Junior Commercial Asset Manager (Entry Level)
Octopus Energy
London, UK
6d ago

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.

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.

As part of the wider Octopus Energy group, Octopus Renewables ( OR ) sources, invests in and actively manages a range of utility scale renewable energy assets.

We are looking to expand our team as we continue to scale our investment base of c3.5bn.Since entering the renewables market in 2010, Octopus Renewables has grown to become the largest investor of solar power in Europe and a leading investor in onshore wind.

We currently manage an increasingly global portfolio of renewable energy assets. The operational portfolio includes over 250 energy generating companies, delivering revenue in excess of £250m pa.

Having originated, invested and managed assets in the renewable energy sector for over a decade, our energy investment and asset management team of c.

70 professionals is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe. The team is structured for scale and long-term ownership of energy assets.

The Junior Commercial Analyst / Associate will join the Octopus Renewables Asset Management Team with the role being focused on our portfolio of 1.

2GWp solar assets we manage across the UK and Europe. We are looking for a pro-active team member who has a strong sense of ownership.

The candidate should be able to work individually and as part of a team, as well as representing Octopus with 3rdparties.

What you’ll need : - University degree, 2.1 or above. Grade B or above in Maths or equivalent. - Entry level professional experience is desirable, but not required.

Relevant experience examples include Renewable Energy Asset Management, Strategy Consulting, or Commercial roles in the Energy industry.

Exceptional project management and organisational skills. - Ability to work collaboratively and exercise judgement appropriately, challenging and coordinating with colleagues and outsourced partners at all levels of seniority.

  • Strong commercial mindset.Ability to interpret multiple sources of information and form into a concise recommendation.- Understanding of basic concepts of accounting.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and a willingness to take ownership of multiple workstreams. What you’ll do : This role will provide extensive training by Senior Members of the Asset Management team allowing you to develop all the required skills to become an integral member of Octopus Renewables and support our mission.
  • Throughout your development you will learn all of the below and each responsibility will become a big part of your day to day duties.

    Reporting & governance : Reviewing and assessing reports provided by third parties relating to the commercial and operational performance of your projects.

    Weekly, monthly, and quarterly updates to internal and external stakeholders on operational and financial performance of solar entities.

    Planning and budgeting : Lead outsourced partners and inhouse finance teams to produce a profit and loss and capital expenditure budgets for operational assets.

    Oversee management of assets against these budgets and assume accountability for fund deliverables as approver of some smaller costs.

    Contract management : Apply and understand contracts relating to your portfolio covering Operations and Maintenance, Insurance, Asset Management and lender facilities.

    Provide clear recommendations as to how these agreements should be applied in specific circumstances to reach fair and achievable outcomes.

    Negotiate contracts for specific work packages or asset optimisation workstreams. Operational oversight & incident management : Liaise closely with outsourced partners to manage risks to production and safety.

    Act as client lead on minor incidents that occur and provide pragmatic recommendations to Directors for significant cases.

    Data analytics : Conduct analysis as required to provide concise explanations of deviations from production budget and identify opportunities for operational improvements such as strategic spares or adjustments to maintenance regimes.

    Project appraisal and financial modelling : Undertake financial modelling to build business cases for capital expenditure projects and asset optimisations taking fund objectives such as a consistent asset value and portfolio proceeds into consideration.

    Process development and implementation : Identify opportunities for improvements to the way our team and outsourced partners work.

    Providing clear recommendations to Directors & outsourced partners as to what proposed improvements are and implementing changes with lasting benefit.

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