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Senior Operations Manager - Solar

Chesham, Buckinghamshire

£65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + private healthcare, bonus & more


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 13/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23733_1699866903

Senior Operations Manager - Solar
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Salary up to £80,000
About the role:

Astute's Renewables team is retained by a progressive renewable energy provider with a commitment to professional development and sustainability to recruit a Solar Operations Manager for its newly acquired solar business.

The strategically important Solar Operations Manager role comes with a salary up to £80,000, pension, private healthcare and more.

If you manage the day-to-day operations of a solar business and are looking to work for an organisation that is planning to grow and evolve within the world of renewable energy, then upload your CV to apply today.
Responsibilities and duties:

Reporting to the CEO you will:
  • Plan, implement and supervise the day-to-day operation of the business
  • Manage direct reports and ensure that they are delivering on objectives and in-turn are managing their own teams effectively (total of 20 people in the business)
  • Recruit, develop and motivate team, including flexible contractor resource
  • Working with senior management and the group's Health & Safety Manager, ensure that health & safety is well managed across the business
  • Be a member of, and provide regular operational reports to, the Executive Board raising issues that need senior management attention and resolution
  • Support sales team with winning new business, specifications and pricing to secure new business and maximise conversions whilst maintaining profitability
  • Ensure that customer experience is first class from initial enquiry to handover of completed works
  • Support scheduling and installation teams to deliver projects on time and with minimum disruption to customers whilst maximising efficiency of the installation teams
  • Support the operations team in negotiations with suppliers about products, service and pricing
  • Ensure inventory is well managed to keep working capital under control whilst enabling install works to proceed efficiently
  • Regularly review and monitor processes and procedures to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Keep abreast of product and industry innovation to ensure that the business offers the most appropriate solutions to clients
  • Liaise with Head Office teams on matters such as finance and HR
  • Other duties as required
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • Demonstrable experience in Solar - Essential
  • Electrical background - Desirable
  • Previous experience of running an operational team - Essential
Personal skills:
The Solar Operations Manager role would suit someone who is:
  • Passionate about solar and renewable energy
  • Organised and capable of dealing with multiple projects simultaneously
  • An excellent communicator, both to senior management and delegates
  • Innovative and forward thinking, this role will require you to provide solutions and troubleshoot potential issues, as well as strategize for the future of the business.
Salary and benefits of the Solar Operations Manager role:
  • Salary between £65,000 £80,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Annual Bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus BH
How to apply?
To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 07458161788 to speak to Tim who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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