Designation Lead Renewable Energy
Location Delhi, India
Reports to Country Head
Amount of Travel Required 30%
On-site Requirement Hybrid


NRDC India Private Limited is an independent organization based in New Delhi founded to build a healthier and more prosperous future for all Indians.

To attain a healthier and more prosperous future, NRDC India and its partners work with governments and stakeholders at all levels to deliver transformative solutions across the organization’s focus areas. The approach is to collaborate on pilot projects that offer the potential for tangible environmental and public health benefits. NRDC India has a strong proof of concept to bring solutions to scale at the state level – with the goal of informing national policies and unlocking the public investments needed to implement them.

NRDC India also partners alongside Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the United States, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. NRDC was founded in 1970 and their people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. NRDC uses law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. In India for over 10 years now, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to the partners within the country to tackle climate change and implement energy solution. Since 2009, the India Initiative has combined scientific research and policy acumen to produce game-changing results.


NRDC India is hiring a Lead - Renewable Energy who will be the team leader in India and will play an active role in advancing our work on clean energy and the climate change domain in India.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

  • Policy and technical research, analysis, writing on climate change and clean energy in India and in the international context (focus on renewables, clean energy and climate policy)
  • Lead on the groundwork on developing and implementing strategies to advance renewable energy work, including project management, stakeholder roundtables, policy development, technical research, analysis, and writing.
  • Coordinate closely with national, state, and grassroot partners on overall strategy and implementation to deliver policy and technical assistance on issues related to clean energy.
  • Shape policy and market movement through roundtables, meetings, and analysis, involving deep engagement with industry and business leaders active nationally and locally as well as the media involved in the clean energy space.
  • Provide direct on-call, quick turnaround policy and technical assistance to our partners, participating in weekly calls, roundtables and site visits.
  • Communicate and liaison internally through daily communication by phone, email and in-person to partners and colleagues internationally.
  • International and domestic travel for meetings, conferences, and roundtables

The above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under the position’s responsibility. Other duties may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education & Experience

  • Commitment to NRDC’s mission and values.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field of study such as energy systems, engineering, renewable energy, policy and other related fields will be preferred.
  • Atleast 10 years of experience in energy/environmental or other policy work in India.
  • Knowledge on energy issues including - renewable energy, energy access, utilities, green hydrogen, green finance, climate change and relevant policy, finance and legal issues.
  • Experience overseeing and managing individuals and or organizations along with an experience of contract management.
  • Should have relevant network among key clean energy stakeholders.


  • Knowledge of the Indian political system, economic structures, and socio-cultural landscape.
  • Excellent writing skills, strong verbal communication, and confident public speaker.
  • Experience working with city governments preferred along with a knowledge of the Indian political system, economic structures, and socio-cultural landscape, and a network of professional contacts in India.
  • Ability to participate in teams that work collaboratively towards shared outcomes (including remote teams using collaborative software).
  • Experience with facilitating networks, coordinating and organizing events and activities is a plus.
  • Experience being part of large, cross-sector, multi-partner initiatives is a plus.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies

  • Communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing. Share information and demonstrate the ability to listen openly and empathetically to others.
  • Must be able to manage one’s time and prioritize tasks despite competing demands.
  • Support the relationship between our organization and the community by demonstrating respectful, courteous, and cooperative behavior when interacting with Participants, visitors, and other employees.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to quality
  • Ability to participate in teams that work collaboratively towards shared outcomes.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive working environment.
  • A proactive self-starter who drives work to completion.
  • Able to work independently and on quick timelines, managing multiple workstreams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience providing administrative or other logistical support.
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to NRDC India’s mission, values, and DEI principles.

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position within the described work environment. 


Perform desk-based computer tasks


Ability to interact and communicate with employees and others as necessary


Ability to attend events and activities in the office or offsite

Work is sometimes performed primarily in the office.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.  Hours of employment may sometimes require working flexible and/or longer hours, including nights and weekends, when necessitated by projects. The job includes work-related situations such as those involving challenging, important, urgent, time-sensitive, or multiple matters.   

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and NRDC India expressly reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as NRDC India may deem appropriate.  

Please send your latest curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and working with NRDC India at Kindly send your Application by May 15, 2024. Please include ‘Application for position of Lead – Renewable Energy’ in the subject line of the email.

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