Data Scientist

Full time

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Salary & Benefits: Up to £52,726 depending on experience, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays, plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Data Scientist progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover. Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service,

Location: Bradford / Hybrid Working (1 office a week – Bradford)

Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist to join the data team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?

What we do:

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Data Science is a key part of how we plan to make robust decisions as a business to deliver the best service and support the changing expectations of our customers and regulators.

Yorkshire Water has a significant data footprint and partnerships with global organisations like Microsoft, SAP, Databricks, and ESRI. Our data is spread across the county of Yorkshire, with over 1 million real time data points monitoring reservoirs, treatment facilities, pipework, and pumps. Data is key to optimising what we do and how we do it and planning for the future of Yorkshire.

Data roles at Yorkshire Water are all about leveraging value from our vast data estate, be it exploring problems using innovative data science approaches, developing robust technical solutions which are relied upon every day, or creating intuitive dashboards that aid in strategic decision-making; there’s plenty of opportunities to utilise and develop your data skillsets whilst making a real impact on improving service to our customers and the environment.

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What skills & qualifications you will need:

Our Data Scientist will be qualified to degree level in a subject with strong numerical focus, such as Mathematics or Statistics. You will also:

  • Have strong working knowledge of a programming language, such as Python, R, SQL etc.
  • Possess strong communication and influencing skills across all levels of the business
  • Be confident in taking a leadership role within cross-business working groups, with the ability to challenge and act as a critical friend as required
  • Have the ability communicate complex, technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively, as part of a team.

You will also benefit from having:

  • Relevant water industry/sector experience or equivalent
  • Experience of developing Data Science solutions in a commercial context
  • Experience of working within cloud platforms and technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure)
  • Knowledge of software development frameworks and methodologies (e.g. Agile, SAFe, DevOps).

We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 1 in the office per week. This could be slightly more when collaborative efforts, training or meeting deadlines demand it. For those who prefer to work on-site, our office is open Monday-Friday during working hours.

If you’re an experienced Data Science professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.


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