Senior Data Scientist, Data Science - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

United States

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Data Scientist for our Automation & Analytics department in Waltham, MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

National Grid is a gas and electric utility that brings energy to life for 7 million customers across Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island through a network of 100,000+ miles of wires and pipes. The company is aggressively transforming into a 21st century data-driven energy manager for its customers.

As a Senior Data Scientist at National Grid, you will define and build models, mine big and small data to better understand customers and their energy habits, be the catalyst of process reengineering through advanced analytics. You will work in a dynamic organization to turn data into actionable intelligence. The variety and complexity of challenges you will solve is second to none, but most important is the real world impact your work will have on the lives of millions of people.  

The National Grid Data Science teams provide insights and conclusions from multiple sources of information in a variety of different formats using analysis techniques that range from simple to advanced. An ability to work cross-functionally and on Agile teams is critical and you should have a broad knowledge of:

  • Statistical & Probabilistic Analyses
  • Data Engineering
  • Programming/Software Development 
  • Effective Visualization and Presentation


Key Accountabilities


  • Lead projects from conception to completion
  • Mentor junior Data Scientists
  • Identify, extract, and integrate data sets ranging in size from spreadsheets to big data
  • Discover the best methods of assimilating data from several different sources and formats for use in analyses
  • Prepare and clean data for use in advanced analysis
  • Employ sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods for predictive and prescriptive modeling, forecasting, and simulations
  • Be intellectually curious and enjoy learning

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate key messages to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline (Engineering, Sciences, economics, finance, Computer Science) preferred, Experienced candidates considered with Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in progress
  • 2+ years of experience in business environment as a data scientist/business analyst/quantitative analyst
  • Experience leading projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with business stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical knowledge into business terms
  • Fluency in:
    • Machine learning tools and techniques
    • Python and/or R
    • SQL
  • Experience with cloud computing in Linux environment (AWS is a plus)


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Business Analytics background
  • Regulated utility experience
  • Active github repository and stackoverflow account
  • Data science competition entries (kaggle, kdnuggets, etc.)
  • Big data frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, Hive)
  • NoSQL experience
  • Experimental Design experience
  • GIS knowledge (ArcGIS is a plus)
  • Interactive visualization tools (Tableau is a plus)
  • Knowledge of Agile frameworks


More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.