Do you love solving challenging problems, writing and research, and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Are you passionate about the clean energy transition? If yes, then join us as a Consultant.

RMI India is hiring for a consultant to join the team to support our work in transforming India’s transportation and energy sectors. Specifically, we are seeking an individual who can support RMI India’s engagement with state governments to accelerate their energy transition pathway.

We welcome candidates with diverse educational and work backgrounds.

Organisation Overview

RMI India is an organisation recognised 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 support at the state and national level.

Position Overview

This role requires you to support RMI India’s relationships with multiple government stakeholders to advance energy transition including implementation of their solar policy initiatives. It requires creative problem solving, applying critical thinking, and technical and analytical abilities. As a Consultant, you will be expected to support liaising with government and industry partners, as well as collaborate with your team members to craft visionary yet practical solutions. We expect self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others toward meaningful results, and a passion for the clean energy transition.

As an RMI India Consultant, you will be an independent contributor and work closely with colleagues on projects, under the direction of more senior staff.

Your Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate on project deliverables and activities between RMI India team members and various external stakeholders.
  • Provide core research and quantitative analysis support to 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.
  • Synthesise recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports.
  • Present quantitative information in a clear and visual format.
  • Provide administrative and logistics support necessary for implementation of solar policy with state governments.
  • Engage with external experts via phone interviews, conferences, and on occasion, respond to outreach requests.
  • Managing relationships with government and non-government stakeholders.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in an applicable field such as engineering, physical and social sciences, economics, planning and architecture, business, computer science, and mathematics is preferred.
  • Familiarity and/or interest in renewable energy policy, distributed solar, and/or the wider electricity industry.
  • 2–4 years of cumulative work experience in a relevant field.
  • Prior experience of working with diverse groups, liaising with government entities, supporting implementation of government programmes, facilitating challenging conversations, and designing effective meetings.
  • Comfort working in both collaborative team settings as well as independently managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and Hindi) for effective collaboration with team members, as well as external partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, including the ability to break down complex issues in a straightforward, logical manner.
  • Demonstrated initiative and accomplishment in previous work.
  • A willingness to plunge into new areas of work and to learn new subject matter with intellectual curiosity, a flexible mindset, and a passion for impact and environmental sustainability.

The position will be based in Lucknow, UP.

We can consider Delhi-based candidates who can travel frequently and spend a considerable time of the week in Lucknow.

Benefits and Compensation

We offer a competitive package of compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

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

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, it 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 the different 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 nongovernmental 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 applying.

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 applications (for example, applications missing a cover letter) may not be considered.

Please email the requested materials to [email protected].org and indicate the position you are applying for 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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