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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst (Buildings)

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
Research Analyst

Team/Focus area
Power Sector

Location
Jaipur, Rajasthan or New Delhi

Reporting to
Programme Associate

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate with an understanding of the technical and behavioural aspects of energy use in buildings for its developing work stream on energy-efficient buildings in Rajasthan. The role will involve critically analysing various policies, programmes, and regulations that impact the energy performance of buildings with the objective to identify bottlenecks and propose institutional, financial, technological, regulatory and behavioural solutions to enhance the energy intensity of the built environment in the state. The candidate will be expected to engage extensively with government, industry and civil society stakeholders at the state and sub-state levels, and should preferably have some previous experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research. 


CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual who would be excited to take research to action. Besides the work on energy-efficiency in buildings sector, the candidate will be expected to provide data collection and analytical support to the larger team working towards increasing the share of renewables in the grid, optimising power procurement costs, improving billing and collection efficiency, embracing new technologies (smart meters and energy efficiency), and behavioural interventions to influence responsible energy use. An ideal candidate should have the demonstrated experience of working with key stakeholders in the sector.
 

Job duties and accountabilities

Primary responsibilities

  • Co-conceptualise and implement research interventions to enhance the energy efficiency of the built environment. 
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research methods to critically analyse existing policies in the buildings and urban development sector. 
  • Build strong networks of trust and relationship with key stakeholders in the sector, including government officials, regulators and civil society organisations.
  • Write high-quality research reports and publish in leading peer reviewed journals.
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge and findings from studies and implementations by way of presentations, memos, short reports, opinion pieces, videos, etc., with the help of CEEW’s outreach team.
  • Present research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, conferences and research institutes.
  • Keep a tab on the policy developments in India and across key countries of the world on power and buildings sectors.
  • Travel to project sites to conduct interviews or collect data for research. 

Selection Criteria

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, or architecture.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree in energy policy, public policy or related field will be preferred.

Work experience

  • At least 2 years’ work experience in design consultancy or research in building energy systems and/or energy efficiency.
  • Ideal candidates would have a strong research background and past experience in stakeholder engagement across government and industry.

Key skills

  • Knowledge of factors affecting energy usage in residential and commercial buildings. Candidates with experience in analysing and/or designing behavioural interventions would be preferred.
  • Ability to conduct systematic review of academic and grey literature, government notifications, reports and legislation.
  • Candidates with proficiency in quantitative analysis and tools such as Excel, R, Python etc. would be preferred. Experience with visualisation tools like tableau and spatial analysis tools would be a bonus.
  • Strong technical expertise and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent eye for detail.
  • Strong drive, self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team. 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Hindi and English is a must.
  • Ability to identify creative solutions to vexing challenges in taking policy to action.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and internal/external resources in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • 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.

Compensation

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.