Project Manager

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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 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 a stage of rapid commercialisation and growth, we’re looking for a Project Manager to drive delivery of a number of customer asset onboarding projects. The aim of each project is to successfully onboard new customers and each of their assets (such as grid scale batteries and large energy assets) onto our Software as a Service Platform.Working into the Lead Delivery Manager, the Project Manager will be accountable for ensuring each of the customer asset onboarding projects assigned to them runs smoothly and delivers to plan. They will coordinate between multiple external parties; ensure stakeholders are kept up to date with progress, with risks & issues clearly communicated.  What you'll do Plan, monitor and proactively manage a set of customer onboarding projects, implementing best practice and best in class toolsets.Attend project kick-off meetings with the customer, and lead the creation of a realistic plan and statement of work to describe the scope and milestones of the projectCoordinate internal and external team members to drive delivery of the project Proactively manage stakeholder expectations, and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders on a regular basisProactively manage risks and communicate any issues and mitigation strategies clearly to stakeholders, removing blockers and impediments to delivery where possiblePost-transition, manage any customer support and engagement activities, ensuring customer issues and queries are resolved within SLA and to the customers satisfactionWhat you'll needProject management experience in lean or agile organisationsExperience dealing with corporate customers, setting and managing expectations and effectively dealing with issues.Familiarity with agile software product development processesExcellent communication skills showing the ability to summarise complex problems and recommend concise plans of action.Self motivated with an eye for detail, with a very clear and organised approach to deliveryA drive to get things done in a collaborative fashion, with a proven ability to perform well in a fast-paced environmentIt would be great if you hadFormal project or programme management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2; Certified Scrum Master; Kanban Management Professional; SAFe)Experience in the energy sector would be an advantageA passion for our mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution!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  Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIdeally 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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