Consultant – Batteries (Electric Vehicles)

December 19, 2022
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Job Description

Job description

Build relationships with different stakeholders of the EV battery ecosystem, such as battery manufacturers, policymaking bodies, research institutions, academia, think tanks, vehicle manufacturers, technology service providers, and more, to develop a research consortium for EV batteries and related technologies
Support the consortium in carrying out joint RD initiatives for advancing EV battery technologies in India, within a watertight framework of laws and governing principles that protect the interests of all stakeholders
Manage and/ or support different activities and deliberations regarding the research consortium, towards achievement of common goals of different stakeholders (such as data sharing, expert consultations, pilot deployment, etc.)
Foresee and mitigate potential stakeholder conflicts stemming from intellectual property usage, divergence in stakeholders objectives, etc.
Actively liaise with sectoral stakeholders for cross-learning, peer-to-peer interaction, research facilitation, industry roundtables, and for supporting co-creation of team strategies
Support dissemination of content and outreach for the research consortium, if required
Document scientific research on a range of sectoral issues related to different aspects of EVs, EV batteries, and related technologies
Support efforts to analyze existing information and collect new data, when required, to develop joint research and technical assistance products with the team
Support various facets of project delivery as and when needed, such as government interfacing, partner outreach, stakeholder engagement, project documentation, etc.
Identify pertinent research gaps, cultivate and develop ideas, and author or co-author knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data products)
Develop blogs, articles, and other outreach material for ongoing research and related insights
Organize and support events such as workshops and webinars, to continuously engage with ecosystem stakeholders
Perform other tasks as assigned by the program director in India
Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable
Contribute to fundraising efforts, if required
Qualifications and requirements we seek:

Master s degree in energy science/ engineering, environmental engineering, business administration, management, or other relevant disciplines
10-12 years of professional work experience on a relevant subject matter
Considerable prior experience of building coalitions, manging consortia, and supporting achievement of common goals
Ability to develop, understand and leverage watertight frameworks governing consortium-format RD initiatives
Ability to catalyze consensus building activities and support stakeholder negotiations/ conversations
Deep understanding of intellectual property rights (such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more) and standard industry practices for RD, and ability to navigate the same
Ability to solicit and incorporate expert feedback on RD strategies and workstreams
Ability to develop and foster stakeholder engagements, and coalesce efforts directed at collaborative research
Thorough knowledge of policies, regulations, technologies, and business-related aspects of EVs, batteries, and other clean technologies
Ability to receive and incorporate constructive feedback effectively, think critically and strategically
Excellent writing and speaking skills in English to coherently convey complex information to a technical and policy audience
Reasonable experience in writing reports, briefs, scientific papers, blogs
Working knowledge of MS-Office
Demonstrated ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines
Collaborative problem-solving skills, with the abilities to take initiative and set priorities
Legally able to work in India
RoleNon Tech Support – Voice / Blended
Industry TypePower
Functional AreaCustomer Success, Service & Operations
Employment TypeFull Time, Permanent
Role CategoryVoice / Blended
UG: Any Graduate
PG: Any Postgraduate
Key Skills
Administration management business administration usage Report writing intellectual propertyResearchManagementMS OfficeProject delivery environmental engineering