Off Grid Manager

Midsummer Energy

£29,000 - £33,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 25th October 2019  

A fantastic opportunity in a rapidly-growing company with a strong background in off grid systems for a wide variety of applications.

You'll be leading our current off grid team of two, managing a wide variety of processes and assisting with growing the business - we're looking for someone with great drive and initiative. 

We need an excellent communicator with good people skills and a head for business, but also a strong commitment to sustainability and an interest in renewables. 

The post is ideal who doesn't want to disappear into a vast organisation or do the same thing every day, but wants to work for a company that is focused on a renewable, carbon-free future.

We have an opening available for an Off-grid Manager in our Cambridge office, to head up our dedicated team selling components for renewable energy systems to provide power wherever a grid connection is not available. Our customers are diverse – we have supplied Antarctic research and logistics stations, beach huts, narrowboats, remote farmhouses, motorhomes and narrowboats – and we have built a reputation for our expertise and our friendly and honest approach to business. We sell some systems directly to retail customers, but an increasing focus is on building business-to-business sales and making and developing relationships with key customers.

You will be working closely with our business development manager and our sales engineer, and we don’t necessarily expect a strong technical background – although a proven ability to grasp concepts quickly will be important. We do expect excellent communication and management skills, an understanding of basic company finance, and strong initiative. We need someone with a vision to grow this important side of our business, and the enthusiasm and skills to make it happen.

The role will be varied - every day will bring a different challenge. One day you may be working on a marketing strategy, or researching new products, the next mucking in with processing and packing orders, or specifying a large off-grid system for a key customer. You will need both to ensure that the fine details of the business are taken care of, whilst also keeping an eye on the bigger picture and looking after the long-term development of the business.

This post is a great opportunity for you to get a foothold in the renewables industry. Disappearing into a large organisation or doing the same thing every day doesn't appeal - and you'd like to put your skills to use to make the planet greener as well as earn your keep. We are a rapidly expanding company, and there is a fantastic future for solar and energy storage in the UK, so there will be plenty of opportunities for career progression.

We aim to be a friendly, relaxed but dynamic place to work. We're passionate about the environment, and we've gained a reputation for a helpful and open approach to business. We expect you to share our ethos. The salary for this post is £29K to £33K depending on experience. Long-term employees also share in the profits of the company.

To apply, please complete this application form before the 25th October, and send a CV to with your name and 'Off-Grid manager' as the title

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