Business Group Overview
Hitachi Europe Digital Solutions Group (DSG) is an innovative business and technology venture operating as the UK extension of Hitachi Ltd‘s ‘Internet of Things’ and Information and Communications Solutions Divisions. As a global entrepreneurial team, we deliver social innovation projects in the UK with a focus on Cities, Connected Communities, Resource Management and Mobility powered by the latest technologies in IoT and AI.
The DSG is currently seeking Senior Data Scientists for our current ‘Optimise Prime’ programme in London.
About Optimise Prime
Ofgem, the UK’s Gas and Electricity Markets regulator, has agreed to award funding to the Optimise Prime project under its Network Innovation Competition (NIC). Hitachi, together with UK Power Networks, Royal Mail, Centrica, Uber and Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, has formed the Optimise Prime consortium to study the impact of commercial EVs on the UK grid.
Optimise Prime is a 4 years project (2019-22) which will collect data from 3 trial fleets (Royal Mail, Centrica and Uber) and develop charging solutions for depot and home based commercial electric vehicles. The principle goal of the Optimise Prime programme is to develop the world’s largest dataset on commercial electric vehicle charging, improve the ability of Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to accurately forecast changing demand and provide cost effective electrification options for fleets.
Hitachi and will lead the project and will deliver a number of technology solutions, including the depot energy management tools and the project’s central IoT platform which will perform the network demand forecasting and analysis necessary to reduce the cost of fleet electrification. More information can be found at: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2018/11/op_fsp_final_public_v1-clean.pdf
DSG is seeking Senior Data Scientists to support the design, build and testing of models to analyse data to perform the trials.
You will be an advocate for renewable energy, electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure, technology and social innovation with an exceptional eye for detail.
In this role, you will be responsible for supporting your leading the Data Science work and managing junior data scientists to ensure the quality of the EV trials that are delivered with Royal Mail, Centrica and Uber. As such, you are required to be an excellent communicator and problem solver. You will be involved with a variety of hands on tasks and be comfortable working with senior and junior programme stakeholders from both within the Hitachi Group and its partners.
The candidate will have an excellent academic background.
Hitachi Europe Ltd (HEU) is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European operations employ over 350 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company’s portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, value chain integration, research and design, information systems.
HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company’s business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development – including HR, IT, Legal, Finance, Public Affairs and Business Development.