Data Scientist

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    United Kingdom

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  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    2 months ago

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The company:

Drax is playing a vital role in helping change the way energy is generated, supplied and used. Generating 11% of the UK’s renewable energy supply, we’re committed to enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. 

We’re a changing business with big ambitions. Drax now have exciting opportunities for a Data Scientist to join our newly established in-house data science community. 

The role:

You’ll work as a dedicated resource for our Energy Services department, who are using a data-driven approach to help organisations control their on-site demand, optimise electric vehicles and reduce carbon consumption.

As a Data Scientist, you’ll play a key role in this transformation by conducting descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to solve complex business problems. This will mean using big data and data science, and the rest of your technical data skills and knowledge, to develop and implement appropriate models and programmes. 

You’ll be responsible for the delivery of projects in line with the company’s vision. This will mean monitoring and improving performance, identifying and fixing issues, and helping to design and deliver innovative new products to market.

Using your experience, you’ll manage and manipulate large volumes of data to provide insightful and revealing analysis. You’ll also research and apply new data science techniques in a pragmatic way that shows you understand their limitations.

We’re looking for individuals with extensive experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, as well as relevant software packages including Amazon SageMaker, Tensorflow, Spark, Microsoft Azure and equivalent. Knowledge of data science languages such as SQL, PowerShell, R and/or Python is ideal.

Please be aware this role will involve travelling to our Ipswich office 1 – 2 times per month. Drax has offices based in Selby, London, Northampton and Ipswich. We also offer the opportunity to work remotely.

We welcome applications from candidates looking for full time, part time or job share opportunities. 

Drax offers a range of great benefits including minimum 25 days’ annual leave, up to 10% pension contribution, private medical insurance, life assurance and income protection. Our inclusive culture, employee engagement activities and development opportunities make Drax Group a great place to work.

Why not apply today and power your career with Drax?

Drax is committed to promoting a supportive, diverse and inclusive working environment, where you can be yourself and your contribution matters. We make hiring decisions that are based upon capability, competence and potential. We strive to ensure a fair, flexible and inclusive process, making necessary adjustments in line with the needs of the candidate, wherever possible. All applications are treated equally in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.