Data Scientist

  • Yorkshire Water
  • Bradford, UK
  • 06/01/2022
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Statistics

Job Description

Data Scientist:

Salary: £38,481 to £48,101 + pension + 25 days holiday

Water is the lifeblood of Yorkshire. 5 million customers use it every day, to make a round of brews, clean a mucky pup or get the washing on. 140,000 businesses rely on it to make steel, style hair or brew pints. And behind every river, reservoir and coastline looked after, every brew made, and every business supplied is Yorkshire Water.

At Yorkshire Water we believe technology holds the key to making the most of this precious resource, and taking care of it, now and in the future. We have a five-year plan that will see us investing heavily in our Technology. Enabling us as department to focus on our capabilities, increase our delivery and responsiveness for our customers and develop skilled technical and data experts.

Our Data Science team is central to our change strategy, focusing on putting our data at the heart of every business decision we make. Whilst ensuring that the data from multiple data points across our real estate is owned and governed.

We are now looking for a Data Scientist to join us on this journey. This means no two days will ever be the same but as a Senior Data Scientist you will need to really own it and can expect your role to involve.

  • Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of cutting-edge Data Science solutions (e.g. Machine Learning, Open Data & Cloud), from scoping, development, testing & delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring solutions address business need and are effectively delivered and incorporated into business process in a way that ensures tangible benefits are maximised and risks minimised
  • Responsible for advancing the company’s understanding of performance, assets, customers & risk via data-driven insights
  • Relied upon by the business (up to & including managers) as a subject-matter expert in respect to data & analytics to help promote the data capability and provide training opportunity at all levels

It goes without saying that we are looking for individuals who are great communicators and comfortable conversing and influencing senior leadership stakeholders. A Data Scientist who fosters a culture of excellence by defining and refining methods, standards, governance and assurance and is a technical expert and champion of data, technology and analytics throughout everything they do.

Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified to degree level in a numerate subject such as Mathematics or Statistics
  • Programming experience e.g. Python, R, SQL
  • Develops and maintains effective internal and external relationship

How we go about doing our job really matters to us. We all care about what we do, so whatever we’re working on we own it and make sure it gets done. We don’t just do this on our own as we know that we’re better together – whether that’s with our colleagues, customers, communities or stakeholders we use the power of people to make amazing things happen. And we’re not afraid to try new things, challenge ourselves and others – we’re always learning as that’s how we’ll improve.

We’re straight talking, respectful and we get things done with care and compassion, we value, understand and embrace difference. We have heart.

Although you will have a permanent friendly office to inspire collaborative thinking, and there may be occasions when there is a business need to attend the office (we offer a car allowance to help get you there) we do offer flexible hybrid working arrangements. We appreciate that we all live busy lives and crave now more than ever a good work/life balance, so together we can discuss what this might look like for you as an individual. After all we know we are all good on our own but together there’s no stopping us!