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Programme Manager – Network Infrastructure

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Programme Manager – Network Infrastructure

ABOUT ZENOBE

Zenobē Energy was established to enable the transition to full zero carbon, non-polluting power and transport systems through the intelligent use of energy storage.

The company has established itself as a UK market leader in battery storage, with 225MW of operational and under construction grid-scale battery capacity and now is a leading firm in the financing and provision of turnkey solutions for electric vehicle fleets. The company has been consistently innovative since its founding in 2017, with major industry firsts in software development, market access, financing and solution provision. It is backed by leading strategic energy storage investors and is uniquely positioned to meet customer demands with innovative solutions. Having raised multiple rounds of equity funding since inception, one of the largest battery portfolios in operation and over 25%of the UK’s EV buses, we are a rapidly growing company looking for talented hires to drive further growth.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking to recruit a commercially and technically astute project management professional with experience in the battery storage market to support the growth the Network & Infrastructure businesses. The candidate will bring a good understanding of procurement, proposal and project management and construction, have a proven experience of working on large scale battery projects, and have the engineering capability and credibility to manage projects and bids.

Working with the Directors and other members of the BD team, the candidate will be able to manage the day to day aspects of the project and bid delivery from concept to project completion. The role integrates with team members in procurement, legal, finance, engineering and construction to build complex, highly optimized projects backed up by solid contracts. The role includes liaising with clients and managing external stakeholders. It will be a requirement to hit the ground running and to be comfortable operating at a rapid pace and delivering against key metrics of safety, cost and schedule performance.

A TASTE OF THE DAY TO DAY

  • Leading day-to-day project management activities of large scale energy storage projects from deal closure through to handover to the Zenobe operations team.
  • Building and managing proposals for large scale energy storage tenders and working alongside the procurement team to review, negotiate and award contracts.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the entire project team including interfacing with internal engineering, procurement, legal, finance and construction teams
  • Leading the project through the lifecycle stages including stage gate assurance reviews in accordance with the Zenobe governance and assurance standard.
  • Responsible for the development, review, and technical oversight of all engineering and design phases of the project, working closely alongside the technical engineering team.
  • Develop and/or review system designs, single lines, layouts, containerization, performance guarantees, availability guarantees, etc.
  • Building Capex and Opex models to support the finance team in closing the financing
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable codes & standards and certifications in the energy storage industry
  • Coordination with external stakeholders such as suppliers, contractors, landowners, permit agencies, lawyers and advisor
  • Translating the impact of regulatory requirements and various applications on each project’s design and guarantees / warranties
  • Supporting preparation of high quality internal InvestCom papers
  • Supporting the closure of deals
  • Helping manage client relationships post contract close as appropriate
  • Develop strategic relationships with all project partners including suppliers, contractors, utilities, landowners, permitting authorities, lawyers and advisors
  • Responsible for the overall project delivery ensuring that key success criteria are defined, monitored and achieved.
  • Responsible for robust cost control across the project lifecycle, interfacing with internal finance teams and third party lenders.

A BIT ABOUT YOU

A job with Zenobē Energy means a job with the market leader in one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing sectors, gaining exposure to diverse roles and highly experienced partners.

Essential skills:

  • Project and proposal management
  • Project controls management including scheduling, cost control, change management etc.
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel) and MS Project
  • Ability to use CAD or other design software
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong planning, risk management and organisational skills, team player
  • Pragmatic, proactive and solution driven
  • Strong commercial skills – comfortable with legal contracts and project commercials
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of presenting project updates

Essential competencies:

  • High quality education (bachelor’s degree or masters) in engineering (electrical preferred)
  • A genuine passion in clean energy and our social and environmental mission
  • Solid work experience (5-10 years) in project engineering / management / procurement / technical consultant in energy storage or renewables sectors
  • Knowledge of the UK energy storage landscape
  • Must have hands-on technical experience with large scale energy storage projects
  • Must have a sound understanding of the technical, performance, and integration of Li-Ion batteries as part of energy storage project
  • Must have experience with DNO and TO connection works and Balance of Plant equipment
  • Good experience dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to work in the HQ in London and travel UK wide and internationally
  • Desire to work in a fast moving, high pressure and entrepreneurial environment

Desirable but non-essential skills:

  • Experience in renewables, and/or EV infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the US and Australia markets
  • Project Management Qualification (APM, Prince2 etc)

OUR BENEFITS

We have an open, honest, and trusting culture here at Zenobē. Apart from the unparalled opportunity to be at the forefront of the Net Zero revolution we are proud of the culture we have built. Here is what we can offer when you join the Zenobē community;

  • At Zenobē we all work hard and go the extra mile so it’s important to rest and regenerate with 25 days holiday which increases after 5 years’ service
  • To make your journeys easier we have a Season ticket loan and a Cycle to work scheme plus bike and showers
  • Excellent opportunities for personal growth and responsibility plus a training budget
  • 20% performance related bonus
  • As COVID restrictions ease we will return to our central London offices in St James. Due to our rapid growth we are looking to expand our office base in the coming months and this will still be in central London.
  • Our ways of working have changed since the pandemic and we promote flexible working including a mix of office and working from home.
  • Your wellbeing and health is important to us and we offer Vitality Private Medical Insurance (including Mental Health support) cover for you and your family
  • Death In Service benefit – 4 x Base Salary
  • EV Salary Sacrifice Scheme – We support employee’s who are interested in an EV Vehicle
  • Supporting your passion is important to us and we offer one day per year for Volunteering
  • Refer a friend bonus of £1500 for introducing great talent into our community
  • As our community grows building social connections is key and we regularly organise social events

OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Zenobē is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership pregnancy /maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, political beliefs and sexual orientation. Our culture values meritocracy, openness, fairness, and transparency.