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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst/Programme Associate (CEMS)

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 people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organizations​
  • 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/Programme Associate

Team/Focus area: Air Pollution, CEMS, Emission Monitoring, Industrial pollution, Compliance

Location: New Delhi, India

Reporting to: Project Lead

Duration: Full time


CEEW seeks to hire a dedicated researcher and a go-getter to assess the industrial emission and performances, 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 relevant research, surveys, identify and consult stakeholders, and assess the suitable solutions and best practices. The candidate will also have to design and conduct studies to evaluate the impact of proposed solutions. 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 assistance

  • 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 Environment related field.
  • Programme Associate: minimum---4-- years of experience
  • Research Analyst: minimum---2-- years of experience

Work experience and requirements

  • Research experience and knowledge of 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.
  • Knowledge of monitoring technologies, reporting technologies, best practices, advantage and limitations are a plus.
  • Experience of working with CPCB, SPCB, MoEFCC and relevant agencies.
  • Writing and publishing (reports, articles, whitepapers and briefs etc.) experience is an advantage.

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.

If you are a highly motivated individual with an appetite to design clean product experiences, and good visual & interaction design principles, we would like to speak to you. If you are a willing learner who can excel in effective communication of not-so-simple ideas, we would consider hiring you.

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.


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.