Company Description

Mlinda is an operational NGO that works in ecologically sensitive and highly underdeveloped areas to reduce environmental degradation, by implementing projects that reduce GHG emissions, promote environmentally positive goods and reduce consumption of environmentally negative goods. Mlinda has it\'s Head Office in Paris and it\'s India office in Kolkata. Mlinda\'s flagship project is the rural electrification project based on renewable energy in the States of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Mlinda has till date (March 2016) installed 310 pico and micro grids connecting 2750 homes,two village bazaars,85 village shops and three school hostels. The micro grids vary in size from 150 W connecting 6 houses to 8 KW connecting a bazaar with 25 shops, a boat repair yard, a jetty and 55 homes.
Mlinda is presently on a ARE assisted project developing three village sized mini grids of 20 KWp each connecting 250 homes, 50 small businesses, productive loads such as paddy hullers and irrigation pumps. Mlinda also works with women groups in these villages to incubate village enterprises. Mlinda is extending the ARE project to cover ten villages with productive power as anchor loads with installed capacity of 210 KWp supplying AC power with solar PV and solar-wind hybrids with smart energy meters.


Job description

Job Brief

Mlinda is now recruiting for manager technical for a project that involves design, engineering, installation, operation and maintenance of 50 village size mini grids of 30 kWp each. The position is field based out of Gumla town, 100 km from Ranchi. The Manager would also be the team leader for close to 40 personnel (engineers, operators and marketing pers) and would grow to a size of 60 personnel.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary leadership to a 60 member team that is deployed in the field in installing and operating 50 minigrids.

  • Devise templates for design and customization of solar / hybrid renewable energy based mini grids.

  • Be responsible for vendor management and optimization of entire rural electrification supply chain.

  • Oversee operation, repair and maintenance of over 100 mini grids spread over Gumla district of Jharkhand.

  • Assist in village selection and design of new mini grids.

  • Be responsible for recruitment, training and development of a large team of engineers and technicians.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Operations and Marketing teams.


Qualification & Skills


  • BE / B Tech in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

  • 6-8 years of work experience in executing power projects is a must, preferably in renewable energy.

  • Additionally, experience in operations and maintenance of small capacity renewable energy power plants and diesel generating sets will be preferred.

  • Prior experience in vendor management and procurement

  • Good spoken and written English 


Please send your application


18 May 2017