CSE is looking for a Senior Research Associate to work towards mainstreaming sustainability in the built environment. Focus will be at mass housing, calling for cross-cutting research to improve livability and sustainability in the housing schemes promoted by the Government of India as well as states. The work will produce guidelines that ensure inclusive, low-carbon, resilient and resource efficient planning and development of housing. This will follow requisite advocacy, outreach and capacity building of the relevant public institutions as well as the built environment community. Housing is a state subject, deep-dive work is being carried out in, but is not limited to, the states of Telangana and Karnataka with the respective state nodal agencies for affordable housing. Candidates with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the housing and construction sector, people-centric and climate-responsive spatial planning, national initiatives for sustainable development and livability standards will be preferred.
Selected candidate will be a part of Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme. The programme aims at reducing the resource footprint of the new development to meet the broader programme objectives of reducing overall emissions from the built environment sector and improving the quality of our habitat.This includes ensuring the new construction is climate appropriate and has a low resource footprint; maximizing adaptive comfort in building by intervening in layout, design and choice of materials; optimizing operational and equipment efficiency to improve performance of the existing built stock, and all this by pushing for implementation of sustainable development practices at state and local levels.
He/she will conduct high quality research and dissemination via writing, presenting, networking along with policy advocacy and outreach under the Programme objectives. This will also include capacity building of regulators and building professionals.
Qualification and Experience
Given details above are flexible if the candidate is able to demonstrate a deep interest and capability in working on the issues of sustainability in buildings and habitat.
Essential Soft Skills
Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.
Location: New Delhi
Application deadline: January 31, 2020.
How to apply:
To apply for the above position, please visit http://jobs.cseindia.org and choose ‘Sr. Research Associate for Sustainable Buildings and Habitat’.