Electrical Engineer at Octopus Energy
🔭 Our mission & vision
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change.
Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.
We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.
As we enter the stage of rapid commercialisation and customer account growth we are now looking for an exceptional person to help us work with stakeholders to develop our DSR pipeline. We contract directly with flexibility customers and device owners as well as manufacturers and electricity suppliers, so we are looking for someone with the technical skills in the installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware (some of which is virtualized) at our client sites, working with our technical and commercial teams.
You will be joining a team that is innovative and engineering-focused, with a culture that fosters collaboration, fluidity and the application of fresh and original thinking to the creation of a new energy system. Ideally, you have experience in installing hardware with an electrical engineering focus — but more than any specific experience, the most important criteria for success will be your talent, energy and passion to help build and shape the future within a collaborative, agile, community-based environment.What you'll do This role will work under the supervision of a senior professional engineer in the design of hardware, software and control solutions to meet specification.You will have ownership and leadership of delegated projects/tasks.You will research into new and emerging technologies/devices and capture and document detailed requirements. Our current device range includes UPS, batteries, PV systems, heating and cooling systems, and EV’s.You will undertake evaluation of potential technical solutions and development of design solutions.You will liaise with suppliers and produce detailed technical specifications for procured items.You will undertake installation, testing and certification of devices on client sites across the UK, so some travel is expected.What you'll need Relevant commercial experienceBachelors, Masters, or PhD in Electrical Engineering or similar fieldProven experience in networked hardware installation and hardware operations supportFamiliarity with one or more of the following: computer programming, command line tools, computer networking, and the Modbus Protocol Ability to travel to work with partners, customers and colleagues in other offices (with a clean drivers license) Familiarity with hardware product development (Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, etc.)A drive to get things done in a collaborative, agile development environment 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 we're 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 Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsWondering 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!
Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.
If 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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