Planning Strategist

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service

Data & Analytics


Brighton, UK + 1 more

Required Skills
  • A recognised degree or relevant experience in UK planning policies & applications.
  • Comprehensive knowledge & understanding of the professional & practical application of planning legislation, policy, procedures and related planning matters.
  • Experience providing professional advice in a local authority context is preferred.
  • To be able to effectively lead and inspire a team - this is key!
  • To be a starter-finisher, & a go-getter, with a drive to seek out improvements and deliver them.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • To be a team player and relationship builder. The ability to build great working relationships with people across cultures and perspectives.
  • To be positive and proactive, and energised by working in a fast-paced environment characterised by constant change. You think creatively and logically to react to changes in strategy.
  • A high level of adaptability and agility to manage multiple projects at one time (we are growing quickly!)
  • To be someone who establishes and works with a network quickly to deliver promptly, with a focus on quality and delivery
  • You will be analytical, seeking out data and using this to inform your decisions
  • Energy industry experience is desirable but by no means essential! You’ll quickly pick up what you need to know.
  • AutoCAD experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Be the owner for our planning service. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of successful applications for our customers as well as spearheading projects to ease planning requirements for customers installing low carbon tech.
  • Submit, advise on and track all planning applications.
  • Report on the performance of our planning function, ensuring applications are completed quickly and accurately for our customers.
  • Share your extensive knowledge with our sales & customer support teams to enable them to have well-informed conversations with our customers.
  • Lead a team of AutoCAD technicians and planning support specialists to ensure applications & designs meet required specifications and standards.
  • Undertake projects to deliver service improvements to our planning function and strive for continuous improvement.

Company Stage


Total Funding



, United Kingdom



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth