Construction Asset Manager at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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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.

Octopus Energy Generation (OEGEN) sources, invests in, and actively manages a wide range of utility scale energy assets. We are looking to expand our team as we continue to scale our investments base.

Since entering the renewables market in 2010, OEGEN has grown to become a leading investor in onshore wind throughout mainland Europe, the largest investor of solar power in Europe, and recently entered the offshore wind stage. We currently manage a global portfolio of over £3bn renewable energy assets.

The operational portfolio includes over three hundred energy generating companies, delivering revenue of more than £450m pa. The operational activities include wind farms, solar power parks, gas fired peaking generators and soon to be energy storage and hydrogen. Our energy investment and asset management team of c.100 professionals are one of the largest and most experienced in Europe. The team is structured to support our rapid growth ambitions and long-term ownership of energy assets.

We are looking for an experienced Construction Asset Manager to work within our asset management function, with a focus on new wind farm construction. Reporting to the Wind Asset Director you will advise and be accountable for all technical and construction issues from development, through construction and to handover to operations of our wind farm portfolio. The role will be London based and will require travel to sites within the UK and Europe.What you'll do Ownership of all aspects of OEGEN’s wind construction projects with health, safety, environment and ESG being paramount.Involvement in selection of contractors, appointment and oversight of advisors and the wider supply chain. Includes contract scoping and negotiation support. Delivery of schemes so expectations are met and exceeded with regards to quality, timeliness, budget control, permitting and stakeholder engagement.Development, oversight, and management of the construction risk register.Identify and prioritize construction risks and opportunities and manage programme to mitigate and realize the same.Work closely with our Investment Team to assess new construction assets being considered for acquisition, including critiquing and summarizing reports from advisors, developers, and sellers.Support and engage with the business on projects issues and initiatives across all technology types if required.Advise the Commercial Asset Managers on the technical/construction aspects of commercial issues and negotiations.Investigate the root causes of construction underperformances and issues affecting the asset and advise on potential innovative solutions.Read, critique, and summarise all reports from supply chain such as EPC contractors, asset managers or owner’s engineers.Prepare regular progress, management, and lender board reports. Support and report on all compliance aspects of grid, planning and other permits.Engage with the commercial team in scoping due diligence for transactions such as bank financing, sale of assets.Develop best in market Scope of Work documents that can be used as standard on all OEGEN schemes.What you'll needExperience of wind farm and energy construction project management oversight roles, including a good knowledge of the wind industry and contractual frameworks.Knowledge of HSEQ associated with construction and operations.Knowledge of wind construction gained from time served as construction site manager or project manager. Experience of key technology utilised in wind power generation having preferably worked with Tier 1 Original Equipment Manufacturers, being cognisant of technology trends and innovation.Comfortable interpreting engineering drawings, specifications, project programmes and GANNT charts, procedures, permits and tender documents as well as contracts commercials, cash flows, invoicing, cost control and risk analysis and mitigations.Ability to prioritise to meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously.Flexibility and “can do” attitude.Willingness to train, mentor, and support others.Able to critically examine and question information from a variety of sources.High commercial and numerical acumen.Why else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadershipVisit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIf this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across 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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