Operations Director

Number of employees

3800

Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-15

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Director

Salary

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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 @ 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.

At Octopus Energy Services we are the install power that unlocks Low Carbon Technology in homes across the UK. Our team of thousands of engineers are specialists in delivering Heat Pumps, Solar PV and EV chargers - to help transform UK households into the 100% green smart homes of the future. Our team is at the forefront of delivering the incredible customer experience that Octopus prides itself on. Octopus Energy Services is growing incredibly quickly.  We’re focused on delivering great service to customers today while also building the tech and processes to scale into the future.

We're on the lookout for an Operations Director who will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and collaborate closely with the Delivery Director on energy efficiency obligations, such as the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) Scheme.

This is a hybrid role with travel to both our London and Brighton offices!

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 Implementation Risk Assessment: Lead the team in generating and delivering energy efficiency measures in homes of those most in need, ensuring compliance with regulations and operational excellence while identifying potential risks associated with implementation.
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance Oversight: Oversee quality assurance and compliance on measures generated under the ECO Scheme, working to translate regulations into effective working practices and assessing risks for impact and likelihood.
  • Team Management for Standards: Manage the quality assurance team responsible for ensuring high standards in measure delivery and run the compliance team to ensure adherence to scheme rules, implementing risk mitigation strategies as needed.
  • Innovative Process Enhancement: Innovate with tools and techniques to enhance efficiency and speed of processes while maintaining quality standards and addressing identified risks effectively.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving: Collaborate with the Delivery Director to address challenges, explore opportunities, and implement strategies with delivery partners, considering risk implications.
  • Continuous System Improvement: Continuously improve operational systems for enhanced scheme delivery effectiveness, incorporating risk management practices into daily operations.
  • Progress Reporting and Analysis: Report progress to the leadership team, including key performance indicators related to measure delivery, compliance rates, cost efficiency, and risk management effectiveness.
  • Financial Oversight and Audit Leadership: Manage financial aspects by overseeing supplier payments and leading auditing activities conducted by regulators, company auditors, or third-party bodies with a focus on risk assessment.
  • What you'll need

  • Excellent decision-making skills, strategic thinking, and problem-solving abilities to address operational challenges and drive continuous improvement.
  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably within the energy sector or similar regulated industries.
  • A background in overseeing quality assurance and compliance processes.
  • Proven ability to identify potential risks associated with implementation and develop effective risk mitigation strategies.
  • Creative thinking and innovative mindset to enhance efficiency and speed of operational processes.
  • Experience managing financial aspects, including overseeing supplier payments and leading auditing activities.
  • Proficiency in progress reporting and analysis, including tracking key performance indicators related to measure delivery, compliance rates, cost efficiency, and risk management effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate complex information to leadership and stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
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