Solar Sales Surveyor

Any of our offices
18 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

This will be a remote role with travel to the office as and when required. The main base would be our London office but we also use our Bristol Headquarters. 

The role sits within OVO Energy’s Zero Carbon Living (ZCL) Solutions growth business, but specifically within OVO’s Solar and Storage business unit. 

We are all about the future tech that's going to help us towards delivering Plan Zero and helping decarbonise our members' homes and transport

This is a super exciting role as for the right candidates there could be broader opportunities across all of the products we offer in ZCL solutions.

What will I be doing?

Our new In house solar sales and surveying team will be surveying properties both remotely and on site to assess the suitability of the property for the installation of Solar PV and battery storage systems. 

The survey would include talking to the customer, understanding their needs, measuring the roof, understanding cable routes, kit locations, scaffold requirements, access requirements and ultimately designing the right system to suit the customer and their property.

Our surveying experts will mainly work from home conducting remote surveys  of customers properties over facetime or whatsapp, but for a small proportion of customers you may be required to conduct site visits within driving distance of your home. 

We are really open at OVO, so we want your feedback on processes and systems so we can create the best possible consumer proposition, we’d encourage any and all feedback from this role to help us build a better way of doing things.

Key responsibilities Include -

  • Conducting remote and site technical surveys to assess suitability for solar PV and battery storage systems on domestic properties.
  • Listen, and then advise customers on the best solution to match their lifestyle and their home, using consultative selling techniques, there's no hard sell here.
  • Measure the roof, check roof condition, tile type, kit locations, cable runs, access requirements, scaffold requirements etc.
  • Use technology platforms like Google Earth Pro to accurately measure roofs and capture details such as shading, obstructions etc   in order to produce  accurate quotations
  • Design the system layout using EasyPV or equivalent solar design tools.
  • Produce accurate quotes for customers and actively manage your quote pipeline.
  • Follow up with customers and chase outstanding quotes to drive sales conversions.
  • Work with the technical team on any queries post survey/sale.

Is this the job for me?

  • Experience in consumer facing sales roles.
  • Have worked previously using consultative selling techniques.
  • Experience surveying properties both remotely and on site for the purpose of installing solar PV and battery storage systems, (other renewable technologies are a plus).
  • Previous experience within an MCS accredited organisation.
  • An understanding of MCS requirements for solar PV installations. 
  • Knowledge or experience of introducing customers to finance via 3rd party lenders. 
  • A sound working knowledge of the built environment.
  • Ability to technically assess properties, including construction type, condition etc.
  • Experience with talking to customers about work in their homes, ideally with a background in measuring and sizing solar PV systems.

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

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

Then 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 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 (when you pay by Direct Debit), 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.

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!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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