Programme Officer – Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme | Centre for Science and Environment

Programme Officer – Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental public research institution based in Delhi, needs a Programme Officer for high quality research, writing, networking and policy advocacy on wide range of issues related to Indian building sector like building regulations, resource efficiency, habitat design, passive design, affordable housing, life cycle assessment, building performance tracking and benchmarking, and green ratings among others.
This will also include capacity building of regulators and building professionals in building and habitat related knowledge and skills.

Work Profile

  • Conduct energy/environmental benchmarking including planning, data collection and assessment, development and submission of analysis reports to the Programme Director

  • Prepare formal written work papers and reports, documenting benchmarking works performed, and expressing conclusions on control adequacy

  • Evaluate and provide recommendations on energy/environmental benchmarking findings

  • Provide mentoring to and liaison with individuals and organizations respecting the expectations and best practices related to sustainability practices

  • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of improvements to existing methods, policies, procedures, and best practices

  • Ability to interpret data from accredited organizations and able to deal with significant ambiguity and develop creative approaches to analytical issues and obstacles

  • Design and produce specific training materials, field exercises, etc.

  • Conduct trainings for varied group of professionals pertaining to energy/environmental benchmarking and its field hands-on

  • Promote and maintain a high level of ethical professional conduct in all work-related situations.


  • Sound knowledge, understanding and experience in passive design and other architecture techniques for sustainable buildings

  • Good knowledge, understanding  and experience in life cycle assessments for materials and other sustainability aspects associated with the same

  • Should have a good understanding, knowledge and experience of environmental impact assessments for built environments.

  • Knowledge and understanding of building audit/benchmarking, knowledge of lighting and control systems, applicable codes, rules and standards, building performance, HVAC, electrical systems, construction methods, materials practices and site surveying techniques, familiarity with software programs in auditing, basic understanding of construction and building energy modeling, ability to guide/conduct energy star tests, using basic power and hand tools, some knowledge of environmental performance parameters in buildings

  • Measure, record and evaluate energy and environmental performance using a systematic approach, as well as specialized equipment and software.

  • Prepare cost estimates for potential retrofits and improvements

  • Strong ability to interpret building plans and inspection reports pertaining to building performance

  • Must be motivated and disciplined to work independently with little or remote supervision

Qualification and Experience

  • Masters in Environmental Planning/Sciences or Bachelors in Architecture with 3-5 years of experience in Energy/Environmental benchmarking field.

  • Prior advocacy experience is desirable

  • Must be strong in critical analysis, with good organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.

  • Should be able to perform under pressure

  • Ready and willing to travel as and when required

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘PO-Green Building Programme’. Please submit your application latest by 20 May, 2017,

Or post it to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011-29955124/5125; Fax: 29955879
NB: Only short listed candidates will be informed

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