Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Associate/Programme Lead (Industrial Sustainability)

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative
  • We celebrate talent and ambition
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who will challenge you and help you grow
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW
  • You will get above-market remuneration
  • We provide a safe space for all
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others

Designation offered
Programme Associate/Programme Lead

Focus area
Industrial Sustainability, Clean Air (CEMS)

New Delhi

Reporting to
Project Head

Reporting to
Full Time

CEEW seeks to hire a dedicated researcher and manager who is a go-getter to assess the industrial performance, pollution control and monitoring practices, real-time monitoring implementation and challenges, and identify the solutions and extend capacity building support for stakeholders such as industries and regulators. The candidate will undertake high quality research and writing, lead project and team, manage capacity building initiative, ensure quality deliverables, build and manage stakeholder’s network. The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with sector experts, technology manufacturers, international experts, industries, environmental regulators and policy makers. While the role is based in Delhi, the candidate should be open to traveling frequently as and when needed.

The candidate must have experience in industrial operation, technology and performance assessment, environmental monitoring technology and practices, industry related environmental regulations, Training and capacity building programmes. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work across teams and manage multiple priorities. He/she should be detail-oriented, an eager learner and committed to adhering to timelines.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities below, the individual should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities.

Job duties and accountabilities

Research and programme

  • To track industrial pollution scenario, environmental performances, pollution norms, monitoring & reporting and compliance status and solutions in India vis-a vis global best practices
  • Research and report on industrial pollution policy/ regulations/norms in India vis-à-vis global standards and exploring a way forward
  • Research on real-time pollution monitoring  (CEMS and CAAQMS)- assessment, challenges and solutions and working with the relevant stakeholders to assist in successful implementation
  • Survey (environmental/regulatory/industrial)- design, questionnaire development, execution, assessment and report preparation
  • Training and capacity building of stakeholders- regulators, industries and others on topics including environmental regulations, performance,  pollution monitoring and reporting, compliance and best practices.
  • To provide research content for the organisation's web pages, blogs, issue briefs, etc
  • To help younger staff members build capacity on working with big data sets
  • To engage with relevant stakeholders from industries, policy experts, academicians
  • To participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding on the subject in India and globally

Selection Criteria


  • BTech/ BE/ MTech/ ME  or Masters/ Ph.D in Engineering/Environment field
  • Project Associate: minimum - 5 years of experience
  • Project Lead: minimum - 10 years of experience

Work experience

  • Research experience and knowledge of industrial operations, best technology and practices, India’s environmental regime, policy & regulations, mandates, compliance check and governance system especially related to the industries is a must
  • Must have understanding of industrial pollution monitoring especially real-time monitoring systems- CEMS, CEQMS and CAAQMS and reporting mandates in India and overseas. Experience of environmental monitoring for industries and laboratory-based monitoring is a plus.
  • Experience of working with regulatory government agencies such as CPCB, SPCB, MoEFCC and relevant agencies is a plus
  • Writing and publishing (reports, articles, whitepapers and briefs etc.) experience is preferable.

Key skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills including quantitative and qualitative
  • Analysis skills for policy and regulations
  • Experience of survey design and execution
  • Ability to handle large datasets
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Creative thinker with eye for detail
  • Strong drive and initiative, a self-starter and a team player
  • The candidate should be willing to travel

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.


Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.