Low Carbon

Asset Manager

Join Low Carbon as they are looking for a Asset Manager

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon creates renewable energy to fight climate change. We’re building a net-zero energy company that will power tomorrow and protect the planet for future generations.

Low Carbon was established in 2011 with one goal in mind: to make the biggest contribution possible in the fight against climate change. The aim is to play a key role in the historic effort to move the world to 100% renewable energy.

We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation, and recognized as gold standard for environmental impact. Low Carbon’s climate ambitions are to become one of the world’s first major net-zero energy companies and to have created 20GW of new renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Low Carbon has formed a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to build a leading global renewable energy Independent Power Producer. Low Carbon is committed to the development, investment and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.

With a significant international renewable energy pipeline in development, Low Carbon is well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases. 

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon. We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change. It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

Low Carbon is on a mission. Together, we will power tomorrow.

The Asset Management Team

Our Asset Management team has built a reputation for quality of service in the Renewable Energy Asset Management business.  We are one of the largest providers in the UK and we have a strong team of asset managers, technical managers and financial accountants set up in London and Exeter.

We are looking for someone to join as an Asset Manager in our Exeter team. You'll be based at our state-of-the-art offices at Oxygen House, Exeter, where you'll benefit from an environment designed around sustainability and employee wellbeing - including an on-site gym and an excellent restaurant with complimentary meals!

The team in Exeter is a small close-knit group, experts in managing solar parks and wind farms, and provide an impressive level of service to our clients.  We are looking for a new member of the team as we expand to take on more sites. You'll learn the role from the ground up, getting to know the sites that we manage and the clients we support.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about renewable energy, who has a positive attitude and is adept at building strong client relationships.

Role Description

The Asset Manager will be part of the Asset Management department, working within a portfolio team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing commercial agreements and the compliance of the SPV and the contractors with their contractual obligations
  • Coordination of the formal reporting to the investors by liaising with the Site Management, Operational Performance and Finance Management functions
  • Relationship Management with third party and internal owners
  • Supporting in the preparation of the annual operating budgets
  • Lead tendering and procurement activities with support of external advisers as appropriate
  • Manage the offsite relationship with the landlords and/or residents and other community relations
  • Manage the relationship with the O&M contractor with a range of sites under your control
  • Accurate logging & reporting of all incidents, remedial actions and resolutions
  • Identify issues causing under-performance and to support the Performance team on the production of investigative reports to identify root cause and suggested mitigation
  • Use SCADA and BI Tools for the purposes of understanding and analysing performance
  • Visit company sites to assess status and conditions
  • Support the Senior and Portfolio Asset Managers and support in the onboarding of new Assets and clients

Person Specification

  • A self-starter with a passion for the renewable energy industry, desire for success and the willingness to challenge the status quo in order to maximise assets’ ROI safely following best practise guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build rapport quickly and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholder groups including OEMs, contractors and clients
  • Professionalism, the ability to understand and manage client expectations and deliver high quality service
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision when interfacing with stakeholders but also able to work with all members of the Low Carbon and external client teams as and when necessary, to implement initiatives to maximise revenues and optimise performance
  • Robust and resilient character with the ability to operate optimally within a fast-paced, private equity-backed environment

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering or a commercial discipline
  • A demonstrable track record of successfully managing commercial agreements in the electricity industry and experience of setting and managing budgets
  • A good knowledge of the UK and/or European electricity markets, including contacts with market players, experience of subsidy mechanisms and the relevant administrative processes, and clear understanding of the regulatory principles of the UK and/or European markets
  • Excellent Excel and Database skills, comfortable with manipulating large data sets and data analysis to support commercial decision making

Our Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Annual Bupa Health Check
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • EV Car scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Sodexo for commercial discounts and perks