Chief Operations Officer (85k) (Energy / Sustainability etc)

Job Description

VANRATH are working with a innovative Renewables / EV Company, assisting them with the recruitment of a skilled Chief Operations Officer. The company has invested heavily in public Electrical Vehicle charging network infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland.

You will be a proven leader with evidence of successful operational management within an industry such as: renewable energy, EVs, smart grid, energy storage, transportation infrastructure, sustainable buildings, or other similar industry. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for any COO to join a company that is in a massive growth period.

Monday - Friday - Permanent position

Salary & Benefits:

  • £70,000 - £85,000 + Extremely generous Benefits Package
  • Development and Growth opportunities

The ideal person:

  • Experience in a senior operational management role e.g., renewable energy, EVs, smart grid, energy storage, transportation infrastructure, sustainable buildings, or other similar industry.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful operational strategies, delivering growth and profitability.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with experience in managing teams.


  • Develop and implement operational strategies to achieve business goals, including growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage the company's operational budget, ensuring that costs are controlled, and financial targets are met.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and regulators.
  • Lead the development and execution of operational policies and procedures, ensuring that they are compliant with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Oversee the hiring and training of staff, ensuring that the team is motivated and aligned with the company's goals and values.
  • Monitor the performance of the team, providing feedback and coaching to ensure continuous improvement. Managing and overseeing the efficient role out of the EV charging point network
  • Collaborating with the CEO in setting and driving organisational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs

For further information on this vacancy, or any other job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves in the strictest confidence.

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