About the Role
About my client:
They are a pioneering force in the German renewable energy sector, specializing in innovative solar solutions. As a key player driving the transition towards sustainable energy systems, they are at the forefront of technological advancement, particularly in our Virtual Power Plant (VPP) division.
Together we are seeking an exceptional Vice President of Technology to lead the strategic development and operational excellence of VPP initiatives.
As the Vice President of Technology for the Virtual Power Plant division, you will be instrumental in shaping the technical landscape that manages, controls, and optimizes a decentralized fleet of renewable energy assets within the VPP. This role offers a unique opportunity to build and lead a world-class team of experts, integrate cutting-edge technology platforms, and play a pivotal role in advancing the energy industry's transformation.
- Infrastructure Development: Lead the creation of a robust and scalable tech infrastructure to efficiently manage, control, and optimize a large-scale fleet of renewable energy assets within the VPP.
- Team Building: Recruit, develop, and manage a high-performing team of flex optimization, data science, and engineering experts, fostering an environment of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
- Integration Strategy: Collaborate with internal teams to seamlessly integrate the VPP technology platform into IoT ecosystem and external trading partners, ensuring interoperability and smooth operations.
- Strategic Leadership: Provide visionary leadership to drive the growth and innovation of the VPP technology initiatives, aligning with company goals and industry trends.
- Industry Expertise: Leverage your significant experience in the energy industry, particularly in flex optimization, trading, and Virtual Power Plants, to steer the strategic direction
- Entrepreneurial Mindset: Exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset, driving a culture of innovation, risk-taking, and continuous improvement within the technology team.
- Experience: A substantial track record within the energy industry, with deep expertise in flex optimization, trading, and Virtual Power Plants.
- Team Leadership: Proven ability to build and manage high-performing technology, data science, and machine learning teams that consistently deliver impactful results.
- Entrepreneurial Spirit: Strong entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating creativity, innovation, and the ability to drive projects from concept to execution.
- Strategic Vision: A strategic thinker with the capability to align technology initiatives with overarching company objectives and industry trends.
- Collaborative Mindset: Exceptional team player with excellent interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration, communication, and cross-functional cooperation.
- Languages: Fluent in English
- Location: Based in Berlin, with the flexibility to work in a hybrid office environment.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
- Max % of Available Flex Volume: Ensure maximum utilization of available flex capacity within the VPP.
- Max Ratio of Available vs. Traded Asset Volume: Optimize the ratio of available renewable energy asset volume to traded volume, ensuring optimal profitability.
- Dispatch Efficiency: Enhance the efficiency of dispatch operations, reducing response times and increasing overall operational effectiveness.
- Competitive compensation package, reflective of your experience and expertise.
- Opportunity to lead a groundbreaking initiative within the renewable energy sector.
- Dynamic work environment with a hybrid office setup that promotes flexibility and collaboration.
- Professional development and growth opportunities within a rapidly evolving industry.
- Contribution to the advancement of renewable energy solutions that impact global sustainability.