Position: Associate

Job type: 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.

Here at Octopus Energy we are passionate about making a positive impact. We’re changing the landscape of energy with our innovative products and services, each designed to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy system and economy.

Octopus Energy Generation (OEGen) is leading the way in disrupting the renewable generation market, bringing new and exciting business models to fruition as well as continuing to invest heavily in renewable projects at a global scale. We take a fresh approach to development; working with partners, landowners, businesses, and investors to deliver new and innovative business models to help drive down the cost of energy. We believe in a world where the cheapest electron is the greenest electron, but also the most locally consumed electron.

Our recent investments in generation and energy have set the stage for our next phase of dramatic growth and now we’re looking to expand our OEGen teams around Europe, specifically in countries where we have or will have a retail supply business alongside the potential to massively scale our portfolio of generation assets. Initially, this means France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

To secure future pipeline of construction and operational renewable projects and to help shape these projects we are focusing our funds at developers and development assets in these key markets. By investing into, partnering with or acquiring pipeline from developers we can have the most impact.

We’re looking for an experienced and innovative leader in search of a fast moving and enriching role to join us at the heart of the green energy revolution.

What you’ll do
  • Establish OEGen in the local market as the “go to” partner of choice for developers big and small and by doing so, rapidly create a pipeline of opportunities for OEGen to fund
  • Innovate in origination – challenge the accepted wisdom for how deals need to be done and build a business that can scale quickly
  • Develop new propositions for developers that play to OE’s strengths as a differentiated investor
  • Oversee the relationships with these developers as the deals progress and support the London based team on the execution of the deal through application of local knowledge and commercial negotiations.
  • Work with development platforms to challenge the status quo for how development in your local market can be delivered so that we can bring assets through the development cycle more quickly
  • Be empowered to grow the business in ways that deliver OEGens global ambitions whilst reflecting the opportunities specific to your country.
  • Deliver the Octopus integrated energy model by bringing significant volume of green electrons to our retail business and embedding Kraken Flex technology

What you’ll need
  • The ambition to build an innovative business that challenges the status quo across everything from how projects will be developed to how they may be funded and how you can originate new opportunities.
  • Country specific knowledge and network in the energy industry that will unlock development pipeline
  • An understanding of the renewables development process but not necessarily a development background
  • Proven experience building high performing teams
  • Experience structuring and negotiating deals in the sector
  • Although you will be supported from London, you will need to be prepared to work autonomously and on your own initially.
  • A passion for sustainability
  • Strong communication skills! Octopus operates a very flat structure so you will be exposed to all areas of the business - being able to communicate internally in an effective manner is critical

If this all sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

At Octopus, we’re looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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