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Investment Administrator

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 21, 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 £7bn billion in renewable energy assets.
Our operational portfolio consists of more than three hundred 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 sits at the heart of OEGENs Investment team and is responsible for overseeing the investment administration and committee secretariat functions alongside ensuring the associated governance and compliance processes operate smoothly. This role is responsible for ensuring the right level of general administrative support is provided to the Investment team on a day-to-day basis. This role should challenge the status quo and seek to continually identify and implement operational improvements, either through process enhancements or using technology. It should be flexible to picking up new challenges as the business develops and grows.

What you'll do

  • Support the Investment Team through deal completion processes; includes document review and data room management, and company secretarial support, including document completion and collation
  • Complete the relevant KYC (Know Your Customer) checks for relevant counterparties in conjunction with the Compliance function using Dun & Bradstreet
  • Provide committee secretariat functions for the Investment Committee and Allocations Committee including diarising meetings and ensuring quorate, collating papers, preparing agendas and writing minutes, tracking and monitoring actions to ensure committees are operating efficiently and effectively
  • Providing support to the shared management of the general email inbox, completing tasks such as management of document sign off (digital and wet ink) and approval and handling incoming enquiries in a professional and helpful manner
  • Work closely with other members of the Business Operations Team, including the Operations Assistant, Onboarding Coordinator and Executive Assistant to understand their roles and be able to cover and support team members during leave and periods of work overflow and ensure appropriate presence in the office
  • Manage any ad-hoc requests from around the business that requires OEGEN input (e.g. information requests)
  • Contribute ideas for ensuring that the business remains one that everyone wants to work for and no-one wants to leave

What you'll need

  • Familiarity with investment processes and/or M&A or have worked in a similar professional environment
  • Experience and understanding of working and helping coordination with lawyers and company secretaries
  • Experience of managing internal committees and recording minutes & actions
  • Experience with compliance processes such as KYC and AML
  • Highly organised with a high work rate, able to thrive in a busy environment juggling multiple competing priorities
  • Capable of organising and coordinating multiple requests and high volumes of documentation
  • Experience with digital e-signing platforms such as DocuSign
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information (e.g. regarding fund, investment and investor information)
  • Have a high level of attention to detail and confidence to challenge potential errors
  • Flexibility is essential, in terms of the need to switch activities to meet team members’ needs
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team player
  • Must be curious and seek to learn and improve whilst instilling automated and digital solutions wherever appropriate
  • High level proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Proactive, approachable and friendly manner
  • A genuine interest in renewables, environment, net zero and/or sustainability would be ideal

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.