Job Description - Senior Consultant - DRE Technology
Name of the position: Senior Technology Consultant
Duration: 6 months contract initially; may be extended
Location: Remote
Working Days: Monday - Saturday/br> Joining: Immediate
Salary: Negotiable
Minimum qualification: Postgraduate preferably M.Sc./ M.Tech / B.Tech / BE


Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the Decentralised Renewable Energy sector or in Electrical Engineering - Technical and Technology background is preferred.

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 SELCO Foundation on our organization website.

Background on SELCO's EnergyForHealth program:

The goal of this program is to strengthen delivery of healthcare for over 170 million people by reliably and sustainably powering 25,000 public health facilities in remote, rural, climate and socio-economically vulnerable regions across 11 states in India by 2026.

Healthcare today, without considering the potential services to the un-catered populations in the world, is the 5th most polluting industry. The proposed program can help improve the quality of health services in a decentralized manner, while also making it a less carbon intensive sector. This program can prove to be the low hanging fruit for achieving SDG13 and SDG3 via SDG7. We believe that provision of 100% renewable energy and green building infrastructure for healthcare facilities, will democratize the much needed health services in the remote regions within India and account for future pandemic preparedness.

The Role:

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the overall sustainable energy sector for last mile communities. The broader goal is to use decentralized renewable energy to facilitate good health, improved well being, last mile delivery of health services, reduced mortality etc. through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into the healthcare services.

The Senior Consultant for Technology is expected to support and scale up sustainable energy access programs and technologies in order to enhance essential services under healthcare. Understanding of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) and its integration within healthcare technologies will be primary while catering to the underserved communities. This position will provide technical advisory on DRE systems to teams working on design, deployment, and post installation monitoring.

The senior consultant for technology position requires technical expertise in Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) systems for a range of applications and terrains. The candidate should be able to discern requirements for different end-users and design appropriate systems that cater to the end-user’s needs. The candidate should be able to create benchmarks for pre-existing DRE systems and suggest repeatable templates for new installations across a range of end-users within the public health delivery system.

Key responsibilities for the position:

  • Benchmark pre-existing DRE installations done by SELCO Foundation to document load capacities of solar panel, inverter design specifications, battery specification, load wiring specifications, load monitoring technologies, installation process flow, and any other relevant technical details.
  • Design end-to-end solutions for complex pre-existing DRE installations that take into account varying climate conditions, user behavior, maintenance challenges, and local community requirements.
  • Lead the team in benchmarking and selecting appropriate technologies within the DRE system design, such as solar panels, inverters, and batteries.
  • Design a template process for health energy assessments to be undertaken by field staff during pre-installation surveys.
  • Design repeatable processes for DRE solution design across the stages of assessment, procurement, deployment, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Design procurement guidelines for the packaged DRE solutions, inclusive of all the sub-components required for a deployment such as solar panels, inverters, batteries, load wiring, etc.
  • Design packaged template solutions for DRE installation design based on public health center requirements, such as Health & Wellness centers (HWCs), Sub-Centers (SCs), Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs), Sub- District Hospitals, and District Hospitals (DHs).
  • Oversee new DRE deployment from a design perspective and play an advisory role to ensure design is in line with templates and end-user requirements.
  • Provide advisory on load monitoring technologies such as remote monitoring dashboards and other “Monitoring & Evaluation” technologies to support the Operations & Maintenance teams.
  • Provide advisory on new innovations in DRE design.
  • Travel to meet with vendors, end-users, partners, and decision makers within the government in order to design solutions from an ecosystem lens.

Who can apply:

  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the Renewable Energy sector or in the Engineering -Technical and Technology background is preferred.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering is desirable.
  • Knowledge of regulatory mechanisms, certifications and quality assurance of DRE systems is desirable.
  • Interest in DRE driven healthcare technologies and project implementations aimed at improving energy reliability and quality of life for underserved communities.
  • Prior experience of working with agencies that deploy sustainable energy driven and energy efficient innovative healthcare technologies would be an added advantage.
  • Strong skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel in difficult terrains within and outside the State as and when required.


Please click below Link to apply for the open position. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Foundation’s EnergyForHealth program!