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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst  – Sustainable Mobility

Terms of Reference

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 ambitious 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 offeredResearch Analyst

Reporting toSenior Programme Lead

LocationDelhi (with extensive travel)


CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Research Analyst to expand its work in the area of urban planning spanning compact city planning, densification, mixed land use to aid sustainable mobility; holding capacity, regional climate and resilience. Our interest in urban and regional planning research spans themes including rurban transport, freight, resilient infrastructure, managing heat island effect and governance of transport. The candidate should have exposure in sustainable spatial planning particularly for public transport and NMT in large and medium cities in India. Candidates looking to make a meaningful contribution towards improving urban greenery to manage urban heat island effects, public campaigns demanding public transport, non-motorized transport, zero or low emission zone planning, urban transport funds and budget management and effective governance of transport through research and engagement are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • To assist in CEEW’s ongoing research on compact city planning and sustainable mobility in India. Specifically, the research will focus on developing a roadmap for city clusters to adopt EVs. This will include low emission zone planning and developing favourable city / state policy and institutional systems, to provide for public transport in cities
  • To carry out field research as per requirements of the project. This will include meetings with local transport officials, fleet operators, urban planners, and other stakeholders. This position will involve extensive field work and co-ordination with on-ground stakeholders to create public demand for the sustainable mobility
  • To develop and coordinate effectively with cross cutting themes on air pollution, climate risks, disaster management and resilient infrastructure planning
  • To help in supporting the teams on spatial and temporal analysis
  • To develop research projects to strengthen and expand the programme of research on sustainable mobility spanning urban transport funds, budgetary allocations and road safety
  • To survey and analyse the research data using various data analysis software and tools
  • To carry out both qualitative and quantitative research
  • To publish in high quality peer reviewed national and international journals
  • To present research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, conferences & research institutes
  • To carry out field research depending on the needs of the project

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with specific projects and overall plan of activities under physical planning, climate risk assessments and mobility research, bridging teams research
  • Assist in preparing presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material
  • Prepare national and international database of existing institutions, researchers and other important stakeholders, funding agencies, working in the domain of mobility
  • Assist in effective outreach of research outputs, through close coordination with communications team, engagement with wider network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers
  • As part of research outreach, assist in event planning and management through close coordination with events management team
  • Assist and accompany senior team members for important meetings and sessions, prepare notes, and conduct follow-ups as required
  • To extrapolate and verify data provided by research analysts/programme officers, evaluate, organise and edit the data into comprehensive standard report forms
  • To keep a tab on the policy developments in India and across key countries of the world on energy sector, transport sector, and sustainable mobility
  • To write research reports/papers
  • To generate knowledge content – blogs, policy briefs in regular intervals
  • To engage with relevant stakeholders, represent organisation and attend conferences and sessions, relevant to sustainable mobility

Selection Criteria


  • Master’s degree with specialisation in physical planning, urban and regional planning, public policy, energy or related field
  • Should have a strong research background, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research
  • Experience working with development control regulations, development plans, ULBs, state governments or working in large scale urban design, infrastructure projects is desirable
  • Familiarity with public policy research techniques and spatial tools (GIS, Autocad, remote sensing images) is desirable

Business Experience

  • Minimum 0-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions

Main Skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Project management skills and experience with track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience with physical planning and area development
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to conduct techno-economic analysis, cost & benefit analysis, sound knowledge of sustainable mobility concepts
  • Good written and oral communication skills; Good report writing skills
  • Ability to use MS Office application suit including MS Excel
  • Desirable: Relevant publications


  • Willingness to learn new (research and project management) skills
  • Ability to adapt to new environment and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Ability to develop proposals, and quick write-ups for stakeholders
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance, when time demands
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willing to travel, coordinate with site team for data collection, and engage with key stakeholders, drivers, etc


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.

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application – Research Analyst C – TFT_MOB as the subject line by 25 April 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.