Position: Lead Data Engineer
Salary: GBP44800 - GBP67200 per annum + annual bonus
Ref: 523374_1582293386
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 21/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow or Perth

Salary: £44,800 - £67,200 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

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

About the Department

SSE Renewables is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

What is the Role?

As Lead Data Engineer, you'll be part of our expanding Digital Ventures team, working with the business on some of the most challenging and high-profile data science problems in energy. You'll build innovative proofs of concept for complex problems across the Renewables business unit and be expected to support the strategy of growing this team by seeking out the most impactful projects for the team and building good relationships throughout the business to articulate the strategy.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

-Proposing innovative ways data science can be applied within SSE Renewables to feed into development of new processes, projects and services.

-Reviewing and optimising existing data analysis processes by seeking opportunities for automation and delivering improved actionable insight.

-Exploring the application of machine learning to increase efficiency and seek better ways of using operational data.

-Visualising and dash boarding data and findings in order to effectively share and communicate results.

-Supporting management and engineering staff where required with data science and knowledge.

-Representing SSE Renewables at industry forums, demonstrating capability, competency and experience to stakeholders.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone who is inquisitive, interested in deep dive analysis and problem solving whilst also remaining focused on the big picture. You'll have experience working at a senior level within the renewable energy sector and have good business domain knowledge. As a creative problem solver, you'll pride yourself on your rigorous attention to detail and interest in data-driven, evidence-based methodologies.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also require the following;

-A degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other STEM discipline.

-Demonstrable experience in the delivery of Python or Matlab programming for the purposes of data analysis.

-Experience designing and delivering AI algorithms with a specific focus on machine learning.

-Demonstrable experience working with relational databases to manage and extract data.

-Proven ability in creating interactive dashboards with Power BI, Tableau or an equivalent.

You must also be 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.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

We'll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal candidates, please notify your line manager prior to submitting your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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.

Job Benefits:

annual bonus