Network Engineer

Number of employees

3800

Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-08

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

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 platform growth we are now looking for an exceptional person to provide a wide range of services to new and existing clients and work closely with them on both long-term strategy as well as playing an active role in implementing Energy Infrastructure projects.

This is an exciting and challenging position for the right candidate. We are looking for someone with a strong network engineering background. The Network Engineer will be responsible for uniforming and maintaining our existing estate as well as attending meetings and collaborating with other engineers to design network arrangements for integration into our commercial and industrial sites. The ideal candidate will have experience in network architecture design, network security, configuration and troubleshooting.

 

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, develop and oversee the networking aspects of integration and onboarding of the KrakenFlex system on green energy assets. These can range from transmission connected battery and solar plants to smaller distributed energy resources
  • Take over the existing estate, uniform and maintain the networking aspects
  • Attend meetings with customers to support our electrical design engineers in discussing networking requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Electrical Engineering team to integrate the network design into our commercial and industrial integrations.
  • Develop and maintain network architecture design documents, including network topology diagrams, IP address schema, and VLANs
  • Ensure network security and compliance with industry best practices and regulations
  • Troubleshoot network issues, identify root causes, and implement solutions
  • Monitor network performance and proactively identify potential issues
  • Interface with company IT and Operations for best practice alignment
  • Implement initiatives us to be industry leading in cyber security and modern security practices
  • Recommend and implement network upgrades, enhancements, and new technologies

  • What you'll need

  • Proven experience in network architecture design, implementation, and troubleshooting
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and technologies, including TCP/IP, VLANs, routing, switching, and VPNs
  • Experience with network security technologies and best practices, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, and access control

  • It would be great if you had

  • Familiarity with network monitoring and management tools, such as Wireshark, SNMP, and Cisco Prime
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant certifications, such as CCNP, CCIE, or CISSP, are a plus.
  • Worked in the energy industry or industrial control before.
  • Worked in the IoT (Internet of Things) domain

  • 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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