Senior Program Manager- Industry Decarbonisation

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

Who we are and what we do?  

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. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. 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.   

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.   

About your role  

WRI India is looking for a Senior Program Manager – Industry Decarbonisation to join the Energy team which works on projects spanning energy governance, energy access, and energy transitions. The Senior Manager will play an important role in: (a) leading engagements with hard to abate industries, SMEs, policymakers and other relevant partners, (b) leading research and implementation of assigned projects, (c) draw important insights and provide recommendations to meet the goals and create impact, and (d) facilitate on-ground partner-oriented activities at the state or group level. (e) Support the Program leadership in fundraising, donor relationships and team management.  

 The Senior Manager will provide support for the project, financial, and administrative tasks and help achieve WRI’s outcomes by delivering research and outreach on clean energy for MSMEs, Hard to abate Industries, Industrial parks/associations and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) consumers in India.  

How your day will unfold:  

The Senior Manager will engage with Large Industries, MSMEs, MSME Associations, group leaders. policymakers and facilitate on-ground activities in different states.  

 • Build relationships with Industries, Ministries, SMEs, state governments, international agencies, MSME organisations, educational institutions, associations, and communities we work with projects.  

• Lead, conduct, and guide research, develop reports on decarbonisation trends, technology assessment, tools and business models at C&I customers, SMEs, and hard to abate industries.  

• Bring knowledge of industrial processes, abatement technologies, and energy needs to help develop a targeted strategy to accelerate systems change within the sector. Assess the most promising levers of change and design projects and research to maximise progress.  

• Stay informed about industry trends, policy landscape and sectoral developments.  

• Participation in partner dialogues, advocacy communicate with civil society, policymakers, business and government partners and multilateral actors active in India’s energy transition and represent WRI India publicly on perspectives related to the Industrial decarbonisation strategy.  

• Document implementation of the project and assist with project-relevant blog posts and other communication documents. Ensuring submission of deliverables and regular reporting  

• Lead coordination and sharing of capacity building activities. Help with organizing of internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other sharing activities.  

Qualifications and Requirements we seek:  

  • Master’s degree with a specialisation in engineering/science/management/economics or related field  

  • 10-12 Years of relevant full-time work experience in the energy/industries sector,  

  • Prior Experience with renewable energy and energy efficiency of industries.  

  • Experience excellent project management  

  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative research and writing skills.  

  • The ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues.  

  • Prior Experience in writing policy briefs/publications and delivering presentations.  

  • Preferably BEE Certified Energy Manager/Auditor  

Salary and Benefits:  21,00,000 INR to 25,00,000 INR CTC Per annum

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

Duration: 1 year as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements)   

Location: Delhi/ Bangalore   

Start date: As soon as possible.

List of Documents to be attached:  

  • Cover Letter
  •  Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.   

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India  

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact.  It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.  

Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here  

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.  

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits: 
We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member  

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance  

Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle  

Flexible work schedule:  Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job  

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities  

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.  

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.  

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Equal employment @WRI India  

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.