Portfolio ESG Analyst 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.

OE Generation is one of Europe’s leading and most experienced specialist renewable energy and transition investors, investing since 2010 and our energy investment, portfolio and asset management team of over 100 professionals are one of the most experienced in Europe. The team is structured to support our rapid growth ambitions and long-term ownership of energy assets.

We are committed to best-in-class responsible investment activity, offering like-minded investors the means and products to invest their capital sustainably. It is our ambition to change the entire energy lifecycle and make every green electron matter, delivering the best outcomes for customers, investors, the environment and society, accelerating the transition to net zero.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about sustainable investing, interested in all matters “ESG” and has strong analytical and quantitative skills to join our growing team in London, and help us to drive forward a data led approach to sustainable investing. The regulatory environment demands that our approach to sustainable investment is quantifiable as well as rigorous and this role will support us deliver best in class portfolio and asset management, investor reporting and disclosures. Although the role will have exposure across all investments, this role will have a particular focus on working directly with the Asset Management team and appointed service providers for our construction and operational infrastructure assets.What you'll do Be responsible for driving a systemised approach to collection, storing and calculation of data from our renewable energy asset investments. This includes counterparty data and KPIs in line with SFDR. Your role will involve defining templates, calculation tools, reporting platforms and implementing these into a system that will meet the needs of a scaling business.Keep up to date with an evolving regulatory environment, ensuring at all times our data collection approach is fit for purposeForm brilliant stakeholder relationships with those that need to provide data, working directly with counterparties and asset managers. This will include regular ESG reviews and assessments to ensure compliance with requirements and development of a counterparty monitoring platform.Understand carbon footprint calculation methodology and data gathering to produce scope1, 2 and 3 information for our fundsBuild an understanding of the EU Taxonomy to enable assessment including work on climate risk assessments for our investmentsSupport onboarding new assets into our funds, following up on outstanding actions, ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilledSupport on assessing potential new investments against our ESG requirements for renewable energy infrastructure to ensure ESG risks are mitigated, obligations met and opportunities for driving impact are identified. This includes ensuring data requirements are included in contractual negotiations.Work with counterparties on ideas for asset level impact initiatives e.g. Biodiversity projects, Community projects.Use information to form exciting and interesting stories in the form of case studies to our investors as well as contributing to investor annual and quarterly reports through ESG metrics and regulatory disclosuresWhat you'll needA genuine interest in renewables, environment, net zero and/or sustainability with 1 to 5 years work experience in ESG and/or sustainable finance.Some familiarity and interest in sustainability frameworks and third-party guidelines (SFDR, TCFD, SASB, UN SDG, PRI, etc)Some experience of carbon foot printing would be advantageousNumerate and data drivenPrevious experience of working with data sets, identifying and implementing data tools / reporting platforms (e.g. Power Bi) and experience of improving the way things are done in relation to dataHighly organised with a high work rate, able to thrive in a busy environment juggling multiple competing prioritiesProactive, approachable and friendly manner. Flexible in approach and able to support others as necessary.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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