Asset Technology Lead

Posted 04 August 2022
Salary Negotiable
Contact NameStevie Denoon

Job description

Role Title Asset Technology Lead (O&M/Optimisation)
Line Manager Optimisation Director
Location Anesco Reading

About Anesco
Anesco is a market leader in renewable energy, managing the development, design, construction, maintenance, and market optimisation of large-scale projects across the UK, and more recently in Europe.

To date the company has constructed over 120 grid scale solar farms and 30 energy storage facilities, while its O&M service is monitoring more than 24,000 sites. The technologies we have deployed and manage are generating over 1GW of renewable energy and we have a further 2.5GW portfolio of projects in development.

With a global focus on climate change there has been no better or exciting time to join Anesco as we look to expand our footprint in Europe and accelerate the transition to net zero.

Our company Values
We are proud to be market leaders in our chosen areas of expertise, we embrace innovation and are focussed, striving to be the best we can be. At Anesco we are one team, building trust and enduring relationships with our colleagues, customers, and suppliers. We champion renewable energy and are committed to causing no harm to people or the environment.

Due to our phenomenal growth, we are seeking an Asset Technology Lead to join our expanding Operations, Maintenance and Optimisation business. The postholder, as the subject matter expert in energy asset management and operational systems, will develop and oversee the delivery of a technology strategy which contributes significantly to supporting Anesco's growth plans.

The incumbent be responsible for developing the technology strategy for existing and future energy asset management and operational systems, including SCADA and Optimisation systems, which will support renewable distributed generation assets.

In this role the individual will own the relationship with the relevant, strategically important technology providers and will work in partnership with Anesco O&M, Optimisation and the wider EPC delivery teams to ensure appropriate 'best in class' asset technology support. The technology, which is diverse and varied, is critical to Anesco's approach to asset management. The individual will be a key member of the delivery team and will have a significant role in building and maintaining 'best in class' technology capability for the Anesco business as well as safe and reliable management of customer and merchant assets.

Additional information
The O&M team is market leading in the space, with engineers covering the span of the country and over 1.3GW under management. This role will play an important part in ensuring that we are at the cutting-edge of technological and analytical advancements and will ensure that we are well-placed to continue our growth over the coming years. The team is collaborative and focussed on delivery and plays a big part in Anesco's growth plans as we accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon emissions.

The Optimisation team is a relatively new department at Anesco, but with assets already under management and an ambitious growth-plan backed by the wider-business we are well placed to make a big impact on the storage route-to-market space. We are an approachable, hard-working team and pride ourselves on the quality of our work. We hope you want to join us on this incredible journey.

Skills & Competencies

  • An experienced, diligent, and highly technical leader.

  • Experienced to develop and deploy technology of excellence, to underpin the business' day to day operation of energy assets in a safe, efficient, and optimised manner.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with technical, information systems (IS), engineering, commercial and management teams, to enable delivery of industry leading solutions.

  • Commercial acumen to understand the costs and benefit implications of technology and decisions.

  • Strong leadership skills within project functions and the wider organisation - encompassing high performing project, cross-functional and virtual teams.

  • Proven ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships across multiple business interfaces.

  • Confidence and credibility with highly developed communications to drive behavioural and performance improvement.

  • Budget management and the development/analysis of management information.

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-driven, ability to work autonomously and with minimum supervision

  • Works well under pressure, achieving tight deadlines within a sometimes demanding environment.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively. with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Upholds the reputation and values of the company at all times.

Qualifications & experience

  • Principle / lead of engineering, Operational Technology in Battery Energy Storage, experience of PV would add value.

  • Extensive experience managing significant hardware, software or technology strategy, procurement or software implementation projects.

  • Proven experience of substantial and continuous operational or technology improvement and innovation.

  • A solid understanding of distributed energy technologies including, Battery Energy Storage and Ground mounted solar PV.

  • Proven ability to establish and articulate a vision and targets, develop and execute associated strategies, and to track and measure results (performance metrics).

  • Experience in managing complex vendor, supplier, sub-contractor relationships.

  • A good understanding of NGESO services Grid code.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.