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Lead Data Analyst, Data Management & Analytics - Load Forecasting

Location: Hicksville
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

About us
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Data Analyst, Data Management & Analytics - Load Forecasting. This position can be based out of Waltham, MA or Hicksville, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Syracuse, NY or Albany, NY.

Job Purpose
The Load Forecasting & Analytics team produces the electric and gas load forecasts for National Grid as well economic analysis and insight. As a Lead Data Analyst within the Data Management & Analytics team, you will support the development, presentation, and defense of the gas and electric load forecasts for our US service territory by defining, managing, and executing all data-related tasks including, but not limited to: data acquisition, transformation, and storage; software/script development; data platform management and maintenance; requirements collection and stakeholder communications.

Key Accountabilities
--- Assemble small and large individual data sets that meet internal business requirements
--- Design and implement ETL processes to collect, transform, and store data from various data sources (databases, APIs, FTPs, SharePoint, Power Platform, Azure) using a range of technologies depending upon the use case (SQL, R, Python, PowerShell)
--- Develop, manage, and maintain the data platform, which includes database architecture, stored procedures, server task management, and reporting
--- Drive the process to automate manual procedures and optimize data delivery for end-users
--- Work with stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs

--- Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, statistics, informatics, information systems, or another quantitative field. Master's degree is strongly preferred, with a background in computer science / data science and/or database architecture.
--- 5+ years of experience in a data-heavy role
--- In-depth experience working with SQL databases (Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
--- Ability to write code in one or more scripting languages: R, Python
--- GIS programming knowledge or experience strongly preferred
--- Dev Ops engineering skills a plus (e.g., distributed computing, data pipelines)
--- Experience with reporting/visualization tools like Tableau/Power BI preferred
--- Successful history of manipulating, processing, and extracting value from disconnected datasets
--- Excellent communication skills
--- Fully versed in various OS environments: Windows Server, Linux, Unix/AIX, system task scheduling, Bash programming
--- Knowledge of networks and firewalls preferred
--- Ability to design and develop solutions that can be leveraged across multiple projects and have scale for the future
--- Relevant energy industry experience or experience in a regulated setting preferred
--- Highly motivated with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

More Information

Salary Info

New England: $132K - $155K a year

Downstate NY: $141K - $166K a year

Upstate NY: $118K- $139K a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Hicksville , Lead Data Analyst, Data Management & Analytics - Load Forecasting, Executive , Hicksville, New York

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