Department of Civil Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2023/271

Vacancy for One Project Engineer

Essential Qualification: M.E. / M.Tech or B.E./B.Tech + 3yrs relevant exp.

Areas of Educational Qualification: Civil Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics Engineering or a closely related field.

Salary: INR 26400-2200-66000 per month (Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills)

Nature of position: Temporary / Contractual

Duration of appointment: 2 Years or till end of project (whichever earlier), renewed annually based on performance

Nature of Work: Deployment of loT based air quality monitors with solar panels at designated locations across IGP region. Ensure calibration and maintain air quality monitor uptime. Maintenance & troubleshooting of air quality monitors at field sites. Maintenance of IIT Kanpur colocation-calibration facility. This position requires extensive travel (80% of time). Should manage any technical issues of the air quality monitors w.r.t data download, and data access, and coordinate with people on the ground for all maintenance issues and should coordinate with Start-Ups on managing maintenance as needed.

How to apply: Interested candidates may apply via email (to giving full details qualifications and experience with copies of relevant certificates by December 22, 2023.
Please mention the post applied for and the advertisement number in subject line of the email.

About the project: The states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have amongst the worst air pollution in India. A new path-breaking project aims to deploy and monitor air quality in all the rural districts of the two states. The criteria for identifying the non-attainment cities under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was based on the PM10 levels monitored using manual monitoring technology. One of the limitations of the criteria set was that this ended up excluding the rural districts of India which did not have continuous PM2.5 and PM10 air quality monitoring. The project "To Support the Rural Air Quality Monitoring" is to set up a scientifically validated real-time air quality monitoring network which will provide unprecedented insights into the air quality conditions of rural India.

About the group/team:The team has made impactful contribution at nationwide scale to address the challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change. Under the leadership of Prof Tripathi, the tcam has built ground-breaking innovative approaches for indigenously built low cost sensor-based network technologies for nation-wide urban air quality monitoring and Real Time Source Apportionment (RTSA). The group has successfully evaluated a very large field based sensor evaluation project in collaboration with MPCB, Mumbai. Recently, the group has been awarded the International Centre of Excellence on advanced pollution monitoring technologies recognized by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. This work will be carried out as a part of this Centre. RTSA Work has been done in Delhi with support from CPCB and is currently being carried out with support from Swiss Development Corporation in the cities of Lucknow and Pune.The group has also established sensor network in 5 cities (Jaipur, Chennai, Guwahati, Kanyakumari and Delhi) with support from Ericsson.

Other benefits:

  • He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conductive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility (according to availability) at IIT Kanpur.
  • As regards the medical facilities, only the OPD facility for self shall be available at the Health Centre of IIT Kanpur without any reimbursement of cost of medicines. Any outside referral shall not be reimbursed. For the purpose, a medical booklet shall be provided to you on request.

Terms of Appointment:

  • The post is purely temporary and is on contractual basis.
  • The appointment for the post is up to two years or till the completion of the project, whichever is earlier. Appointment will be initially for one year. Renewal of appointment will be subjected to the performance of the candidate.


The department reserves the right to fix satisfying Short listed qualifications and candidates will be suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates experience. The selection will be informed via email about the date of based on online interview.

Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur 208016