Renewables Manager

Octopus Energy

  • Full Time

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe
We’re on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.
Backed by Octopus Investments, Octopus Energy is a challenger energy supply company that operates in both the domestic and commercial markets. Through smart use of modern technology, we’re changing the way people consume and buy energy. Octopus Energy has campaigned hard for fair pricing in the market and offers customers a market leading customer service; our brands occupy three of the top four energy supplier positions on Trustpilot and we are the only energy supplier to have ever been recommended by Which? three years in a row.
The Octopus Group has an investment portfolio worth over £7bn and around £2bn invested in renewable energy generation assets. In total, Octopus owns about 40% of the UK’s commercial solar generation capacity. Octopus Energy is an ambitious business already making real impact in the market, and offers the benefits of being a vibrant early stage business but with significant financial backing.
We are passionate about renewable energy and leading the march to net zero, both in the UK and globally. This role is central to that march – from PPA origination and management through to implementing solutions that creatively match renewable supply and end user consumption.

What you’ll do

    • Build great relationships with renewable generators and continue to grow the number of sites that Octopus works with
    • Creatively think about ways to get the most out of our renewable portfolio – which technologies / locations etc are most attractive?
    • Supporter by our PPA specialist, deliver a great customer experience for Octopus PPAs including accurate and timely billing, clear registration processes, neat certificate management etc.
    • Spec and project manage improvements to our technology where appropriate
    • Work closely with the community renewables champions at Younity – our joint venture with Midcounties Co-operative
    • Share innovative ideas with Kraken Flex and other teams to maximise the value of controllable renewable generation
    • Understand and influence policy changes that will impact renewable generation

What you’ll need

    • Huge passion for sustainability and renewable energy
    • Experience working with UK renewable generation and deep understanding of regulatory and policy challenges and opportunities
    • Experience leading commercial negotiations on multi million pound contracts
    • Excellent communicator across a variety of different scenarios

Why else you’ll love it here

    • Our company culture – we won best company to work for in 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
    • Flexible working environment – genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
    • Relaxation – we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course)
    • Equity Options Scheme – you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
    • Office culture – have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks – we call it Family Dinner
    • Social Events – we sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year
    • Parents – get access to tax free childcare and maternity and paternity pay.  We’re always looking for new ways to support parents, during lockdown we created OctoKids TV to help keep your kids occupied and entertained
    • Your development is important – we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
    • SmartPension Scheme – employer 5% employee 3% and you can contribute more
    • Cycle to Work Scheme – to help lower your carbon footprint whilst good for your health
If this opportunity sounds like you and you have a genuine passion for what we’re doing at Octopus Energy then we’d love to hear from you.
More about us
We believe energy should be better – for you and the environment. 
We’re a leading energy technology company providing a better experience for our customers through transparency, honesty and simplicity. Better for the planet, through real long-term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future. Better value, by throwing away the old business models of the “Big 6” and instead building a business that’s fit for the 21st century. We make energy green and flexible for consumers, with fair and transparent pricing. Through our home developed platform, Kraken Technology, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, modelling and AI, we’re redefining what is possible in energy.
Our breakthrough Agile tariff has been widely reported as leading the way in energy innovation, and we’re passionate about fairness – we were first to uncover the widespread strategy of energy company tease and squeeze pricing and following on from this campaign, our CEO and Founder Greg Jackson presented evidence in favour of capping energy tariff prices before the bill committee in Parliament.
We already supply 100% renewable energy to 2 million+ homes and over 20,000 businesses (including Arsenal FC and the Cardiff Blues to help them power their stadiums with 100% renewable energy) throughout Great Britain and we’re also the supplier behind M&S Energy. We’re award winning for our disruptive technology and are delighted to be the only energy supplier to pass the rigorous Which? customer service tests and be their only recommended energy supplier for 4 years in a row.
We also proudly enjoy a 5-star TrustPilot ranking from our customers.  We were named the Company that’s done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables at the REA Awards 2019, and most recently, our proudest award, that of Best Company to Work For.  Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus for Business, Kraken Technology, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy Services as well as our new net zero Centre – Octopus Centre for Net Zero. 
We recently secured over £500 million of investment from Origin, Australia’s largest Energy Company andTokyo Gas, to help us continue on our mission.
At Octopus, we’re looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity.
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