Data Analyst (Renewables)Octopus Energy

London, UK 22-10-2023
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.

The role
Octopus buys power directly from wind, solar and hydro sites all over the UK (and soon all over the world). This allows us to supply our customers with green electricity, straight from the source.

We’re looking for an Analyst to support us as we sign contracts to buy power from more and bigger renewable generators. This Analyst will lead on pricing, risk management and performance monitoring. This will all be done with a view to paying a fair price to renewable generators, and delivering green electricity to Octopus customers at the lowest possible cost.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for using data to enable the transition to renewable energy. And will be comfortable with all the moving parts and complexity that come with the energy industry.

The team

This role will sit within the Octopus Energy Procurement team. However, this is not a typical Energy Procurement team. Instead of working in large, siloed teams, our trading, risk, forecasting and data science functions work closely together. We use technology to maintain a lean operation as the company grows. We focus on the big problems and give people the autonomy and resources to find innovative solutions.

What you'll do

    • Create processes to track performance from contracting through to delivery, identifying areas for improvement.
    • Quantify and categorise risks in Octopus’s renewable energy origination processes.
    • Improve and maintain pricing tools, taking risks and historical performance into account.Develop custom pricing proposals that are mutually beneficial to Octopus and renewable generators.
    • Work with the Forecasting Team to help Improve and maintain models for forecasting wind, solar and hydro generation at the level of the individual site.
    • Support the development of innovative commercial structures between Octopus's supply business and Octopus Energy Generation
    • Develop alerting for generator outages or reduced performance.Work with other teams at Octopus, including Strategy, Finance, Generation, Business, Hydrogen and many more.
    • Support Octopus businesses in other countries by sharing experience and best practices.

What you'll need

    • Passion for renewables and the energy transition.
    • Desire to explore complex systems and an ability to learn fast.
    • Ability to communicate complicated concepts in a way that everyone can understand.
    • Commercial awareness and financial literacy to identify and understand the problems that need solving.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of data design, data modelling, data management and data visualisation.
    • Experience with a scripting language (ideally Python).
    • Experience writing complex queries in SQL, analysing large datasets and building reports and dashboards.

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
    • Visit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
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.


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