Database & Systems Administrator

Dynamic Demand 2.0

About Us

Headquartered in London with global ambitions, Open Energi is an energy tech company applying artificial intelligence and data-driven insight to radically reduce the cost of delivering and consuming power.

Our advanced technology platform connects, aggregates and optimises distributed energy assets in real-time, maximising value for end users and providing invisible demand flexibility when and where it is most needed to create a more sustainable energy future.

We’re breaking new ground in demand-side management, working with leading businesses, suppliers, developers and world-renowned technology partners to deliver innovative solutions that put our customers in control of how, when and from where they consume electricity.

If you would enjoy the challenge of deploying a ground-breaking technology into an emerging market and want to work for an innovative company where you have complete belief in the product and service you represent, we might be just the place for you.

Database & Systems administrator – the role

The role of Database & Systems administrator involves working within Open Energi’s technical team to manage and ensure the integrity of our database and systems infrastructure.

  • Manage, develop and support databases, process and systems
  • Implement monitoring and automate routine maintenance tasks
  • Design and evolve database architecture to support application development
  • Help define best practice at Open Energi for cloud application deployment and management
  • Minimise the risk of database/system failures
  • Support the data science team in developing data movement or transformation processes

Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to manage both our legacy environment (SQL 2008R2, Windows Server 2008) and support our software team with development of our new system (Azure-based, with both Azure SQL DB/Warehouse and Linux VMs).

Must

  • Have experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008+ administration
  • Have very good knowledge of T-SQL
  • Be familiar with at least one scripting language (eg. Python)
  • Have knowledge of Windows server administration
  • Have a proactive attitude and an inquisitive nature
  • Be willing to learn new technologies and languages

Desirable

  • Experience with data transformation and manipulation automation, possibly using a tool like SSIS
  • Basic familiarity with Linux server administration
  • Exposure to cloud computing, preferably Microsoft Azure
  • Familiarity with git version control
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools like Terraform or Ansible

To apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@openenergi.com. Due to the quantity of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to give specific feedback on unsuccessful applications.

The Future of Utilities 2018

Now in its 23rd year, The Future of Utilities is one of the UK’s leading energy and water summits. The event aims to strike a balance between cross-industry discussion and in-depth exploration into customer interactions, energy, and water, to provide the best environment for strategic consultation of all critical issues facing today’s decision-makers.

Date: 20-21st March 2018

Location: etc.venues St Paul’s, London

Topic: How can demand-side response help to deliver a decarbonised energy system?

Speaker: David Hill, Commercial Director

Time: 12.25, Energy Stage, 21st March

Further information is available from the conference website.

Project Manager

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About Us

Headquartered in London with global ambitions, Open Energi is an energy tech company applying artificial intelligence and data-driven insight to radically reduce the cost of delivering and consuming power.

Our advanced technology platform connects, aggregates and optimises distributed energy assets in real-time, maximising value for end users and providing invisible demand flexibility when and where it is most needed to create a more sustainable energy future.

We’re breaking new ground in demand-side management, working with leading businesses, suppliers, developers and world-renowned technology partners to deliver innovative solutions that put our customers in control of how, when and from where they consume electricity.

If you would enjoy the challenge of deploying a ground-breaking technology into an emerging market and want to work for an innovative company where you have complete belief in the product and service you represent, we might be just the place for you.

Project Manager Role

The role of Project Manager involves working with colleagues across Open Energi’s various departments to provide project management structure and governance for both internal and external projects. Experience and track record of implementing successful multi-site and multi-project delivery, working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

The successful candidate will be based at our London Head Office, with some travel throughout the UK. A desire to be part of our flexible, rapidly expanding and challenging organisation is highly sought, and excellent remuneration benefits will be provided for the right candidate. The position would suit an experienced project manager with Prince2 qualifications and knowledge/skills in ICA or instrumentation projects to help drive the company forward.

Project Manager – Core Functions

  • Direct and manage project development and implementation from concept to disposal
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support corporate business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Define project success criteria and manage delivery to meet these criteria
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of the projects and scope, including change control
  • Minimize OE’s exposure and risk on projects
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Estimate and plan availability of resources and participants necessary to achieve project goals and assign individual responsibilities, in agreement with the Open Energi Engineering Manager
  • Conduct project Wash-up Meetings and create a Lessons Learned/Recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Provide input to tenders, contracts and tender-bid analysis as required

Project Manager – Other Duties

  • Take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do (or do not do);
  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and comply with safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice
  • Co-operate with others on health and safety, and not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare
  • Follow the training you have received when using any work items your employer has given you
  • Report any accident, hazard, near-miss, dangerous occurrence or dangerous condition to your line manager and/or raise the appropriate Hazard/Near Miss Report
  • Plan, create and execute full-scale project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Facilitate team and client meetings effectively and hold regular status meetings with project team.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information and exceptions to management team.
  • Provide fortnightly status reports to the programme manager.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change

Project Manager – Skills

  • Project Finance Management including the development, submission and maintenance of budget proposals, capex & opex cost models, cash flow and cost-to-completion projections
  • Production of Capital funding documentation
  • High awareness of construction/installation site safety management.

Project Manager – Knowledge & Soft Skills

  • Prince2 qualified or similar
  • Knowledge of ICA/electrical instrumentation projects
  • Possession of a good understanding in the areas such as control systems, software product development and multi-site rollouts
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Keep track of lessons learned and share those lessons with team members.
  • Manage client expectations and day-to-day client interaction.
  • Develop lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties.
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Comply with and help to enforce governance, standard policies and procedures.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ demonstrable work experience in a middle/senior project management capacity, including all aspects of product development and project execution.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and project management software, such as MS Project.

Desirable

  • Certifications in MSP, APM, qualified desirable but not essential

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Competitive salary with discretionary bonus
  • Car allowance
  • Pension
  • Based in Open Energi’s London office
  • Career development opportunities

Working hours

  • Hours of Work: 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, 37.5hrs/week

To apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@openenergi.com. Due to the quantity of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to give specific feedback on unsuccessful applications.

The Energyst Event

The Energyst Event is an exhibition and conference designed to equip non-domestic energy users with fit-for-purpose knowledge, insight and solutions to their most demanding challenges. Promoting dialogue, discussion and interaction; the event will be a two-day forum for energy users and service providers to engage.

The event will explore the changing face of energy management and prepare the visitor for trends and technologies that will impact operations and deliver a truly integrated energy management system.

Date: 17th-18th April

Location: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

Further information is available from the event website.

All-Energy

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Our Head of Data Science, Dr Robyn Lucas, is joining a panel on Energy Storage at this year’s conference to share our views on the business case for behind-the-meter battery storage.
Date: 2-3 May
Location: SEC Glasgow
Session: Smarter energy storage at the local level
Topic: Beyond FFR: making the business case for BTM battery storage
Time: 15.00-16.30, 3 May
Further information is available from the event website.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Innovations Conference

South Mimms supercharger

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Innovations Conference is bringing together 10 leading EV chargepoint and technology businesses to showcase new hardware and software. These EV chargepoint innovations will improve the customer experience and contribute to the delivery of charging infrastructure across the UK.

Open Energi’s Strategy and Innovation Lead, Dagoberto Cedillos, will be speaking and sharing details of our project at South Mimms Motorway Services, where we have integrated a Tesla Powerpack with Tesla’s supercharger station to make sure that EV drivers can charge affordably without causing strain on the local network.

Date: 28th June 2018

Location: Nottingham

Topic: Battery storage integration with EV chargepoints: South Mimms case study

Speaker: Dagoberto Cedillos, Strategy and Innovation Lead

More information is available from the event website.

The Energy Transition World Forum 2018

Energy Transition World Forum

The Energy Transition World Forum is a one-day event that uniquely focuses on the changing needs of the Major Energy Customer.  As both producers and customers – driven by political and technological pressures – make the transition from “black to green” energy, evolutionary shifts are already in progress. This event will bring together energy leaders, speakers and participants from utilities, steel, manufacturing, chemical, automotive and digital disruptor industries to explore the new energy paradigm.

 

Date: 14th May 2018

Location: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Speaker: David Hill, Commercial Director

Topic: Industry Disruptor Keynote: How advanced technology and data-driven insight are reducing costs across the energy value chain

Time: 14.15-14.35

Further information is available from the conference website.

Water Industry Energy Conference 2018

Water industry energy conference

Open Energi is delighted to be exhibiting at Water Industry Energy Conference 2018. Now in its 5th year, the conference will explore how water companies can identify commercial opportunities in energy.

Finding innovative ways to optimise existing assets, better utilise renewable technologies and generate energy from new sources are key to cutting costs and driving efficiency, and therefore essential to a successful business strategy.

This established event will analyse the business benefits of DSR, storage and biofuels, as well as behaviour change strategies and regulatory frameworks. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: 12th June 2018

Location: Birmingham

 

Further information is available from the conference website.

EV Infrastructure Summit

EV Infrastructure Summit has been designed with cities, local authorities and commercial end users in mind, to help them build an effective strategy to enable the roll out of EV infrastructure to benefit the communities in which they are located.

Rapid action and investment is needed, and this means attracting the brightest talent to the industry. On the 4th July, the summit will kick off with a breakfast seminar, supported by EWIRE, in which a panel will discuss how we can encourage more women into the industry. Open Energi’s Head of Data Science, Robyn Lucas, will be part of this panel.

Date: 3-4 July 2018

Location: America Square Conference Centre, London, UK

Topic: How do we encourage more women into the industry?

Panellist: Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science

More information is available from the event website.

Smart Energy Marketplace 2018

Smart Energy Marketplace

Regen’s Smart Energy Marketplace is the largest smart and renewable energy event in the south-west, taking place on 19 June at Sandy Park Exeter and attended by over 500 leading companies from across the clean energy and built environment sectors.

Now in its eighth year, the event has evolved to provide the perfect platform for industry experts to focus on the energy system as a whole, including energy efficiency, the gas network, electricity systems and disruptive new technologies such as energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Date: 19 June 2018

Location: Sandy Park, Exeter

Topic: Local flexibility markets

Speaker: Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science

Further information is available from the event website.