Solar Sales Surveyor


Solar Sales Surveyor


OVO, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 1ca22dc4672e464eb0ef7a5b3dd99c34

Full Job Description

This will be a remote role with occasional travel to the office as and when required. The main bases would be our London or Bristol Headquarters.

The role sits within OVO Energy's Zero Carbon Living (ZCL) Solutions growth business, but specifically within OVO's Solar and Storage business unit.

We are all about the future tech that's going to help us towards delivering Plan Zero and helping decarbonise our members' homes and transport.

This is a super exciting role as for the right candidates there could be broader opportunities across all of the products we offer in ZCL solutions.

This role in a nutshell:

Our new In house solar sales and surveying team will be surveying properties remotely to assess the suitability of the property for the installation of Solar PV and battery storage systems.

The survey would include talking to the customer, understanding their needs, measuring the roof, understanding cable routes, kit locations, scaffold requirements, access requirements and ultimately designing the right system to suit the customer and their property.

Our surveying experts will mainly work from home conducting remote surveys of customers properties over facetime or whatsapp, but for a small proportion of customers you may be required to conduct site visits within driving distance of your home.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Conducting remote and site technical surveys to assess suitability for solar PV and battery storage systems on domestic properties.

  • Listen, and then advise customers on the best solution to match their lifestyle and their home, using consultative selling techniques, there's no hard sell here.

  • Measure the roof, check roof condition, tile type, kit locations, cable runs, access requirements, scaffold requirements etc.

  • Use technology platforms like Google Earth Pro to accurately measure roofs and capture details such as shading, obstructions etc in order to produce accurate quotations

  • Design the system layout using EasyPV or equivalent solar design tools.

  • Produce accurate quotes for customers and actively manage your quote pipeline.

  • Follow up with customers and chase outstanding quotes to drive sales conversions.

  • Work with the technical team on any queries post survey/sale.

    Experience in consumer facing sales roles.

  • Have worked previously using consultative selling techniques.

  • Experience surveying properties both remotely and on site for the purpose of installing solar PV and battery storage systems, (other renewable technologies are a plus).

  • Previous experience within an MCS accredited organisation.

  • An understanding of MCS requirements for solar PV installations.

  • Knowledge or experience of introducing customers to finance via 3rd party lenders.

  • A sound working knowledge of the built environment.

  • Ability to technically assess properties, including construction type, condition etc.

  • Experience with talking to customers about work in their homes, ideally with a background in measuring and sizing solar PV systems.

  • Passionate about Climate change and Net Zero goals

  • Working in a collaborative environment

    At OVO, we understand that a one size fits all approach doesn't work for everyone. That's why we created the OVO Way of Flexibility.

  • All our roles are hub based (Bristol, Glasgow or London), providing a dedicated space for collaboration, connection and teamwork. You'll also have the flexibility to work from home.

    This team works in a remote-first way, where they get together in the office once a quarter.

    Everyone belongs at OVO

    At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

    We'll pay you £30,000 basic + commission OTE £50,000+, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

    We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO

    Here's a taster of what's on offer:

    For starters, you'll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

    For your health
    With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more
    For your wellbeing
    With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more
    For your lifestyle
    With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

    For your home
    Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers
    For your commute
    Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

    Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

    For your Belonging

    To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other's experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.