Commercial Manager - Renewable Energy

Lead the commercial development of new PPA structures and renewable energy propositions in Bristol. Join OVO Energy in the forefront of the UK's renewable energy transition.

OVO Energy
OVO Energy
Bristol, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Flexible   Full Time   1001-5000   GBP 51k–65k   2 months ago

In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

You'll be at the forefront of the UK's renewable energy transition, making a real difference for our customers and our planet! Working with a team of energy experts - this is a great opportunity to use your expertise to deliver real commercial and climate value, in an exciting and expanding industry.

Where you'll work:

At OVO, we understand that a one size fits all approach doesn't work for everyone. That's why we created the OVO Way of Flexibility.

Ideally for this role, we are looking for someone who is Bristol or London based. You'll also have the flexibility to work from home.

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all abilities, gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you'll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here's how:

Working within OVO's Energy function, this role sits within the Renewable Energy Team. We're a team at the forefront of the energy transition, leading the charge to bring more renewable energy to our customers. This role sits within a team of experts on domestic renewable energy - who are leading OVO's work to develop market leading propositions and tariffs for customers with renewable generation technology like solar panels at home.

This role in a nutshell:

You'll lead on designing and delivering new Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) propositions and contract structures which drive value for OVO and our community of Renewable Generators. You'll be the commercial brains behind identifying, designing and delivering new and exciting PPA structures. Working with our propositions teams, you will also support the design of innovative renewable energy propositions for our customers. In addition to providing commercial support to the wider Renewable Energy team as required you'll also be a vocal advocate for PPA propositions that deliver value to our generators and our business in prioritisation and decision making.

Your key outcomes will be:

PPA Propositions:

  • Lead the commercial development of new PPA structures including working with the Origination team to identify market opportunities and ensure all new PPA structures meet generator and business needs.
  • Lead the delivery of valuation and pricing models for new PPA contract structures.
  • Project manage the delivery of new PPA structures including working with the wider renewable energy team to ensure that in life contract management processes are in place.
  • Lead the smooth transition of new PPA structures into BAU operations.

Consumer Propositions:

  • Be the Renewable Energy expert working with our wider propositions teams to deliver innovative customer facing renewable energy propositions

People Management:

  • Manage and develop a Commercial Analyst whose role will be to deliver the analysis and modeling tools needed to value and price all new PPA structures

You'll be a successful Commercial Manager - Renewable Energy here at OVO if you…

  • Experience working in the wholesale energy, renewables or similar sectors
  • Experience evaluating and designing new commercial propositions and contract structures
  • Strong commercial competence and modeling skills, with the ability to interpret market risks and trends, and translate them into value adding commercial decisions
  • Ideally, have experience using tools including GCP BigQuery and Python for commercial analysis and modeling
  • Understanding and appreciation of the needs of the customer, and strive to always put them first
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will need to be effective in collaborating with a variety of partners to achieve our collective goals
  • Ability to communicate with senior team members clearly and concisely, to ensure your commercial recommendations are understood and gain stakeholder support
  • Are focussed; you will need to be able to filter and prioritise ideas to deliver the best outcomes for our generators in a complex sector
  • A drive to learn and develop new skills; you will be a creative problem solver who thrives off direct responsibility
  • Take a hands-on approach: you should thrive with getting stuck into problems and taking responsibility for delivering solutions within a small hard-working team
  • Are a great teammate who thrives in an ambitious environment and a self-starter, comfortable working both autonomously and with colleagues to deliver team priorities

Let's talk about what's in it for you

We'll pay you between £51k and £65k, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You'll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there's flex pay. It's an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here's a taster of what's on offer:

For starters, you'll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your health

With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing

With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle

With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home

Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan, plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute

Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other's experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.

Oh, and one last thing...

We'd be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it's just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we're looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We'd still love to hear from you! If you have any additional requirements, there's a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.

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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 03, 2024


GBP 51k–65k

Bristol, United Kingdom



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