R&D Product Development Lead
Posted on 7/6/2022
Slough, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operating Systems
  • Experience in leading design and assembly teams to achieve milestones in fast paced project environments
  • Exposure to mechanical assembly methods in plumbing and sheet metal work
  • Exposure to domestic electrical assembly/installation methods
  • Knowledge of concepts and components in domestic plumbing and electrics
  • Ability to read P&IDs and basic electrical schematics
  • An understanding of software concepts and the ability to oversee software development tasks
  • Willingness to learn new skills relevant to the electrification of heating technologies
  • Design experience in a mechanical or electrical capacity
  • Qualified to Prince2 or equivalent project management framework
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics
  • Knowledge of refrigeration concepts and HVAC technologies
  • Experience in design for manufacture, fabrication/moulding techniques
  • Experience in certifying products to electrical appliance standards such as BS EN 60335, and meeting directives for CE/UKCA marking
  • Experience using Linux operating systems
  • Hands-on engineering experience
  • Experience using AutoCAD or Solidworks
  • Work with mechanical and electrical design engineers to develop experimental concepts into certified products
  • Devise and maintain high level development schedules, as well as detailed work packages for R&D activities
  • Have a thorough understanding of the product and ensure low-level design decisions are made in line with wider project goals in mind
  • Work in the state-of-the-art Octopus Energy Research & Development Centre
  • Appoint and manage third parties for specialist hardware supply and certification activities
  • Oversee procurement activities within the R&D team
Octopus Energy

501-1,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service
Company Overview
Octopus Energy is on a mission to transform energy globally, faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. They are are relentless in driving the smart grid technologies that'll deliver cheaper green electricity to fuel our homes, businesses, cars and heating.