Technical Design Consultant

Any of our offices
5 months 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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Location: Home? Hub based! Bristol, London or Glasgow

But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best

Team: Zero Carbon Living (ZCL)

Salary banding:  £32,690 and £39,550, depending on your specific skills and experience

Experience: Mid-level/Expert

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Technical Assurance Manager

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Ownership, Decision-maker, Detail

Top 3 qualities for this role: Attention to detail,  Organisation. Technical 

***We have multiple positions available for this role, but please note, proposed start dates will be towards the end of 2023

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

You can make a real difference and play an essential part in our Plan Zero journey.

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 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:


We’re hiring to ensure our customers get the right solar and storage solutions for their needs and have an excellent quality installation. Every role we’re hiring plays its own part in our mission; our role is to find those people and bring them on our Zero Carbon journey.


This role in a nutshell:


The Technical Design Consultants will review all of the surveys and solar designs completed by the sales and survey team to ensure what's been quoted is compliant and technically feasible to install, you’ll then take all of that information to build really clear installation packs for our installers. These roles help stay on track for our Plan Zero ambitions.


Your key outcomes will be:

  • In depth reviews of remote and site survey information to check technical feasibility of the proposed system design. 
  • Provide guidance to any Solar PV technical queries that arise in the business.
  • Complete DNO applications in line with proposed system design, collaborating closely with sales and survey team as and when required in relation to DNO feedback.  
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance in identifying, analysing and resolving project challenges.
  • Knowledge of PV industry modeling and simulating assumptions Work closely with the solar surveying team to ensure quality and accuracy of the team's quotes and surveys.
  • Evaluate and own risks, challenges and opportunities, making recommendations on future direction.
  • Work with Kaluza Flex colleague on new technological advancements and customer experience improvements to the solar PV proposition.
  • Represent OVO at external industry events to help build its profile and reputation as a tech leader in this space.

Systems: EasyPV, SolarEdge Designer and other PV Design and structural assessment applications


You’ll be a successful Technical Design Consultant at OVO if you…

  • The ideal candidate will have deep experience in Solar PV
  • System designs, electrical configurations, cable runs
  • Roof construction types and scaffold requirements
  • Experience in a startup, fast paced and tech based environment.
  • Previous experience within MCS accredited organisation
  • Ideally have a sound technical knowledge of both hardware and software solutions relevant to solar PV and battery storage. Previous experience in installation, repair or maintenance of electrical, solar PV and battery systems
  • Previous roofing/ structural assessment/ fitting/ designing experience
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to engage audiences at senior exec and C suite level.
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to see the bigger picture and deliver at pace.
  • Able to operate at a high level independently.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to plans and able to respond confidently and positively to changing scenarios.


You won’t like this role if you…

  • Are uncomfortable having transparent conversations
  • Are uneasy working at pace
  • Are uncomfortable prioritising multiple projects
  • Don’t like to get into the detail

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £32,690 and £39,550, 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 favorite 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.

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..


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

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