World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport
At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn and grow as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.
WRI India is looking for a bright, talented electric bus specialist to take on exciting projects in the area of electric bus deployment in India. This individual will primarily be responsible for projects in the field of accelerating the adoption of electric buses. The work will comprise of on-ground projects, as well as research, policy formulation and capacity development. The position will be based in Delhi.
The candidate will handle the following project responsibilities for the team:
With direction from the Supervisor, independently deliver on various aspects of project delivery including electric bus route planning, technology selection, support infrastructure requirement, charging infrastructure, maintenance practices, health benefits etc.
Contribute actively in ideating and brainstorming, both for immediate project delivery, as well as long term strategic development
Take charge of various technical aspects of project delivery, such as research, analysis, design, writing, presentation, etc.
Take charge of various non-technical aspects of project delivery, such as government interfacing, donor management, budget management, people engagement, project documentation, event management, etc.
Represent the Organization at various forums, conferences and meetings
Support Supervisor on various activities related to strategy development, work advancement and/or grant initiation
Carry out a significant amount of onsite work, including but not limited to site inspections, route studies, boarding/alighting patterns etc.
Carry out a significant amount of desk work, including but not limited to report writing, analysis, design preparation, presentation making, etc.
Carry out a significant amount of people engagement, through meetings, online communication, event participation, etc., with government officials, donors, international colleagues, partners, vendors, etc.
Be willing and able to take on assignments that require a fair amount of short-term travel, both within India and internationally.
Minimum master’s degree in Transport Engineering, Transport Planning or Infrastructure Planning
8-10 years of work experience in public transport planning, bus operations, scheduling & route planning or transport planning
Be able to take on the Responsibilities described above with a high level of independence.
Be well-versed with the analytical tools, computer software, literature, they and current developments in the areas of sustainable urban transport and road safety
Important attributes for this position are innovativeness, independence, confidence, passion, analytical mindset, structured thinking, research-oriented, team-player, strong communication skills
Proficiency in English, both verbal and written. Basic proficiency in Hindi will be an advantage
Lastly, the candidate must strongly subscribe to the principles of sustainable transport and sustainable development
Potential Salary: 15,00,000 to 18,00,000 INR CTC PA
Salary and Benefits:
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: Term Hire (1 year- extendable)
Location: Delhi, India
Start date: At the earliest
Only Qualified applicants should apply online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/jobs. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
List of Documents to be attached:
Resume with cover letter
Writing samples or reports
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.
We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.
Learn more about our organization at www.wri.org.