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Data Scientist


Data Scientist

  • 526741

Base Location: Havant or Reading 

Salary: up to £54k depending on skills and experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

This is an opportunity for an experienced and talented Data Scientist to join our expanding Digital team in this exciting hands-on Data Science role, working closely on some of the most demanding, high-profile data science problems in today’s energy industry. You’ll build innovative proof of concepts for complex industrial problems across Distributed Energy with a focus on Smart Buildings and Energy Optimisation. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Build state of the art machine learning models and data visualizations within the built environment. 
  • Interpret and effectively communicate insights to the business and senior executives.  
  • Deliver actionable advice to our leadership teams. 
  • Collaborate with our cloud development, data engineering and DevOps teams 

    What do I need?

    To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Technical experience in the majority of the following: Machine learning (Supervised, Unsupervised, scikit-learn); Deep Learning (Tensorflow/Keras); Python (Pandas, Numpy, PySpark, Jupyter); Git; Tableau or equivalent; SQL; Artificial Intelligence/cognitive services. 
  • Knowledge and experience of: Automated descriptive analytics; Geospatial data science / visualization; Azure or similar cloud; Azure ML Services or similar PAAS ML; Anomaly detection; GIS; Diagnostics; NoSQL; Graph database; decision augmentation/automation e.g. Heuristic Optimization/ Reinforcement Learning; optimization/planning/scheduling; Apache Spark.
  • Intellectually curious, you’ll also demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • We’re looking for a collaborative team player, with a professional and positive attitude who will be able to play a key part in providing Data Science skills to support our Distributed Energy strategy.  
  • About our Business

    SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

    Life at SSE

    If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

    At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

    SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

    Next Steps

    All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

    If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact

    EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

    INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.


    Closing date: May 18, 2021

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    Our Benefits

    • Sharesave Scheme
    • 34 days of annual leave
    • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
    • Interest-free technology loans
    • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
    • Private healthcare discounts
    • Subsidised gym memberships
    • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
    • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
    • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

    Explore our full list of benefits:

    Employee benefits booklet


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