Associate – Freight Decarbonization

Do you love solving challenging problems, writing and research, and working in groups? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to persuade others towards meaningful results? Are you passionate about the clean energy transition? If yes, then join our growing team!

RMI India is hiring associate positions (entry level research and collaboration positions) to support our work in transforming India’s transportation and energy sectors, specifically focused on freight decarbonization.

Our staff represents a variety of skillsets, and we welcome candidates with diverse educational and work backgrounds.

Program Overview

RMI India is an organization recognized for thought leadership in clean energy and climate solutions in India. Ongoing work focuses on the transport, buildings, and electricity sectors and involves technical assistance and policy advising at the national level and the design and facilitation of pilot projects at the state and city levels, alongside leading industry players.

Position Overview

As an associate, you are a creative problem solver who uses your quantitative, technical, and analytical skills and abilities to conduct compelling research and facilitate a range of stakeholders and partners seeking to develop solutions that accelerate the decarbonization of India’s freight sector. You will collaborate with team members to craft visionary yet practical solutions for our research questions and clients. We expect self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others towards meaningful results, a passion for the clean energy transition, and interest in international work.

As an RMI India associate, you will be an independent contributor and work closely with colleagues on projects under the direction of more senior staff. You will develop expertise in the content area of your specific program within RMI India and will provide internal support to RMI India on that topic.

Your key job responsibilities as an associate primarily include:
  • Provide core research, quantitative analysis, and support to our projects.
  • Design and create innovative problem-solving approaches and quantitative models to effectively address key questions and challenges posed by our research goals and clients.
  • Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports.
  • Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format.
  • Engage with external experts via phone interviews, conferences, and on occasion, respond to outreach requests.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in an applicable field such as engineering, business, economics, computer science, mathematics, architecture, physical and social sciences.
  • Two+ years of cumulative work experience.
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, including the ability to break down complex issues in a straightforward, logical manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personal qualities: intellectual curiosity, flexible mindset, highly collaborative, and a passion for impact and environmental sustainability.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in India and international development work.
  • Familiarity and/or interest in energy, climate, transportation, and energy systems.
  • Work experience and/or interest in the urban freight, supply chain, or trucking sector.
  • Graduate degree in an applicable field.
  • Comfort working in both collaborative team settings as well as independently managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Willingness to plunge into new areas of work and to learn new subject matter.
  • A self-starter who is analytical, inquisitive, and results oriented.
  • Experience working among diverse groups with varying perspectives and/or facilitating challenging conversations; experience designing effective meetings.
  • Demonstrated initiative and accomplishment in previous work.

The position will be based in New Delhi, India.

Benefits and Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.

  • Medical insurance allowance
  • Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access)
  • Parental leave
  • Casual work environment

Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas, and opinions within RMI India is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

As such, diversity is one of our core values, and we strive for a level of diversity within our organization that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this — regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or other social identities — is critical to the long-term success of each team member and collectively as an organization, ensuring that we:

  • Have a varied array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported, and valued.
  • Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders, and constituents within diverse communities.
About RMI India

RMI India is an independent think-and-do tank that works with diverse stakeholders. It takes inspiration from and collaborates with RMI, a 40-year-old non-governmental organization. RMI India’s mission is to accelerate India’s transition to a clean, prosperous, and inclusive energy future.

Application Instructions

Please ensure you have read the entire announcement below before submitting an application.

Be prepared to share (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter. Both documents are required. Candidates who do not provide compelling answers to the questions “Why do you want to work at RMI India?” and “In what ways are you qualified to contribute to RMI India’s mission?” in their cover letter may not be considered. Additionally, incomplete application materials (for example, a missing cover letter) may not be considered.

Please email the requested materials to: [email protected] and indicate the position you are applying for (Associate – Freight Decarbonization) in the subject line of the email.

Due to the large number of applications received, RMI India is not able to respond to every applicant. We will be in contact with applicants moving to the interview stage.

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