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Rooftop Solar Manager

Posted on Jul 6, 2022 by Repowering London

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£32k - £32k Annual
Repowering London - Rooftop Solar Manager
Role outline
Contract: Full-time role 5 days a week, 1 -year fixed term contract. Probation period of 3 months. Salary: Project Manager grade £32k. Location: Mixed - Working from home optional, with some site visits and meetings at Repowering London's office in Brixton. Support will be provided for remote/home working if you need it. Application process: CV and cover letter and interview. Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 19th July Contact for questions:
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with experience of business development and project management to support the development of new community owned solar projects across London, tackling climate change and supporting a move towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.
As Rooftop Solar Manager, you will be working with building owners and operators across London to identify potential sites, coordinate with building managers and owners, and complete feasibility studies for new solar PV installations.
We are looking for a detail orientated candidate who is motivated and excited about creating positive change, building stronger communities, and tackling the climate emergency.
About Repowering London
Repowering London achieve our mission of Creating Local Energy by delivering renewable energy projects that are led and owned by Londoners and provide direct benefits to them, including cost savings and community investment. Importantly, our projects also generate the social energy that brings people together and creates opportunities for communities to flourish.
We provide a unique combination of mentoring, training and work experience that helps London's residents become active, empowered citizens with a voice in local decision making, campaigning, and delivering meaningful change in the energy system.
Meanwhile, our collective experience allows us to explore innovative models for providing sustainable and affordable urban energy and driving London's transition to a fair and inclusive low-carbon society. As a founding member of Community Energy London we are sharing what we learn with like-minded organisations to spread our impact even further.
Person specification
The right candidate will have a level of project management and technical experience, with the ability to talk positively about Repowering London's mission and community energy in general. You will be comfortable joining a collaborative team and managing a number of contractors to deliver our projects. Your role will include building relationships with a range of partners, from the Mayor of London's office to individual site managers, providing a level of reassurance and managing expectations.
For this role, we will be looking for and assessing candidates on the following:
• Project management experience • Business to business sales experience • Background knowledge in solar PV • Online communication skills i.e. email • In person communication skills • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel • Interest in community engagement and renewable energy • Capacity to self-reflect on performance, proactively problem-solve and welcome feedback on performance
The following are not essential for the role but would be good to have:
• Experience of rooftop solar PV installations • Experience of managing contractors • Experience of undertaking solar PV feasibility studies • Understanding of building energy services and contracts
Your role as our Rooftop Solar Manager
As our Rooftop Solar Manager, you will be the propulsive energy behind the first stage of our solar projects. This means you will need to be an effective and tenacious communicator as you liaise with a range of partners and contractors, with the confidence to explain the financial model of our projects and the benefits to each project's stakeholders. You will work with Repowering London's Rooftop Solar and Technical teams, keeping everyone updated on progress and flagging problems that need to be resolved. Working with the Programme Manager and Communications Officer, you will develop materials to communicate Repowering London's proposition to different types of property owner. If appropriate you will also generate leads to create new community owned solar projects.
This role is suitable for someone who requires flexible hours.
Your role and responsibilities will include:
• Identifying potential sites • Pitching Repowering's rooftop solar offer to landlords and building managers • Managing Repowering London's project tracking software • Arranging contractor site visits and invoices • Collating reports and undertaking analysis using Repowering London's feasibility tools • Using Repowering London's templates to create reports
Repowering London's Employee Value Proposition
At Repowering London we want everyone to feel valued and have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience. We offer support and work-based training to support you in your role.
Skills development is not just limited to your role at Repowering Ltd and as an organisation we want to support employees to pursue opportunities outside of work which will broaden skills and networks.
Our team is diverse, and we recognise that everyone has responsibilities and interests outside of work; therefore, whether it is caring for family; studying, volunteering or taking time out, Repowering Ltd wants to support employees and give them the time to spend time on the things that are important to them. Our Flexi Time Policy and Volunteering Policy provide scope for adhoc, short term arrangements.
Our Unpaid Leave Policy provides an option for those who need to take time away from work for an extended period.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a cover letter via email to by midnight on the Tuesday 19th July.
We will hold interviews during July.
We will reply to all applicants to the role.
Repowering London is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst recognising that accessing employment has different challenges for different people. We encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you would like to have an informal chat before applying, please get in touch - we would be very happy to talk to you.

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