Senior Research Associate - Low Carbon Built Environment

Last date of application
 26-Jan-23 23:59 HR
Job Description


Senior Research Associate - Low Carbon Built Environment, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), New Delhi (2 Vacancies)


1. POSITION VACANT: Senior Research Associate - Low Carbon Built Environment, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), New Delhi (2 Vacancies)


Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is a policy advocacy and energy efficiency market enabler with a not-for-profit motive. AEEE advocates energy efficiency as a resource and collaborates with industry and government to transform the market for energy-efficient products and services, thereby contributing towards meeting India’s goals on energy security, clean energy, and climate change. AEEE collaborates with diverse stakeholders such as policymakers, government officials, business and industry, consumers, researchers, and civil society organizations. AEEE believes its work speaks for itself, and holds respect, integrity, and synergy as central to its efforts.

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Reporting to the Team Lead, the Senior Research Associate (SRA) - Low Carbon Built Environment, shall be providing technical support for policy and research programs in areas including, but not limited to thermal comfort, building energy efficiency, passive design, low energy cooling technology, active cooling strategies, district cooling, net-zero energy buildings and grid-interactive buildings.


Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Create problem-solving approaches, perform secondary research, conduct quantitative and financial analyses, and synthesize recommendations /findings into clear and compelling presentations and reports;
(2) Support in project management aspects such as coordinating with partners, and stakeholders and assistance in activities to execute a project;
(3) Conduct detailed research & analysis to examine the impact of policies and programs, low-energy cooling systems, thermal comfort, passive cooling strategies (shading, cool-roofs, etc.,), building energy codes, net-zero energy buildings, and district cooling;
(4) Support the team in technical knowledge on building energy efficiency and participate in peer review to enhance the quality of deliverables from the organization’s side;
(5) Support the amendment of state and city-level policies to integrate energy efficiency features per various policies and programs;
(6) Support in carrying out primary and secondary research for developing concept notes, proposals, and project implementation;
(7) Support in conducting meetings, interviews, stakeholder consultations, and focus group discussions on synthesizing feedback into high-level recommendations for projects;
(8) Facilitate building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including policymakers, public agencies, businesses, subject-matter experts, funding agencies, academia, and peer organizations;
(9) Developing content for technical brochures, infographics, multimedia content, and other materials pertaining to the project in close coordination with the design and communication teams;
(10) Support in writing reports on the research project conducted and prepare manuscripts for peer-review publications where appropriate;
(11) Participating in events, seminars, etc., related to the field of work in and/or outside AEEE;
(12) Participating actively and contributing to the overall development of the organization; carrying out tasks assigned by AEEE, and traveling for work outside New Delhi as needed;


(1) A bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably electrical, mechanical, civil or energy engineering) or architecture;
(2) Applicants possessing a master’s degree with a specialization in buildings science or related programs shall be preferred;
(3) Ph.D. degree in relevant discipline is an advantage


(1) Minimum four years in national/international institutions and/or companies, and government agencies, with a demonstrated track record of policy research and/or building energy efficiency policy implementation;
(2) Sound understanding of building physics and energy efficiency is mandatory;
(3) Sound knowledge and understanding of thermal comfort, material efficiency, low carbon building materials, integrated building design for net-zero buildings, energy performance simulations, LCA.
(4) Working knowledge of policies and programs such as the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), ECBC, ENS, ASHRAE 90.1 and green building rating systems, and ISO standards for building life cycle assessment


Skills and Competencies

(1) Experience and knowledge of building performance simulation tools, and data analysis tools will be a distinctive advantage;
(2) Should have a strong research background, proven analytical research capabilities, and excellent written and verbal communication;
(3) Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision;
(4) Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas;
(5) Based in New Delhi or willing to move (preferred).


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi


7. No. Of Vacancies: Two




Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612



Eligible candidates interested in the position can apply using the link by or before January 26, 2023.