Programme Manager for Energy Programme at CSE | Centre for Science and Environment

Programme Manager for Energy Programme at CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) is one of India’s leading public interest research institutions, known for its rigorous scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues. CSE is looking for Programme Manager (PM) to work for its Energy Programme.

Job Profile:

The candidate will work on a research and advocacy programme to get the new environmental norms for the thermal power sector implemented and promote effective environmental monitoring and compliance. 

  • The PM will design and lead the survey program in certain states to research the pollution levels and project installation plans of power plants to meet new norms through primary data collection and meetings with senior plant officials

  • Build and develop relationships with senior plant officials and regulators. Develop a panel of industry experts to obtain technical assistance to guide CSE’s work

  • Responsible for the team’s research output; guide junior team members in drafting of technical advice given to power plants

  • Prepare an Action Plan for the State pollution control Board, with the assistance of team members, to help regulators monitor installation of pollution control technology and suggest corrective or penal action

  • Lead the “capacity-building of environment regulators” program – assist the Programme Director in developing content, build regulator network and conduct training

  • Assist the Director in making a national progress report on the power sector with recommendations to central policy makers to ensure implementation is on track

  • Lead advocacy at regional level to push implementation of the new standards, which would require interacting with media, civil society and regulators.

 Necessary Skills:

  • Deep understanding of thermal power sector with an emphasis on pollution control.

  • Vital that the candidate is self-motivated, conscientious and with an attitude to take ownership of the program. The candidate should have a keen interest in environment protection.

  • Ability to manage and mentor a team of younger professionals and to work in independent work environment.

  • Strong research and analytical skills – ability to quickly absorb wide-ranging material, analyse information and produce coherent conclusions.

  • Excellent inter personal, networking and communication skills

  • Strong writing skills and experience of technical writing


  • Bachelors or a Masters degree in engineering or environment science

  • Minimum of around 8-10 years of total work experience with at least 5-7 years of power sector and pollution control experience.  Track record of having worked in project management and consulting areas would be a positive 

  • Good understanding of energy and environment policy. 

CSE pays a competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

There are two vacancies, for positions based in Delhi and Bhopal.

Interested candidates may submit their application on by choosing ‘Programme Manager-Energy Programme’  latest by 30 Sep., 2017,


post application to:

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta, Executive Director – Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Tel: +91 (011)-29955124, 29955125, 29956394
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

N.P: Only short listed candidates will be informed

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