Project Manager – Smart Grid




3 to 5 years

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* Please drop an email with your resume at   cmanager-rich@telangana.gov.in

About RICH (Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad):

Launched in 2017 by the Government of Telangana, RICH acts as a facilitator and promotes greater collaboration between various entities in the research and innovation space. RICH is a Section 8 Company under Companies Act 2013. RICH is also the Hyderabad Science & Technology (S&T) Cluster, a Mega-Cluster initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to Government of India. RICH operates in close coordination with the S&T Cluster Apex Committee and the Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).

The Clusters work towards achieving the following broad objectives:

  • To increase India’s national & global S&T competitiveness.
  • To become regional solution providers for local industry & government.
  • To create shared S&T ecosystems in India.

RICH aims to catalyse an ecosystem that empowers innovators to transform scientific research into impactful solutions that generate wealth, employment, and create social good, and strives to foster innovation that advances society, through effective use of science and technology.

Job Description:

RICH offers you an exciting and immediate opportunity to work as Project Manager-Smart Grid. The current role requires a resource with good understanding of managing projects in the Smart Grids and Power sector. In this role you would be managing the project, overseeing project execution, performing analysis of consumer data and operationalization efforts for pilot demonstrations with customers. This is a mission critical role and requires a very dedicated and capable individual who is flexible, able to adapt to a dynamic work environment and handle day to day project execution activities. You would be reporting to the PI of the project.

The broad roles and responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Perform all project management activities including preparing project plans, conducting weekly project reviews, sending regular updates / team communications, managing project timelines etc.
  • Perform data analytics of consumer and utility energy data, and draw insights into consumer participation, performance of demand response in relation to incentive mechanisms offered.
  • Prioritize day to day activities during field trials, POC testing, troubleshooting and exception handling of products during deployment.
  • Work on regular project documentation, presentations, interim and final project reports.
  • Create and administer consumer awareness campaigns about emerging technologies for demand side energy management such as P2P Energy Trading, Demand Response, Flexibility Aggregation, Blockchain etc.
  • Clearly understand the business requirements of utility companies, define use cases, and find innovative ways to apply technology solutions to their use cases / business problems.
  • Present project findings at conferences, seminars and other public forums.
  • Work on new project proposals and concept note preparation with industry / academia and actively look for new projects to extend the domains of work in the energy sector.

Fulfil and implement any other tasks in consultation with the management at RICH.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering with 3-5 years of project management experience.
  • Experience in leading engineering projects involving elements of electrical engineering, systems integration and on-site field commissioning.
  • Hands-on knowledge of data analytics of power sector and Smart Grids projects is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team comprising internal and external resources, IoT engineers, software developers, programme managers, business executives etc.
  • Excellent networking/collaboration ability, good communication, project management, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of single line diagram and wiring schematics, networking and IoT devices, and software products for Smart Grids.
  • Knowledge of control and field instrumentation, industrial automation, protection equipment and generator control systems hardware is highly desirable.


This role will be based in Hyderabad but may need domestic travel to other regions up to 10% of the time. Necessary arrangements will be made by the Company when such a need arises.

RICH is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusiveness.