Position: Assistant Manager – Procurement and Operations – Built Environments
(full time, 6 months’ probation period)
Years of Experience: 5 to 7 years
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bengaluru
Starting date: Immediately

About SELCO Foundation:

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organization that engages in field-based R&D and ecosystem building for deployment of clean energy solutions that alleviate poverty in tribal, rural and urban poor areas. The organization works in collaboration with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs, NGOs from various developmental sectors and educational institutions to link the benefits of sustainable energy to poverty eradication. The organization works across verticals such as energy access, health, livelihoods with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.

You can find more information about the SELCO Foundation on our website.

Job Description:

The built environment team within the SELCO foundation works across a large spectrum of projects looking at infrastructure needs for the poor. The program types range from housing, livelihoods, healthcare and other public institutions. The team here conducts deep-dive studies, designs-prototypes and works towards creating evidence that brings out the need and impact of sustainable built environments. This includes critical R&D in the space of futuristic designing, need for structural innovation, automation, yet designing from the lens of the community - their aspirations and needs as well as the current impacts of climate change.

The role of the candidate here is to support the team with Procurement and Operations, strategically plan the procurement needs of the team and the responsibilities are outlined below:

Key responsibilities for the position:

Based on the program plan for the year strategically plan with the built environment program team the procurement needs for the quarter and year and be able to manage procurement for execution of the programs pan India

Responsible for creating a database of contractors, suppliers/vendors in all the geographies that we work in and able to negotiate best rates and timelines.
Responsible for evaluating BOQs, writing and publishing tenders, processing tender applications, working on agreements and work order etc.

  • Constantly Identify and select suppliers and vendors for construction materials, equipment. Negotiate terms and conditions and pricing with suppliers
  • Evaluate quotations and tenders, draft minutes and contracts and maintain documentation and filing of all Built environment procurement
  • Hold frequent planning and procurement resolution meetings with built environment program team to ensure and support timely operations
  • Responsible for tracking project schedule, ensure documentation for tranches of payments and final project report and coordinate with Finance for final payments

Who can apply:

  • Minimum 5 to 7+ years of work experience in relevant field with track record of Procurement Decision making.
  • Architectural or civil engineering degree with strong implementation experience id preferred.
  • Ability to evaluate BOQs and quotations and tabulate comparisons
  • Ability to advice program teams with evidence about market trends and latest solutions available.
  • Strong skill sets to plan meticulously and rigorously follow up on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ability to evaluate quality of civil works components, electrical components, steel, cement, plumbing and expertise in material management activities involving procurement of imported and domestic materials, consumables, safety materials, etc..
  • Strong negotiation skills with added language skills of English, Hindi and Kannada preferred
  • Willingness to travel if required.
  • Adept at coordinating between multiple team members
  • Analytical in approach and problem solving. Possess strategic thinking
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with grassroot stakeholders


Apply here with a copy of your CV with and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, caliber and organization policy.