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

Research Intern – Renewable Energy (Rooftop solar)

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Designation offered Research Intern – Renewable Energy (Rooftop solar)

Reporting to Programme Associate

Location New Delhi

Duration 6 months

Job Summary

CEEW seeks to hire an intern who will assist the Renewable Energy (RE) team in various ongoing projects under the Rooftop Solar program. Some of the prospective projects include assessing the impact of grid integration of distributed renewable energy (DRE) sources on the discom, modelling energy storage applications in the distribution network and developing implementation mechanisms for their deployment.

The Renewable Energy team is one of the seven focus areas at the CEEW. Our work supports India’s - and the world’s - clean energy transition. It does so through timely, research-based interventions based on extensive policy, regulatory, and market analyses. The team also assesses, through surveys, India’s renewable energy jobs potential and skills requirement, the risks facing renewable energy investments, and designing strategic market mechanisms to address the identified risks. We recommend applicants to visit renewable energy team page on CEEW website for more details about our projects.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, intern should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to events and developments that cannot be anticipated easily.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate is expected to assist researchers in the RE team doing the following:

  • Undertake rigorous review of methodologies, analysis, and policies pertaining to the grid integration and impact of DRE sources.
  • Perform the techno-economic analysis of various DRE sources for different stakeholders like discoms and consumers.
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies.
  • Report the key findings effectively to the team in written and oral formats.
  • Contribute to reports and other research products as part of the research team.
  • Respond to research requests from senior researchers, discuss research needs, and prepare responses that synthesise and analyse information.
  • Assist with programme implementation, including help with preparing presentations, concept notes, and comments to ministries.

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Enrolled in or completed Master’s degree in energy science/ power engineering/ renewable energy/ economics/ public policy.
  • Keen interest in power sector, electricity markets, finance, regulations, and energy transition is desirable.
  • Experience in writing research papers and other strategic communications is a necessary prerequisite.

Skills

  • Strong data analysis skills with expertise in Advanced MS Excel, R, Python or other relevant software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to present information in a clear and accurate manner through verbal and written mediums.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to handle multiple requests at the same time
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams

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 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, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application - Research Intern for the Renewable Energy Team (Rooftop solar)' as the subject line by 31 December 2021. 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.