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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Associate Data Scientist, Data Science in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, the work you do will touch lives and shape the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. 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. We’re planning, innovating and working to be as vital and relevant as ever before for our customers and communities. Join us and be at the heart of clean energy transition.

About the Graduate Development Program

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) ( is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US. Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position and take part ongoing development activities through your first year including monthly development sessions, active mentorship, and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid.

National Grid is aiming for an in-person GDP experience for Summer 2022. However, we will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will shift to a virtual program if necessary, in order to honor our commitment to our young talent pipeline.

Job Purpose

As an Associate Data Scientist at National Grid, you will define and build models, mine big and small data to better understand customers and their energy habits, and develop maintainable solutions, all of which would make you the catalyst of process reengineering through advanced analytics. You will work in a dynamic organization to turn data into actionable intelligence. 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.

As a member of the National Grid Data Science team, you will provide insights and conclusions from multiple sources of information in a variety of different formats using analysis techniques that range from simple toadvanced. You would work cross-functionally and on Agile teams, and you would be applying your broad knowledge of:

  • Statistical & Probabilistic Analyses

  • Data Engineering

  • Programming/Software Development

  • Effective Visualization and Presentation

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with work on major projects from conception to completion, working with multiple teams of stakeholders directly to understand and address their analytic needs.

  • Identify, extract, and integrate data sets ranging in size from spreadsheets to big data; prepare and clean data for use in advanced analysis

  • Employ sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods for predictive and prescriptive modeling, forecasting, and simulations

  • Contributes to the development of structured, documented, version-controlled code that enables automation and post-roll out customer self-service


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution; Computer Science, Data Science, Data Analytics, or Statistics, preferred

  • Graduated between May 2021 and June 2022

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program May 31, 2022 or June 27, 2022

  • Valid US driver’s license

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

  • Python, SQL experience, preferred

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.