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  • Job reference: RMS0216925

Data Scientist

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/09/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (15/11/19)
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The Role:
As a key member of the Data and Digitalisation Team within the Operational Performance Directorate, you will provide data management and analytics contributions that are underpinned by robust, expert and sustainable data science processes, procedures and capability.

In particular, the Data Scientist will bring the relevant expertise to improve information management processes and practices, analyse large datasets from mainly offshore wind farms to reveal insights and trends for the industry, and facilitate data-driven joint industry projects.

* Development and review of Python scripts for analysing offshore wind farm operational data.
* Management of existing SQL databases and the high-level design of new databases that will be created as part of the projects, products and services.
* Technically managing third party software developers by identifying clear product improvements and offering thorough testing

Responsibilities of the role shall include:
* Proposing innovative ways data science can be applied to improve the offshore renewables industry to feed into development of new projects and services.
* Review and optimise existing Python scripts for gathering raw wind turbine data and automating the process of generating KPIs for benchmark systems.
* Develop new scripts, with a focus on Python, as required by the various innovation projects our team are delivering. A current project requirement involves systematic wind turbine power curve analysis to identify and quantify aerodynamic performance degradation.
* Using various methods to extract insights from different data sources and visualise these findings.
* Management of existing SQL databases and information systems that underpin projects, products and services. This involves influencing database design and managing permissions.
* Continuous improvement of team processes for data acquisition, verification, modelling and analytics.
* Collection of functional requirements to influence scope of works for system enhancements and design of new information systems.
* Technical supplier and product delivery management to oversee the end to end process of design, implementation, testing and system integration of information systems.
* Produce high quality technical reports or documentation as appropriate to the role and follow quality procedures for their release. Furthermore, support the quality assurance process for deliverables created by others in the organisation.
* Support and mentor junior technical staff as appropriate.
* Maintain currency of knowledge of latest renewable technologies and data science good practice and the application of these in a commercial and research environment.
* Encourage safe and sustainable behaviour and maintain a high level of SHEQ awareness in accordance with company procedures and current legislation.

The Company:
A leading international institution for developing and delivering innovative technology solutions in the renewable energy sector. This involves developing relevant technical and commercial knowledge and delivering innovative and commercially relevant research and commercial projects and testing activities.
Getting value from data and effectively using digital technology has been identified as a significant challenge for the renewables industry.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* A degree or equivalent in a Computer Science or Data Science or equivalent discipline, or HND/HNC/apprenticeship and/or supplemented by relevant experience.
* Experience either applying data science in any industrial domain or working in the relevant specific field of wind farm performance analysis.
* Demonstrable experience in the delivery of Python programming for the purposes of data analysis.
* Demonstrable experience in the design, management and application of SQL databases.
* Comfortable working in an innovation environment where requirements are not always clear, and individual initiative is required to maximise value of projects we are tasked with delivering.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* Good time management and organisation skills.
* Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
* Customer facing capability and able to forge strong relationships.
* Reasonable awareness of the offshore wind industry.
* Reasonable awareness of business a

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience handing and processing operational data from offshore wind farms including SCADA, alarms, CMS, work orders etc.
* Supplier and software contract management.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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