R&D Product Development Lead 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.

We are looking for a Research and Development team lead with experience in project coordination and hardware development, to join an established R&D team working on products related to the electrification of domestic heating.

This is a versatile role, requiring planning and management of in-house design and assembly programs, making key decisions in software and electrical and mechanical hardware development, and coordination of third parties. What you'll do Work with mechanical and electrical design engineers to develop experimental concepts into certified productsDevise and maintain high level development schedules, as well as detailed work packages for R&D activitiesHave a thorough understanding of the product and ensure low-level design decisions are made in line with wider project goals in mindWork in the state-of-the-art Octopus Energy Research & Development CentreAppoint and manage third parties for specialist hardware supply and certification activitiesOversee procurement activities within the R&D team

What you'll needExperience in leading design and assembly teams to achieve milestones in fast paced project environmentsExposure to mechanical assembly methods in plumbing and sheet metal workExposure to domestic electrical assembly/installation methods  Knowledge of concepts and components in domestic plumbing and electricsAbility to read P&IDs and basic electrical schematicsAn understanding of software concepts and the ability to oversee software development tasks Willingness to learn new skills relevant to the electrification of heating technologies

It would be great if you hadDesign experience in a mechanical or electrical capacityQualified to Prince2 or equivalent project management frameworkKnowledge of thermodynamics Knowledge of refrigeration concepts and HVAC technologiesExperience in design for manufacture, fabrication/moulding techniquesExperience in certifying products to electrical appliance standards such as BS EN 60335, and meeting directives for CE/UKCA markingExperience using Linux operating systemsHands-on engineering experienceExperience using AutoCAD or SolidworksWhy 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 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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