Embodied Carbon Technical Expert


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.

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LOB/Portfolio: Energy International Development/Energy Efficiency

Location: US/Remote

Are you an expert on the topic of embodied carbon in buildings? We have a role for you. We’re currently hiring an expert who can leverage their technical expertise in life cycle assessment and supply chain sustainability, especially for commercial building products and commercial building construction.

We are looking for someone to work with us remotely on an as-needed basis, with the flexibility to work from 0 to 20 hours per week.


As a Part-Time On-Call Technical Expert, you will:

  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to support U.S. federal government agencies in developing and managing programs to reduce embodied carbon in buildings.
  • Identify and engage with varied stakeholders relevant to embodied carbon in buildings.
  • Contribute to ICF and client thought leadership related to embodied carbon topics.
  • Connect ICF colleagues and federal government clients to other embodied carbon researchers and practitioners.
  • Prepare research, data, and analysis to meet client needs.
  • Perform quality assessment and quality control tasks on life cycle and embodied carbon assessments.
  • Potentially attend industry meetings or conferences to develop comprehensive summaries of discussions/presentations.
  • Create written summaries of conference proceedings and other materials, such as white papers.
  • Deliver products reflective of ICF and client standards.


  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related disciplines with experience in life cycle assessment.
  • 10 years+ of relevant technical experience in developing and managing programs to reduce embodied carbon in buildings.
  • 10 years+ of expertise in product and supply chain sustainability for building materials, including environmental product declarations.


  • High proficiency in interpersonal communication skills.
  • High proficiency and understanding of the latest research topics, technical challenges, policy developments, and market trends pertaining to embodied carbon and life cycle stages of a building.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in engineering, environmental science, or related disciplines with a focus on life cycle assessment in construction and whole building analyses.
  • 20+ years of relevant technical experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of one or multiple embodied carbon and life cycle assessment tools such as EC3, GREET, Athena, TM 65, and/or OpenLCA.
  • Technical consulting or peer reviewer experience for U.S. federal government agencies.

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: cf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity.

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 [email protected] 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.

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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 based on full-time employment is: $112,513.00 - $191,273.00

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Remote Working Policy

We work fully remotely

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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • EC3
  • Athena
  • TM 65
  • OpenLCA
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Embodied carbon expertise
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Quality control

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