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Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
National Grid
Warwick CV34
168 days ago
Be instrumental in shaping the future of Gas Transmission

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK and our Gas Transmission network reaches across mainland Britain ensuring that gas is transported safely and available on demand to our customers. We’re working hard to create value for people today and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

About the role

We are looking for a seasoned Data Scientist to join our Future Networks team. Here you’ll build analytic capabilities and provide important insight to business experts in physical, commercial and operational areas allowing Gas Transmission (GT) to unlock the full value of the vast amount of information we have.

You’ll define, establish and implement the analytics requirements for the whole of GT in order to deliver business value throughout the performance year (RIIO periods) by making and informing optimal business decisions to ensure efficient and cost effective performance.

Key Accountabilities
  • Lead the establishment and definition of the analytics requirements that GT require in order to drive outperformance through the RIIO period in respect of process, performance efficiency and value for money.
  • Liaise with Gas Operations, Engineering & Asset Management, IT and external analytics providers to build an understanding of how analytics can help deliver the future capabilities that National Grid, specifically Gas Transmission, require to deliver value.
  • Lead the engagement with all business experts throughout Gas Transmission that are required to make decisions to raise the businesses understanding of how advanced analytics can support the business.
  • Set and lead a programme to raise the analytics capabilities throughout Gas Transmission in order to ensure the business has the tools and knowledge to make the best decisions.

About you

You’ll be joining a dynamic team, with a varied skillset allowing for a really fun and inclusive working environment. So having both the ambition and knowledge to drive excellence within this customer focused team is key!

So, if you are someone who has a proven background in similar roles and is a ….

  • Problem Solver: has a structured approach, someone who can understand and improve business processes. As you’ll take a lead role in the proactive identification of GT’s data and information requirements identified as part as the requirements gathering for GT’s analytical capabilities
  • Self-motivated: is organised and able to work independently as well as being a ‘people person’ enabling you to work effectively within the team and the wider GT team.
  • Great communicator: can build strong relationships with operational, commercial and engineering teams, able to understand their issues and influence changes to processes.
  • Adaptable: You’ll make informed decisions and be able to report your findings to stakeholders at all levels to ensure we continue to drive a customer focused and efficient service

We want to hear from you!

Qualifications
  • Experience within a change role – ideally around systems, data or analytics.
  • Strong and demonstrable R and Python experience or equivalent
  • Highly numerate with good statistical knowledge
  • Experience of applying machine learning and AI techniques to solving problems
About us

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, firing up the central heating, keeping the lights on in hospitals to powering industry, our gas and electricity networks put power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values & principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £43,000 – £55,000– dependent on capability

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

Closing Date - 30/06/2020

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