Investment Associate

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-02-08

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

As part of the wider Octopus Energy group, Octopus Energy Generation sources, invests in and actively manages a range of utility scale renewable energy assets. We are looking to expand our team as we continue to scale our investments base of c£6bn.

Since entering the renewables market in 2010, Octopus Energy Generation has grown to become the largest investor of solar power in Europe and a leading investor in onshore wind. We currently manage an increasingly global portfolio of renewable energy assets. The operational portfolio includes over 250 energy generating companies, delivering revenue in excess of £250m pa. 

Having originated, invested and managed assets in the renewable energy sector for over a decade, our energy investment and asset management team of c.100 professionals is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe. The team is structured for scale and long-term ownership of energy assets.

What you'll do

  • Join an expanding team as we accelerate our pace of new investments
  • Work closely with other collegiate team members
  • Assist and help build origination streams
  • Assist in evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities across solar, wind and other renewable technologies - project evaluation, project management, relationship management, internal management, negotiation, due diligence
  • Contribute to and/or own specific investment strategies
  • What you'll need

  • Be a team player with the confidence to exercise judgement appropriately, engaging with colleagues at all levels of seniority
  • Some transaction experience would be great! Preferably in Renewables / Infrastructure / Energy sector from working at a fund manager, investment bank, project finance lender, industrial or in transactions advisory
  • Analytical and Excel financial modelling skills
  • Prior equity lead experience is a plus, however we are open-minded to find the right candidate with the aptitude and intention and transferable skills
  • Languages - German highly preferred
  • Commercial mindset; able to own investment decision making and understand the impact on potential investments
  • An ability to understand risks, reach a balanced appraisal of probability and impact, and build workable risk mitigation strategies
  • An ability to focus on the ultimate customer (the investors who trust us with their money) in all aspects of the role
  • Why you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? On a call with one of our recruiters, this is always something we 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! We will also ask your current salary - we want to let you know this upfront so you're comfortable talking about it on a call with us.
  • 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, 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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