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Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Function
Project Management


Innovation & Process Improvement Lead , Electrification Programs
Location: Chicago, IL (Remote - Hybrid)

Ready to make a difference?

ICF seeks an Innovation & Process Improvement Manager to support ICF implemented utility electrification programs. This position provides portfolio delivery support across residential and commercial electrification programs with a specific focus on evaluating customer-facing processes, and implementing process improvements that drive a high-quality experience to program participants. This role involves direct interaction and coordination across local electrification program implementation teams and client representatives to ensure program goals and client expectations are met or exceeded.

ICF's Beneficial Electrification and EV programs support customers in their switch from fossil fuel to electric powered equipment. From light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles to buildings and industrial equipment, stakeholders are evaluating their options to electrify and reduce emissions. ICF helps utilities and companies evaluate these opportunities and deliver financial and decarbonization benefits.

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:
  • Evaluate program processes, productivity, quality, and systems to maximize the customer experience, application processing performance metrics, timely rebate payments, and overall program goals.
  • Lead regular meetings and monthly business reviews with key ICF management and client leaders where appropriate.
  • Evaluate the monthly project financial forecast to ensure the project is within budget and tracking to plan. Promptly report unfavorable variances to senior managers.
  • Manage and lead a small team of employees dedicated to project deliverables.
  • Develop employees through company-sponsored training, and peer and professional coaching to elevate their skills and position them for excellence within their role.
  • Support training for team members and energy advisors by liaising between the energy technical experts, quality control staff, and trainers where applicable.
  • Evaluation and monitoring of process quality to ensure client and customer expectations are consistently met.
  • Work with regional leaders to evaluate employee quality feedback and coaching and to share action-oriented steps to elevate improvements.
  • Identify process improvements with a focus on continuous quality enhancements. Develop process documentation where necessary to accompany process improvements.
  • Active participation as part of a broader energy efficiency implementation team, to collaborate on program changes and new client requirements that have an impact on the customer experience.

What we need you to have (minimum qualifications):
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of work experience

What we would like you to have:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong outreach and communications abilities
  • Experience promoting process improvements across the workforce, systems, and processes.
  • Prior project management experience within a team environment.
  • EV or fleet electrification experience or knowledge
  • Experience crafting process flow diagrams and drafting process narratives.
  • Ability to be self-directed and to take initiative to drive activities that advances program continuous improvement.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to identify new opportunities
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented


Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we're not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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 workplace discrimination rights, the Pay Transparency Statement, or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act.

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:
$70,374.00 - $119,636.00

Illinois Remote Office (IL99)

Job ID: 73084278

ICF is a global advisory and digital services provider with 8,000 professionals in industries across the public and private sectors. What sets us apart from other consulting companies is the passion of our employees. Our work is the catalyst to shape the future. Beyond our purpose-driven work, we invest in our employee experience, ensuring access to exceptional benefits, inclusive business practices, and networking opportunities. Forbes recently recognized us as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, and our company ...

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