Manager – Road Safety & Urban Transport

Data Analysis & Technical Research Bengaluru, India Mumbai, India New Delhi, India


Description

Manager – Road Safety & Urban Transport

What is WRI? 

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India 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.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 1000 experts and other staff around the world. World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges. WRI spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. In all of these locations, WRI works with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis.

Position Overview:

WRI India is looking for a bright & hardworking urban designer to join our Road Safety & Urban Transport team. This individual will lead street design/neighbourhood planning and road safety projects. The individual may also be required to support other areas of work within the cities program as needed.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Preparation of conceptual design drawings, detailed technical drawings, illustrations and other project-related content
  • Preparation of a material library for design proposals; Research and market-surveys regarding the same
  • Preparation of project proposals, reports and presentations related to projects
  • Undertake research and analysis required for specific aspects of the projects; produce blogs, articles, hand-outs and other outreach material for the ongoing projects, campaigns and events
  • Undertaking site-visits for recce surveys, documentation, data collection, traffic assessments etc.; Undertake site supervision with contractors and other stakeholders during the implementation/ trial-phases of the design proposals; Assessment of execution of design proposals by stakeholders during the same
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders including staff from municipal corporations, development authorities, traffic police, consultants, citizen groups etc.
  • Plan, organize and lead Capacity-Building workshops/events for city stakeholders
  • Must have strong spatial and land-use comprehension as well as excellent visual communication abilities
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, basic 3D modelling, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite.

Key attributes and credentials essential for the role:

  • Prior experience in Built environment, Urban Design, Streets and NMT planning, Urban Traffic and Transportation Engineering/ Planning projects
  • Familiar with design of roads, intersections, construction, data collection, research & analysis, urban traffic safety viz., pedestrian and vehicular safety etc.
  • Strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent academic performance and strong analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly both orally and in writing, with excellent demonstrated skills in English
  • Basic proficiency in Hindi, Marathi or Kannada will be an advantage
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; experience managing complex processes or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced working environment and to juggle multiple assignments with little supervision
  • Must have strong spatial and land-use comprehension as well as excellent visual communication abilities
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, basic 3D modelling, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Experience:

  • 5-8 years of experience working on relevant street design urban transport projects

Educational Qualification:

  • Masters’ Degree in Urban Design from a recognized university/institution will be preferred.

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: Full-time regular

Location: Bangalore/Delhi/ Mumbai, India

Qualified applicants should apply by sending across the following documents:

  • Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than 2 A4 sized pages detailing academic and relevant professional experience.
  • A portfolio of relevant design works.

To Apply :

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. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

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.