Heating Support Engineer - Office Based

Number of employees

3800

Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-02

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

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.

Have you built extensive domestic heat pump installation knowledge and experience on the tools and are now looking for a change of direction into helping and coaching people in a cosy office environment? If so, we have a great opportunity for you!

We’re expanding our Heat Pump sales and support team and we're looking for an experienced heating engineer, who will be responsible for office based support for our sales and install coordination teams.  Using your in depth knowledge of domestic heating systems and set up you will help the team progress customers through our survey and sales journey.  You’ll answer technical questions, provide ongoing training and coach others on how to deal with varied technical queries. You will be based in our welcoming and modern Manchester City Centre office and work directly with our internal low carbon product survey, sales & install support teams to make sure we can deliver on our aim of installing thousands of heat pump systems into domestic properties across the country.

Mentoring the teams to help them build their own knowledge whilst leaning in and providing solutions to customers' questions in a key part of the role. You do not need any sales experience but you will be great at communicating with non-technical sales people to translate clearly the messages they may need to cascade to customers. You will also support, where needed, with talking to our customers when they need that additional technical reassurance.  Your role is being a technical expert, being an excellent communicator and having the ability to develop people to advance their own knowledge and competence.

We’re looking for people with high technical installation experience in heat pumps, a genuine skill for helping others and a passion for bringing to life the benefits of low carbon heating. Additionally, having rigour and confidence to make accurate decisions, knowing that the satisfaction and experience of our customers is at stake, is an absolute must.

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

  • Lead on ensuring surveys that pass through to a sales quote are technically viable for installation based on the criteria at that time
  • Continually review and revise our technical check and support process to ensure its always fit for purpose and we maximise efficiency as the business scales
  • Support the sales team to diligently develop how they respond to customer questions where technical informations and answers are needed 
  • Ensure technical rigour is applied at any stage where we see risk in our ability to install
  • Ensure we provide outstanding customer service, make it easy for customers to navigate our interest to install pipeline and sharing best practice opportunities throughout 
  • Develop training and support materials to upskill our teams through spotting development areas and lead of small technical projects that help us improve
  • Collaborate with other team members to share best practices and develop consistent approach to drive performance across all teams
  • Be an advocate for low carbon products and the need for decarbonisation in the UK domestic housing stock
  • What you'll need

  • To a fully trained technical expert in the world of heat pumps with a proven track record of installing of technically supporting installations
  • A ruthless focus on performance development and continuous improvement
  • A genuine passion for going above and beyond for customers
  • An ability to show a completer finisher mentality and an understanding of processes as a whole being able to see the why behind each section of the business and how that creates the entire vision 
  • A start up / entrepreneurial mind-set being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business 
  • Experience of coaching and/or developing others in a customer centric environment
  • 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. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership
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