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Heat Pump Engineer - Guilford

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United Kingdom
Base Salary
38k-42k GBP
Octopus Energy

Job Description

Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.
We're recruiting Plumbing and Heating Engineers to install our Air Source Heat Pumps. We're looking for passionate people who have worked on the installation of heating systems and we provide full training for candidates looking to make the transition to renewables! We're recruiting Nationwide across England.

This role will be covering the Oxfordshire area.

What you'll do

  • You’ll work as part of a team to install low carbon technology in customers' homes - starting with Air Source Heat Pumps
  • You’ll learn about new technologies and get awesome training in our state-of-the-art £10m training centre; giving you the confidence to install the kit, to find solutions to challenges and to share low carbon advice with our customers
  • You’ll use your knowledge and experience of heat pump installations to deliver an outrageous experience
  • You’ll review and collaborate on technical specifications and mechanical drawings
  • You’ll work with an electrician to commission Air Source Heat Pumps
  • You’ll lead a team; be responsible for your crew and empower them to make on-the-fly decisions to do what’s right for you and your customers

What you'll have

  • You’ll be experienced in the installation of boilers and it's a plus if you know about air source heat pumps
  • You’ll be an experienced plumbing and heating engineer with knowledge of heating system design and the ability to fault find. You’ll also have domestic hot cold water system knowledge
  • You’ll have experience of reviewing and challenging technical specifications mechanical drawings
  • It would be great if you had knowledge of and a basic competency in electrical levels
  • It would be great if you had experience with hydraulic systems to design quality standards - CIBSE MCS - but this isn't a must
  • Similarly F-gas would be great but it’s not essential


  • For this role, you need a minimum NVQ level 2 (or equivalent experience) within the Plumbing and Heating pathway and a full, clean Driving Licence
  • It would be great if you had some of the below too
  • WRAS Water Supply Regs
  • UHW10/HWSS Unvented DHW Storage Systems
  • Gas safe certification
  • BPEC L3 or equivalent in heat pump installation

What we offer

  • £38,000 plus overtime/on-call (OTE £38,000 - £42,000)
  • £2,500 annual bonus
  • Share Options in Octopus Energy
  • £25 per week lunch allowance
  • Use of company tools
  • Uniform and all PPE
  • Company Vehicle and fuel
  • Support for personal development in Renewable Tech
  • Octopus Energy benefits package (see below)

Other Perks

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

Advice from our career coach

As someone who's passionate about driving the global renewable energy revolution, this job for a Plumbing and Heating Engineer with Octopus Energy is an exciting opportunity to make a big green impact. To stand out as an applicant, here are some tips:

  • Showcase your experience in the installation of boilers and heating systems, and highlight any knowledge or experience with air source heat pumps.
  • Demonstrate your ability to review technical specifications and mechanical drawings, and your competency in fault finding for heating systems.
  • Highlight any relevant qualifications such as a minimum NVQ level 2 in Plumbing and Heating, as well as any additional certifications like Gas Safe or BPEC L3 in heat pump installation.
  • Emphasize your experience working in a team or leading a crew, showcasing your skills in collaboration, problem-solving, and empowering others.
  • Express your interest in personal development within renewable technologies and your commitment to driving a low carbon future.

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