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Operations Support Specialist (Scheduling)

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Customer Service, Operations
Brighton, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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Octopus Energy Services is spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies; from smart meters and EV chargers; to low carbon heat pumps, home batteries, solar, and beyond. We deliver smart energy, low carbon solutions for our customers.
We’ve fallen head-over-heels with heat pumps - which provide an ultra-efficient, reliable alternative to gas boilers. Our Operations Support Specialists will learn all about them at our £10m training and R&D centre to then educate our customers on these magical systems. We are utilising Octopus Energy’s awesome tech power to make electric heating the smart, accessible and clean choice for every home in the UK.
At Octopus, the customer is at the heart of everything we do. As a vital point of contact for customers, our Operations Support team delivers the outrageous experience Octopus Energy customers love and expect.

What you'll do

  • Support customers on their heat pump journey from point of interest, to ability to purchase and beyond! This will include:
  • Liaise with our field team of surveyors & installers to help us arrange visits & meet demand; ensuring we can get to all our customers.
  • Manage inbound & outbound contact to customers regarding their survey & install visits.
  • Share available capacity for visits with our wider teams through effective management of installer & surveyor availability.
  • Schedule heat pump survey & install visits in the most efficient way for our field teams.
  • Report on field capacity & utilisation - helping us get the most out of our crews on the ground.
  • Demonstrate exceptional team-working and stakeholder support skills, seamlessly ensuring all contacts points and managed with quality and speed.
  • Provide excellent customer service during all customer, team and stakeholder interactions.
  • Identify and communicate developments to further enhance the customer experience.
  • Oversee a variety of support tasks that in turn aid our wider sales & customer experience teams to deliver top notch service.
  • Be an advocate for low carbon products and build a bank of knowledge to be trusted as an expert in responding to the varied needs of customers.
  • Support, where needed, customer progression into and through our sales journey, supporting uptake and conversion of orders to sales.
  • Potentially transition into helping customers directly with their install journey, post-sale.

What you'll need

  • Be an exceptional communicator, ensuring customers feel good about each and every conversation and are motivated to upgrade their heating system.
  • A keen eye for detail, capable of planning field team diaries in the most efficient way and quickly resolving any scheduling or logistics conflicts.
  • A “Can-do” mindset with excellent problem-solving skills. You think on your feet to act quickly and efficiently.
  • Empathy - our field based team face challenges such as traffic and bad weather; customers with busy lives don’t want to be sat in waiting all day for their appointment - your understanding of their situations will help you make the right decisions.
  • Proven track record of excellent customer experience.
  • Excellent listening skills and decision making skills to ensure the best outcomes for consumers.
  • A start up / entrepreneurial mind-set being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business.
  • A constant focus on improving and developing personally and within a business.
  • Experience with talking to customers about their needs and the ability to manage technical interactions (supported by our technical team).

Why else you'll love it here

  • Salary: £24,300
  • Working days: Mon-Fri
  • This is a flexible role with scope to support across all our low carbon tech offerings in the future. We want people who are just as crazy about sustainable technology as we are so you might be team heat pumps today, solar tomorrow - the sky (literally) is the limit! You’ll take on a variety of tasks that will likely evolve over time, to keep things interesting! Currently, shifts range from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri but this may be subject to change in the future.
  • Share options in Octopus Energy Group
  • 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!
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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.