Offshore Wind Commercial Director

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-10-12

Category: energy

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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 @

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.

As part of the wider Octopus Energy group, Octopus Energy Renewables [OEGEN] 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, we have grown to become a major investor in renewable power in Europe. We currently manage an increasingly global portfolio of renewable energy assets. The operational portfolio includes over 350 energy generating companies.

We are establishing ourselves within the offshore wind environment and have made several investments into the sector, including a share in Hornsea 1, one of the world’s largest operational offshore wind farms and Simply Blue Energy, a leading developer of floating offshore wind. Offshore wind is a key strategic growth area for OEGEN – we have huge ambitions for the sector and are raising dedicated capital for investment within the sector.

About the role 

You will be a key member of the OEGEN wind team which is focused on investing in and managing wind projects and development platforms. The successful candidate will focus primarily on the Western Europe offshore wind market where OEGEN is currently focused but will be expected to cover new emerging markets (e.g., US, East Asia).

We are looking for a pro-active and self-starting senior team member who has a strong sense of ownership, and “can do” attitude, and who is able to work both individually and as part of a team, can mentor team members and can represent the team both externally on SPV boards and to senior internal stakeholders.

An ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of all key commercial and financial aspects of offshore wind farm management and have a proven track record in assessing and managing risks and compliance of offshore wind farm. You will be expected to lead on all commercial and financial aspects of the management of existing and future offshore wind investments, working closely with the Technical Director, Offshore Wind. You may also be asked to get involved in selected aspects of the due diligence of new offshore wind investment opportunities.

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.

Outline of Responsibilities

  • Performing director responsibilities for assigned investments, including compliance and performance monitoring, preparation and presentation of investor reporting, tracking material counterparties’ performance
  • Manage and oversee financial and commercial performance across the offshore wind portfolio, ensuring delivery of accurate and reliable reporting from the various teams working across the portfolio
  • Lead the commercial interface at external and internal board level   
  • Lead the interface between fund management and asset management teams across a variety of financial processes including asset valuations, fund reporting, budgeting and investment assumptions
  • Driving the delivery of commercial strategy and contract management across the wind portfolio
  • Take possession of issue resolution incl. commercial decision making and approvals from the relevant investment committee as appropriate
  • Engage with investment teams on new deals to in the process preparing the asset management teams for asset on-boarding and, if required, to help assess commercial issues during diligence 
  • Review and critically analyse the management accounts of the project companies, reporting any issues to senior management and approving write offs as necessary.
  • Required Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience is required, in an offshore wind focused role, preferably from an investor, developer or operator of offshore wind farms
  • A strong commercial background, familiarity with wind financial modelling and perform project appraisal using several methodologies, including NPV, cost/benefit and IRR analysis
  • Knowledge of the wind market, including experience of typical project contractual frameworks (including TSMAs, PPAs, BoP and OEM contracts) and relevant regulatory environments
  • Exceptional organizational skills and be able to evidence managing complex workloads in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to train and support others
  • A strong understanding and ability to represent investors on offshore wind farms coupled with a “real-world” perspective of known issues in offshore wind.
  • Strong commercial mindset, able to understand the commercial impact of issues on potential investments and the potential to own increasing degrees of decision making.
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