National Grid Data Scientist/ Sr./Lead/Principal Data Scientist in Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to change the world? We do. Did you know that there is no industry that touches more of humanity than Energy? In fact, Energy builds societies. Are you passionate about Clean Energy and empowering humanity in an intelligent and sustainable fashion? Then you think like us. Do you have the skills, intellect, creativity and drive to transform, not just a company, but an industry through Big Data and Advanced Analytics? Then come join us as we transform the energy industry. We are the Advanced Data & Analytics team at National Grid and we are looking for world-class talent to join us on our mission.

As a (Sr./Lead/Principal) Data Scientist at National Grid, you will define and build market models, test new products and services, mine big data to better understand customers and their energy habits, be the catalyst of process reengineering through advanced analytics. If you are passionate about Advanced Analytics and you would like to use that passion in the creation of the next generation energy company, then becoming a National Grid Data Scientist is for you. You will work in a dynamic organization to turn data into intelligence and transform the company into a 21st century enterprise. The variety and complexity of challenges you will solve is second to none, but most important is the real world impact your work will have on the lives of millions of people.

About the Position:

The National Grid Data Science teams provide insights and conclusions from multiple sources of information in a variety of different formats using analysis techniques that range from the simple to the advanced. An ability to work cross functionally and on Agile teams is critical and you should have a broad based knowledge of:

  • Statistical & Probabilistic Analyses

  • Data Engineering

  • Programming/Software Development

  • Effective Visualization and Presentation

  • Holistic Problem Engineering

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Identify, extract, and integrate data sets ranging in size from spreadsheets to big data

  • Discover the best methods of integrating data from several different sources and formats for use in analyses

  • Employ sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive modeling

  • Prepare and clean data for use in advanced analysis

  • Explore new data sources and determine how best to use the data in advanced analyses

  • Be intellectually curious and enjoy learning

  • Communicate and liaise between the Technical, Process, and Business Teams to ensure solutions and conclusions are based on real data

  • Drive groundbreaking change in moving the company to a data-driven decision making business

Knowledge & Experience Required:

Required Skills:

  • 1-5 years of experience as a Data Scientist.

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline (Engineering, Sciences, Economics, Finance, Computer Science) preferred.

  • Can describe machine learning tools and techniques (supervised and un-supervised) to a non-technical audience

  • Fluent in:

o Python and/or R


  • Can query, clean, and merge datasets from various sources

  • Strong Statistical and Mathematical background is required:

o Math (e.g., linear algebra, calculus, and probability)

o Statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, etc.)

o Experimental Design experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with business and technical competencies without supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to translate extremely technical knowledge into business terms

  • Demonstrated ability to design and build communication tools that can “tell the story” in a manner that relates to:

o Business Value

o How to use findings and conclusions

  • Experience leading projects and/or teams

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Data Mining techniques to segment/classify customers, predict likelihood of product adoption, and profile customer base from not only an algorithmic standpoint, but a conclusion and insight drawing perspective, from tools and data that do not lend themselves to algorithmic solutions is required

  • Experimental Design experience

  • Ability to learn multiple programming languages/database engines in addition to those required above for the purposes of analyzing and using data; not software development.

  • Ability to learn geospatial analysis

Preferred Skills:

  • Working experience in a utility/energy industry

  • Active github repository and stackoverflow account

  • Data science competition entries (kaggle, kdnuggets, etc.)

  • Big data framework, e.g.:

o Hadoop

o Spark

  • Strong Business Analytics background:


o Cost Benefit Analysis

  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline.

Note: Additional years of relevant work experience, education and preferred skills will qualify candidates for Senior, Lead or Principal Data Scientist opportunities within our organization structure.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

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

Job: *BOC & Advanced Analytics

Organization: *BOC & Advanced Analytics

Title: Data Scientist/ Sr./Lead/Principal Data Scientist

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20172922

Other Locations: NY-Brooklyn