Senior Analyst (building sector modeller/urban planner) – Climate, Environment, and Sustainability Sector (3-5 Years)

Role Overview

The modeller will be involved in various short- and long-term modelling studies on India’s building sector and its contribution towards reaching net-zero emissions. This work sits within the climate change mitigation domain of the Climate, Environment, and Sustainability sector.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Undertake data collection, literature reviews, and model development to simulate India’s building sector demand.

 

· Help develop long-term scenarios for India’s decarbonisation, using the existing CSTEP models.

 

· Keep track of latest developments/announcements in urban/building sector policies and publications.

 

·  Engage with national and international experts to reinforce modelling capacity and enhance collaborative learning.

 

·  Perform outreach duties by conducting stakeholder consultations on modelling analyses.

 

·  Publish analytical results in the form of reports, policy briefs, journal papers, conference papers, and other forms of dissemination.

 

 

Qualifications

 

·  Degree/Diploma in architecture, urban planning/design, civil engineering, or any sustainability-related courses on the built environment.

 

·  Postgraduates preferred

 

 

Experience

 

3-5 years of experience working on aspects of construction materials, built environment modelling, and sustainability.

 

 

Skill Set

 

·  Applied knowledge of building sector, construction materials, energy demands of buildings.

 

·  Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

 

·  Critical-thinking skills – systematic interpretation of data to contribute to innovative research methodology.

 

·  Ability to efficiently manage work in multiple projects simultaneously.

 

· Ability to work independently and also within the larger framework of a team.

 

·  Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).

 

· Familiarity with India’s urban development sector.

 

· Knowledge of system dynamics modelling.

 

 

Location

 

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Senior Analyst | Buildings” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

In the cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this position?
  2. What building sector modelling knowledge or experience do you have? Be as specific as possible.

 

Analyst (Air Pollution Studies) (2-3 Years)

Role Overview

For this post, we  are looking for candidates with expertise in air-pollution studies to help create evidence-backed insights that will drive air-pollution mitigation actions. The candidate should be able to follow statistical techniques, mathematical models, and key economic terms. She/he should be comfortable with analysing data (including visualisation) and gathering actionable conclusions.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

·  Collect and analyse different types of data sets.

 

·  Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, and training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of air-pollution risks.

 

·  Assist the team on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing, report writing, and project development. 

 

         

 

Qualifications

 

·  Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, general science, environmental science or equivalent.

 

·  Sound understanding of different aspects of air pollution. 

 

 

 

Experience

 

2 to 3 years of research experience in the area of air-pollution studies.

 

 

 

 

Skill Set

 

·  Knowledge and hands-on experience in programming languages and data-analysis tools like GIS, Python, R or any programming languages

 

·  Experience in working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

 

·  Good analytical skills (review data, observe patterns, and draw logical conclusions)

 

·  Strong research skills, with good written and oral communication skills

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Bengaluru

 

 

 

 

How to apply

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Analyst - Air Pollution Studies” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Senior Research Analyst – Electric Mobility (2-5 Years)

Role Overview

The EM group is looking for a motivated researcher to support the team in conducting studies that drive India’s transition to green mobility by: 

· Projecting and forecasting future scenarios of electric vehicle adoption, using various transportation and economic tools; 

 

· Simulating energy consumption of various vehicle types;  

 

· Performing cost-benefit analysis and total cost of ownership analysis, using economic models; 

 

· Performing GIS-based spatial analysis for infrastructure planning; 

 

· Exploring various business models for green energy integration into charging infrastructure;  

 

· Simulating power demand arising from electric vehicle adoption. 

 

 

About Electric Mobility at CSTEP 

 

The electric mobility (EM) team aims to provide evidence-based support for Indian transportation sector’s transition to green mobility. The group focuses on policy analysis, pilot demonstrations, collaborations, and capacity building to enable this transition. Its members have been exploring battery technologies, charging and grid infrastructure, and operational planning and management for private vehicles, public fleets, and freight transport. 

 

 

Responsibilities 

 

· Collect primary or secondary data for creating an extensive database and to perform various analyses. 

 

· Assist and/or independently perform qualitative and quantitative analysis that contribute to the objectives of the team.

 

· Publish blogs, article, journal papers, reports, etc. that communicate the findings of the work and promote green mobility.

 

· Produce project reports and presentations to engage with stakeholders and policymakers.  

 

 

Qualifications 

 

A Master's or higher degree in disciplines relevant to energy management, infrastructure development, transport planning, or urban economics. 

 

 

Experience 

 

At least 2 years of experience in the mobility sector, with a strong track record of research projects in the mobility and energy domain. Adequate understanding of electric vehicle technology, charging infrastructure, and the related policy landscape in India, is desirable.  

 

 

Skill Set 

 

· Working knowledge of spatial analysis tools (GIS) and data analysis tools (Advanced Excel, SPSS, Python, R)

 

· Ability to write reports, briefs, and make presentations  

 

· Strong organisational, and verbal and written communication skills 

 

 

Location 

Bengaluru 

 

 

How to apply 

‘Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Senior Research Analyst – Electric Mobility” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.’ 

Senior Associate (Transport Modeller) – Climate, Environment, and Sustainability Sector (4 Years)

Role Overview

The Transport Modeller will be involved in various short- and long-term modelling studies for India’s transport sector and its transition to net zero emissions. This work will be in the Climate Change Mitigation domain within the Climate, Environment, and Sustainability sector.

 

Responsibilities

 

·  Help develop long-term scenarios for India’s transport sector decarbonisation using models existing in CSTEP.

 

·  Build and use total cost of ownership (TCO) models to analyse the uptake of different transport options.

 

· Keep track of latest developments/announcements related to transport sector policies and publications.

 

·  Engage with national and international experts to reinforce transport sector modelling capacity and enhance collaborative learning.

 

·  Perform outreach duties by conducting stakeholder consultations on modelling analyses.

 

·  Publish analytical results in the form of reports, policy briefs, journal papers, conference papers, and other forms of dissemination.

 

 

Qualifications

 

· An MTech (Traffic and Transportation Engineering) or MPlan (Transport Planning) or equivalent degree or experience in transport sector modelling, forecasting, and policy analysis.

 

 

Experience

 

·  At least 4 years of hands-on experience working with different types of mobility models and datasets typically used in them.

 

 

Skill Set

 

·  Applied knowledge of transport sector modelling, TCO analyses, transport planning and forecasting.

 

·  Strong understanding of electric mobility.

 

·  Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and prior modelling experience.

 

·  Critical-thinking skills – systematic interpretation of data to contribute to innovative research methodology.

 

·  Ability to efficiently manage work in multiple projects simultaneously.

 

· Ability to work independently and also within the larger framework of a team.

 

· Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).

 

·  Familiarity with developing mode-choice models and use of TCO data in making projections.

 

· Knowledge of system dynamics modelling.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Senior Associate (Transport Modeller) – Climate, Environment, and Sustainability Sector” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

In the cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this position?
  2. What transport sector modelling knowledge or experience do you have? Be as specific as possible.

Senior Analyst - Energy and Power Sector (3-4 Years)

Role Overview

The Senior Analyst must be well versed with the technical and policy aspects of the power sector. The candidate should meet the requirements related to project proposals, deliverables, and schedule, and should be able to coordinate and communicate effectively with internal and external teams productively to meet the project objectives.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Examine current developments regarding power sectors across states, and national, and international levels.

 

· Conduct studies relevant to power sector policies/regulations and develop a clear understanding to generate valuable inputs.

 

· Develop concept notes, project ideas, and proposals around relevant subjects considering their high relevance and social impacts.

 

· Perform research activities and modelling tasks and make a strong knowledge-base of power sector behaviour, performance, existing technologies transformations, and business models.

 

· Compile energy market data and analyse market trends, including demand, supply, and price projections.

 

· Coordinate with various sector stakeholders including utility companies, regulators, funding agencies, government bodies, and other research institutions.

 

· Develop strategic advisory for generation, transmission, and distribution utilities on economic, operational, and regulatory aspects.

 

· Document and publish the research findings in detailed reports, journals, op-eds, newsletters, and conferences.

 

 

Qualifications

 

· Master’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering, Business or a related field.

 

· Ability to write high-quality research reports, white papers, journal articles, policy briefs, etc.

 

 

Experience

 

· 3-4 years of relevant professional experience in policy and economic analysis related to power sector.

 

· Experience working with regulatory commissions, generating companies, distribution utilities, renewable nodal agencies, ministries and government bodies.

 

 

 

Skill Set

 

· Expertise in carrying out cost-benefit, life-cycle cost, impacts, forecasting, market penetration, and consequences analyses.

 

· Basic understanding on concepts of power purchase agreements, electricity market design, Deviation settlement mechanism, demand response and open access.

 

· Competence in using software and statistical tools such as MS Excel and Tableau (Python, R and SAS will be advantage) to develop economic business models.

 

· Proven ability to assess power sector operations to derive innovative alternatives and approaches for problem solving.

 

·Willingness to travel frequently to collect necessary data and discuss study findings.

 

· Willingness to undertake technical and policy research in power sector domain.

 

· Ability to make effective and timely decisions.

 

· Good listener with a demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru or Noida

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Senior Analyst – Energy and Power Sector” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

Interns – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (0-1 Years)

Role Overview

The interns will work closely with CSTEP's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency team to conduct research and capture data on renewable energy and energy efficiency in MSME manufacturing sectors.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Conduct research related to energy systems in MSME manufacturing sectors.

 

· Collect, analyse, and tabulate data, based on project requirements.

 

· Report findings through write-ups/PowerPoint presentations/Excel sheets.

 

· Undertake literature reviews for decarbonisation technologies. 

 

· Contribute to research publications by writing articles, research papers, and op-eds.

 

· Ideate and innovate in terms of expanding knowledge and work base of the RE & EE domain.

 

 

Qualifications

Undergraduate/recent graduate with a background in mechanical /electrical /chemical/ process engineering.

 

 

Experience

No work experience required.

 

 

 

Skill Set

 

 

· Knowledge of energy systems (thermal and electrical)

 

· Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies

 

· Sound understanding of the MSME manufacturing sector

 

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

·  Self-motivated and driven to complete tasks on time

 

 

Compensation

INR 20,000 per month

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

‘Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Intern – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.’

Research Interns - Technology Watch Group (0-1 Years)

Role Overview

The Research Interns will be involved in developing case studies on solar-PV systems and hydrogen, using  CSTEP’s Technology Assessment Framework (CTAF). The framework can be used for the assessment of emerging and existing technologies. The report on the TAF can be accessed at  https://www.cstep.in/publications-details.php?id=1858.

 

We are looking for motivated students who are interested in conducting research in the technology watch group of the Strategic Studies sector. The interns will be assigned specific tasks related to the ongoing projects in this domain,  for a minimum period of three months (extendable by another three months depending on availability, need and performance), where they will be responsible for conducting analysis on a specific technology, based on the methodology described by CSTEP.

 

Number of vacancies

  Two

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on specific sub technologies (level 2) in solar and hydrogen sectors (e.g. Perovskites or PEM electrolysers)

 

· Collect relevant information and establish a database for comparative analysis

 

· Assist in planning and implementation of specific tasks and undertake initiatives within their area of expertise

 

· Complement the existing framework by revising the metrics under various criteria

 

· Prepare a technical brief and a presentation based on the findings

 

 

What you will learn/gain

 

· Assessing technology from the lens of a policy maker, developer, etc.

 

· Applying integrated assessment frameworks based on techno-economic and socio-policy aspects, for key climate technologies

 

· Conducting wide-ranging and impactful research

 

· Opportunity to refine your analytical skills, reasoning abilities, and writing skills

 

· Opportunity to interact and connect with various stakeholders such as government, academicians, and civil society organisations.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Students who are pursuing or have completed post-graduation, with basic knowledge of renewable technologies;  OR

 

Students who are pursuing or have completed post-graduation, with basic understanding of financial economics or work experience in handling socio-economic problems.

 

 

Skills

 

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

· Ability to multitask and cope well under pressure

 

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

 

· Experience in conducting literature surveys and in working with SPSS would be an added advantage

 

 

Internship period and compensation 

 

Maximum 6 months; INR 15,00020,000 p.m.

 

 

Location

 

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in  with the subject "Application: Research Intern (Technology Watch Group)” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

 

Research Intern - Strategic Studies (0-1 Years)

Role Overview

The Research Intern will be involved in examining cooling technologies related to hydroponic farming.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Assess technologies related to space cooling and water cooling, and analyse their performance.

 

· Perform humidity and temperature control analysis for a greenhouse.

 

· Write technical outputs (reports, etc.)

 

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

·  A bachelor's/master's degree in engineering (Mechanical/Chemical is preferred) with adequate knowledge of heat transfer, humidity, and air cooling technologies.


·  Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).

 

 

Location

 

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Research Intern– Strategic Studies” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Group Head - Electric Mobility (8 - 10 Years)

Role Overview

This research area aims to conduct scientific studies and aid evidence based policy making for adoption of faster adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). The candidate will work closely with the group towards undertaking techno-policy studies, including demonstration of pilots for proliferation of EVs.

 

Responsibilities

 

Research

 

· Develop overall research objectives and novel study directions in the field of electric mobility, with policy research at its core.

 

· Ideate and develop research programmes and projects enabling more grants in the electric mobility domain.

 

· Continuously monitor domain developments and provide insightful quantitative and strategic analysis through research reports/policy briefs/op-eds, etc.

 

· Be responsible for conducting quality research and provide solutions for research challenges associated with the project and subject area.

 

Leadership

 

· Lead a team of researchers towards timely completion of projects and other related tasks.

 

· Actively participate in the process of raising funds/grants for new projects.

 

· Mentor juniors, including delegating and monitoring project-related tasks, while ensuring quality research work.

 

· Foster innovation and inculcate research skills in junior researchers.

 

Engagement with stakeholders, funders, and collaborators

 

· Continuously engage with funders, project partners, government institutions, and other stakeholders to deliver on projects.

 

· Initiate engagements with relevant stakeholders viz. government, industry, and academia to maintain a strong presence of CSTEP in the research ecosystem.

 

· Keep up to date with the current knowledge and recent advances in the electric mobility field.

 

 

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

·  Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical/Mechanical/Transportation Engineering or a related field, with strong domain knowledge in your field of education.

 

· At least 8-10 years of professional experience in electrical/transportation and planning/automobile industry or in an industry related to electric mobility.

 

· Proven track record in delivering high-quality complex research programmes/projects (minimum two), including managing and mentoring resources (team of 3/4 members), within the allocated time and budget.

 

· Experience in building strong relationships with government, partners, and funders.

 

· Successful demonstration of fund/grant raising, developing research proposals, and bid writing.

 

· Experience in project management and pilot projects in the e-mobility or renewable energy space.

 

· Experience of interaction/work with state or central government institutions and entities.

 

· Exposure to the electric mobility field is highly desirable.

 

· Experience of working with a think-tank research team will be a plus.

 

 

 

Skill Set

 

· Strong analytical skills and demonstrated capability to solve complex problems in your field of experience/education.

 

· Ability to communicate complex information, theory and concepts clearly and concisely.

 

· Good organisational and project management skills, including team and time management.

 

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Group Head - Electric Mobility” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Senior Associate – Adaptation and Risk Analysis (5-8 Years)

Role Overview

The candidate must have a good understanding of the conceptual and technical aspects of climate change risk and adaptation, and should have the ability to draw policy implications from the work done. The candidate should be able to coordinate and communicate effectively with internal and external teams and work in an organised manner to ensure that project deliverables and outcomes are achieved.

 

Responsibilities

 

·       Conduct policy research related to climate risk, particularly hazard and exposure.

 

·       Analyse existing policies and identify gaps with respect to climate adaptation.

 

·       Data collection, processing, and analysis for vulnerability and climate risk assessments at different scales.

 

·       Field visits for coordination and support to field partners, if necessary.

 

·       Publish research findings in reports, policy briefs, journals, conference papers, op-eds, and white papers.

 

·       Work on multiple projects to ensure completion within the given timeframe and budget.

 

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

·       Master’s degree or its equivalent in climate science and policy, environmental studies, or a related field.

 

·       Ability to write high-quality research reports, including white papers, journals, policy briefs, etc.

 

·       5-8 years of relevant experience in research and analysis, with at least 5 years of experience working with teams engaged in project development, stakeholder engagement, related to climate change adaptation.

 

·       At least 3 years of experience in policy research and analysis.

 

 

Skill Set

 

·       Basic understanding of the concepts of climate risks, hazards, exposure, vulnerability and adaptation.

 

·       Capacity to undertake technical and policy-based research on climate risk and adaptation strategies, monitoring and evaluation protocols, etc.

 

·       Proficiency in carrying out vulnerability assessments.

 

·       Competence in using MS Excel and other statistical packages.

 

·       Willingness to travel when needed to collect necessary data and discuss study findings.

 

·       Ability to make effective and timely decisions.

 

·       Familiarity with government and other reliable sources of data.

 

·       Ability to coordinate with different stakeholders—government officials, district level authorities, state climate change cells, civil society organisations.

 

·       Experience working with NGOs, ministries, and other government bodies is desirable.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru or Noida

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Senior Associate – Adaptation and Risk Analysis” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

Analyst - Energy & Power (2-3 Years)

Role Overview

The Analyst must be well-versed in the technical and policy aspects of the power sector. The candidate should meet the requirements related to deliverables and project schedule, and should coordinate and communicate effectively with internal and external teams productively to meet the project objectives.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

· Undertake economic analysis in the areas of power sector, such as renewable energy, electricity transmission and distribution, and energy efficiency, to support policy decisions.

 

· Conduct research related to the supply and use of energy (conventional and non-conventional).

 

· Develop financial/ econometric models pertaining to power sector.

 

· Compile energy-market data, and analyse market trends, including demand, supply, and price projections.

 

· Prepare medium to long-term energy sector outlook reports for various states.

 

· Establish communication and coordinate for data/analysis with the relevant stakeholders for power sector.

 

· Document and publish research findings in detailed reports, journals, and conference papers, op-eds, and newsletters.

 

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

·Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Finance/Business, or a related field.

 

·Ability to write high-quality research reports, including white papers, journals, policy briefs, etc.

 

·2-3 years of relevant professional experience in economic analysis related to power sector

 

 

Skill Set

 

· Expertise in carrying out cost-benefit, life-cycle cost, impacts, forecasting, market penetration, and consequences analyses.

 

· Willingness to undertake technical and policy research within the power sector domain.

 

· Experience working with regulatory commissions, generating companies, distribution utilities, renewable nodal agencies, ministries, and other government bodies.

 

· Basic understanding on concepts of power purchase agreements, electricity market design, deviation settlement mechanism, demand response, and open access.

 

· Competence in using software and statistical tools (Python, R, SAS, tableau, SPSS, etc.) to develop economic models and derive results.

 

· Proven ability to economically assess grid-based power systems alternatives.

 

· Willingness to travel frequently to collect necessary data and discuss study findings.

 

· Ability to make effective and timely decisions.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru or Noida

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Analyst - Energy & Power” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Sectors

CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.