Growth & Strategy Internship - Kraken Utilities

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-12

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

Kraken is the technology tentacle of the Octopus Energy Group. 

At Kraken Technologies we're looking to revolutionise the energy system to make power cheaper, greener, and better for people around the world. Our tech platform ‘Kraken’ is already licensed to support 50 million customer accounts globally, and we aim to serve 100 million by 2027.

Octopus’ cloud software technology platform Kraken Tech offers utility clients end-to-end customer management through one simple solution aimed at helping utilities and their customers transition into a decarbonised future. 

Our team

We’re currently charging our platform to serve the water and broadband industries and have created a new team; Kraken Utilities. This team has already signed 4 clients; Severn Trent, Leep, Portsmouth Water, and Cuckoo.

We are looking to bring on a part-time intern to work on a specific project to help us scope out the water asset space, looking closely at how water companies monitor their infrastructure and assets (water pipes, sensors etc). Your role will be to discover what opportunities are available in this industry, and what the shortfalls may be. 

You will work closely with our growth and strategy team, reporting into the growth lead. The role will allow a high level of autonomy, so we are looking for someone who is a self-starter and can work proactively. 

We are aiming for this person to start ASAP and will work part-time for 1-2 days a week (hours can be flexible around your study) for a duration of 3 months. Our aim will be to have you coming into our London office once a fortnight to collaborate with the team in person - although this is not a requirement. 

Location: Remote / occasionally London office
Duration: Part-time 1-2 days a week for 3 months 
Pay: London Living Wage

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:

  • You will take ownership of a new project to scope out the water asset space, helping us understand what opportunities are available in this area.
  • It will also be important for you to analyse the potential pitfalls and pain points within the water asset space. 
  • Naturally your role will involve a lot of research and communication with team members. 
  • You will present your findings back to the Growth Lead, and this information may be used to directly influence how we decide to proceed.
  • What you'll need:

  • We’re looking for someone who is currently studying their MBA in a suitable business related field. 
  • Ideally this person will have existing consulting or finance experience. 
  • A big bonus would be some water industry experience. 
  • Someone who is available to work part-time (1-2 days a week) during their study. 
  • A passion for sustainability and renewable energy, a love for problem-solving, an eye for detail and an interest in trying new things.  
  • Above all, we’re looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and who isn’t afraid to think differently and challenge the status quo. 
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