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Investment Director

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Octopus Energy Generation (OEGEN) is a leader in sourcing, investing in, and managing a wide range of utility-scale renewable energy assets. As we continue to expand our investment base, we are dedicated to building a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve.
Since our entry into the renewables market in 2010, OEGEN has achieved remarkable milestones, becoming a leading investor in onshore wind across mainland Europe, the largest investor of solar power in Europe, and recently venturing into offshore wind projects. Currently, we manage a global portfolio that’s close to £7 billion in renewable energy assets.
Our operational portfolio consists of more than 300 large scale energy-generating companies. We take pride in our wind farms, solar power plants, and upcoming projects in energy storage and hydrogen. To support our ambitious growth plans and long-term ownership of energy assets, we are expanding our team.
This role involves working from the office approximately three days per week, promoting flexibility.

What you'll do

  • Join an expanding team as we accelerate our pace of new investments
  • Originate, evaluate and execute new investment opportunities
  • Lead and oversee deals across solar, wind and renewable thermal technologies
  • Support and mentor team members of all levels, facilitating their development into deal leads, enhancing our collective expertise and leadership in the field. Be ultimately accountable for deals, providing senior oversight
  • Responsibilities may include leadership for select markets/strategies as well as shared responsibility with the rest of the team for pan-European deal origination and execution
  • Embrace people management responsibilities, coaching and developing other team members

What you'll need

  • Be a team player with the confidence to exercise judgement appropriately, engaging with colleagues at all levels of seniority.
  • Transaction experience in the Renewables / Infrastructure / Energy sector from working at a fund manager, investment bank, project finance lender, industrial or in transactions advisory.
  • While prior experience as an equity lead is beneficial, we highly value diverse perspectives and skills that enhance our team's effectiveness.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial modelling using Excel.
  • An understanding of financial valuation theories coupled with core accounting and tax skills and an ability to read financial statements confidently.
  • 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.
  • Project management and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of managing complex workloads in a fast-paced environment.
  • A self-starter attitude with tenacity, initiative and a willingness to commit to deliver the required results.
  • An ability to focus on the ultimate customer (the investors who trust us with their money) in all aspects of the role.
  • Ability to communicate with and influence a broad range of individuals, ranging from team members, project developers, landowners, project finance teams, lawyers, technical advisors, policymakers, the Octopus Investment Committee members and potential investors.
  • Fluency in Italian is a plus.
  • Italian market experience is a plus.

Why else 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
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
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.