Controls Engineer

Number of employees

3800

Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-10-23

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

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 have a number of exciting new offerings to launch to customers. We’re looking for an exceptional person to help us continuously deliver features that provide value to our customers. 

Our ideal candidate would be an individual who has experience working with Power Plant Controllers (PPC) or similar and is looking for a new challenge. We operate a highly agile development approach, giving wide scope to be involved with hands-on system-design, product development, deployment and operations.

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.

What you'll do

  • Design, build and maintain control systems for renewable asset sites (battery, solar, wind)
  • Help build a team to facilitate our rapid growth 
  • Work closely with our engineering team and partners to design the next generation of renewable generation sites 
  • Facilitate the design, testing, commissioning, and go live support of our sites 
  • Production of engineering design packs (specifications, drawings, testing and commissioning documentation)
  • Supporting on-call team for out of hours issues
  • What you'll need

  • 2+ years of industry experience in control systems design on renewable energy sites
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following:
  • Power Plant Control Systems
  • Designing/programming a control and data acquisition system with one of the industry recognised  PLC technology platforms (e.g. Schneider Electric, Siemens, Allen-Bradley etc.)
  • Familiarity with industry standard communication protocols (Modbus, CANBUS, DNP3, IEC61400)
  • Experience in taking a large scale battery site from design inception to go live 
  • Experience of Grid Compliance (G99/Grid Code etc)
  • Experience of coordinating and managing designs with external vendors and contractors
  • A proven ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • Experience setting up, managing, and supporting a fast paced team
  • Communication skills working with a range of technical and non technical stakeholders
  • Knowledge of industry trends in technologies 
  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering 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 Benefits
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