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Data Scientist / Analyst – Demand Forecasting

** Start-up team within National Energy Supplier **


  • Graduates considered
  • Huge training and development opportunities available
  • Passionate and inspiring Director
  • Modern data science technology environment, Big Data environment



LOCATION -         Berkshire

SALARY -              £30k - £55k


This brand-new role forms part of an early stages, start up like team called Demand Forecasting. And whilst this process and type of analytics has been around for many years, the Director, Commercial Forecasting has built an ambitious, modern and exciting three year roadmap which will see the way the business forecasts energy usage and demand in cutting edge way. Through the use of machine learning, automation and modelling, he plans to revolutionise the company’s approach to meeting demand and managing supply. He is passionate and innovative, and seeking like-minded individuals who realise the HUGE potential there is to improve and change the way they deal with customer demand.

It’s a brilliant time to join as the Director sees nothing but growth opportunity for the team and the individuals he employs, meaning you will be on a very steep learning curve. So this would suit an ambitious, confident and innovative thinker, someone who enjoys playing around with the very latest in data science technology, huge amounts of data and working closely with other team members to deliver insights and modelling around customer demand and usage of energy across the UK and other parts of the world.

You will leverage data analysis skills to manage large datasets, sourcing and connecting data, as well as (of course) building machine learning, statistical and deep learning models. You will work very closely with the Operations Managers and Change Managers in the team, to constantly trouble shot and make suggestions around improving models and data (often offering your own skills in order to help make these improvements or solve issues), so strong communication skills are key, as a team player attitude.

Technically they have historically used SAS and SQL, and have recently started using R and Python, so this person will also be expected to come in and work with these open source tools – this is the direction the team and business are headed.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a fast growth analytics and data science team, learning how to leverage the very latest in data science technology and techniques, to understand UK customers.




  • Educated to at least degree level in a numerate subject; Computer Science, Machine Learning, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering or even Meteorology
  • Passionate about bringing data to life, developing insights and recommendations
  • Some experience in building forecasting, machine learning or statistical models is essential whether at University or in a commercial environment
  • Some experience with R or Python is essential, as well as ideally SQL programming skills
  • An understanding of data management, database design and sourcing and connecting data, and ideally some experience of working with large volumes of data (millions of records+)
  • Problem solver, intellectually curious with a high attention to detail
  • A desire to innovative, lead from the front, think strategically as well as commercially around problem solving and how to improve processes and forecasting
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, etc. and a desire to work closely with others – this is very much a business facing role, in a small team so you need to be confident and comfortable in dealing with stakeholders and peers




For further information or to apply please contact:

Kate McDermott  - Managing Consultant @ Blue Pelican Marketing

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