Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is looking for a Data Scientist to join our ambitious Data and Analytics Transformation team. This team focuses on designing, building, and maintaining scalable and reliable data products, that serve multiple customers across the organisation, using data science best practices and tools.

The Data Scientist will collaborate with data product managers, data engineers, business stakeholders, and other data scientists to understand data needs, define/deliver data product requirements, and attain data insights for improved decision-making.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll work within a technical team across the data systems & operations landscape including:

  • Data analytics and automation of such;
  • Advanced analytics including Machine Learning (ML) and AI
  • ML Operations (MLOps); and
  • Policies and process.

A key focus of this Data Scientist role will be working within MLOps processes to encourage sustainable and scalable data provisioning /storage which encourages value creation, democratisation of data, and re-use. You’ll development and deploy data products that deliver accessible, reliable, and scalable data solutions to various business stakeholders and data consumers. There will be the opportunity to apply advanced data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence techniques to extract insights, generate features, and build models that address various business problems and opportunities. You’ll ensure the quality, reliability, and observability of data products by implementing data testing, monitoring, and documentation standards and best practices. You’ll work with stakeholders to communicate the value proposition, methodology, and results of data products to both technical and non-technical audiences, using data visualisation and storytelling skills.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience within a Data Science role, building Data Products.
  • Proficiency in data engineering tools and languages (Ex. SQL, Python, Java, Hadoop, and Spark)
  • Experience working with cloud platforms (Primarily Azure and AWS)
  • DataOps & MLOps Expertise: Familiarity with DataOps / MLOps principles and methodologies, including CI/CD for data, automated testing, and monitoring.
  • Data Management: Experience in managing and optimising data pipelines, databases, and data warehouses. Knowledge of data governance and data quality assurance practices.
  • Collaboration, Communication, and Problem-Solving Skills

What’s in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we’ll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. At ScottishPower, we believe it’s the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family’s wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action – our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world – today and tomorrow. That’s why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave
  • Holiday purchase – perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave
  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding
  • Technology Vouchers – save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes
  • Count us in – pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change
  • Electric Vehicle Schemes – to help you transition to green/clean driving
  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans
  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Access to ‘nudge’ financial wellbeing support
  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network – connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It’s a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland’s ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we’re taking it very seriously. We’re investing >£5.5 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you’ll fit right in.

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country. If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.


Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country. If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.


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