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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Lead - Energy Markets

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Designation offered: Programme Lead

Reporting to: Senior Programme Lead

Location: New Delhi

Duration: Full time


CEEW seeks to hire a Programme Lead for its Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness (ISC) team. The ISC team leads a wide range of focus areas related to energy markets, energy transition, technology development, innovation, critical mineral resources, circular economy, and carbon management. Within energy markets, ISC is focussing on two broad areas – oil and gas markets and new generation fuels. With energy transition in focus there is a need to understand the changes in the dynamics of the oil and gas industry, domestically and globally, and how they impact India. We are still in the growth phase for natural gas markets. But new generation green fuels, such as green hydrogen, are going to challenge this growth. The oil value chain is deeply entrenched, but the EV growth will impact it in the future. It is important to understand the market impacts of these transitions. Finally, as new green fuels make an entry, there is a need to understand how the market should evolve for these fuels and the associated need for regulators, regulations, policies, and market players (traders, marketers, etc.). In essence, what are the implications of energy transition on energy markets, what do they mean for India, and how should we navigate these changes.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Evaluate risks of energy transition to the domestic oil and gas markets. This includes sub-markets in upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors
  • Evaluate the risks of green energy policies globally and their impact on Indian energy access and markets
  • Identify market mechanisms to de-risk oil and gas value chains as we go through the energy transition
  • Assess changes required in domestic energy markets to cater to the energy transition
  • Identify gaps in policies, regulations and standards as they relate to green energy markets, both domestically and internationally
  • Identify multilateral frameworks that can enable green energy markets internationally
  • Direct or delegate tasks to juniors for specific projects and tasks
  • Develop research outputs in various forms such as publications, journal papers, reports, op-eds, and articles
  • Work with senior researchers on conceptualising new projects (as and when needed) and support revenue generation for new projects
  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes as necessary to communicate research findings and gain insights on new research in focus areas
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for the wide dissemination of CEEW's work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community.

Shortlisting Criteria

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in engineering, finance, or economics
  • Ability to identify long term structural issues in the energy markets and develop policy solutions
  • Experience managing junior staff in delegating work and reviewing work products
  • Experience with relevant softwares to develop analyses as necessary; proficiency in Excel a must
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of related experience
  • Willingness for occasional travel to stakeholder offices or operations

Key Skills

  • Prior experience in oil and gas market analysis; domestic market knowledge essential, international market knowledge preferable
  • Must have strong technical expertise and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in Excel is essential. Experience with software programmes such as Python a plus.
  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Willingness to learn new research and project management skills.
  • Ability to identify creative solutions to vexing challenges in taking policy to action
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive the work with minimum assistance
  • Ability and willingness to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at a personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.

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 organizations 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 contacted. We appreciate your interest.

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