESP, MEECA, MEEA, ACEEE, ASHRAE, or AEE


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.

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 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: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

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 :

$62,859.00 - $106,860.00

Missouri Remote Office (MO99)

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About ICF

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 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 ( .