Consultant – Urban Design, Sustainable Cities & Transport

Program Management Bengaluru, India


Consultant – Urban Design, Sustainable Cities & Transport

 

What is WRI India?

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 young, bright & hardworking urban designer to join our Integrated Transport team as a Consultant in Bangalore. This individual will primarily support street design/neighbourhood planning/ traffic & public transit projects. The individual may also be required to assist other departments as needed.

 

Project: Safe Access to Schools

About the project:

This project aims to improve access to schools in Bangalore by evaluating safety risks around schools and implementing interventions in collaboration with city level authorities. A cluster of schools will be chosen for intervention and preliminary data will be collected by the way of surveys, focus group discussions, interviews and road safety audits. This data will be employed to develop street design interventions in a few chosen locations. Trials will be conducted to demonstrate the design and data will be collected pre- and post-trials. Final design proposals will then be prepared and submitted to city level authorities for permanent implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform design tasks, plans preparation, report & presentations for various urban transportation, open-street initiatives, urban design and road safety projects
  • Develop street design proposals for intersections and sections of urban road as per the needed guidelines by employing child-friendly design principles.
  • Participate in meetings with BBMP engineers, consultants, contractors, civic groups, schools, and other community members to obtain feedback on design proposals
  • Assist in conducting design trials through the approach of tactical urbanism
  • Conduct and coordinate primary & secondary surveys; Perform cost estimates, quantity estimates and material specifications
  • Assist in conducting workshops targeted at various stakeholder groups, such as city-level authorities, schools, and civic groups, to build capacities and or create awareness of child-friendly designs
  • 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

 

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
  • Proficiency in Kannada
  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree in Urban Design from a recognized university/institution will be preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience working on relevant street design projects

Location: Bangalore, India

Duration: 1 year

To Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. 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.