Senior Data Scientist, DER & Policy Forecasting
Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Oyster Bay
Posted on: November 23, 2022
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new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable
to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious
belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.
About us 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.National Grid is hiring a
Senior Data Scientist for DER & Policy Forecasting. This position
can be based out of Waltham, MA or Hicksville, NY office. Job
Purpose The Analytics & Load Forecasting team produces electric and
gas forecasts for National Grid. As a Senior Data Scientist, you
will develope long-term forecasts for distributed resources
(including solar PV, energy efficiency, demand response, EVs,
storage, etc.), and create long-term outlooks for policy based
decarbonization goals for our US service territory. You will
support the electric and gas load forecasting teams in integrating
DERs and decarbonization forecasts into the long-term forecasts.
You will work with the distributed resource, DSM, strategy teams,
and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure that DER and
decarbonization policies and programs are properly modeled. Key
Accountabilities --- Develop long-term forecasts for distributed
resources (including solar PV, energy efficiency, demand response,
EVs, storage, etc.), and create long-term outlooks for policy based
decarbonization goals. Perform additional analysis relating to
DERs, DSM, and decarbonization policies in the forecast as
--- Work with the electric and gas forecasting teams to ensure the
electric and gas load forecasts properly account for distributed
energy resources and new technologies and policies.
--- The position of Senior Data Scientist requires the ability to
work independently with minimal guidance and communicate to both
internal and external stakeholders to present and defend results.
The ability to speak to both technical and non-technical audiences
to present projects is essential.
--- Update forecast processes and documentation to ensure they are
efficient, reviewable, and reliable.
--- Provide expert testimony before regulators and defend the
forecasts. Respond to data request from regulatory bodies for rate
cases and other proceedings.
--- Collaborate with internal stakeholders (including supply,
engineering, regulatory, strategy) regarding forecast methodology
and analysis and ensure our deliverables meet their needs.
--- Stay current in all policies, regulatory requirements, market
trends, and industry standards regarding customer energy use and
technologies and programs impacting that use, such as energy
efficiency and demand response.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required --- Effective
communication skills including the ability to make persuasive
presentations to small and large audience.
--- Ability to operate and build relationships across all levels of
Qualifications --- A Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred)
in statistics, applied analytics, engineering or related
quantitatively rigorous field.
--- 5 or more years of relevant energy industry experience in a
regulated setting with direct interaction with regulators
--- Experience with policy or forecasting distributed resources
(e.g. PV, EV, energy efficiency, demand response, electrification
of heat, etc.) preferred.
--- Demonstrated experience with econometric or statistical
forecasting or modelling preferred. Experience in energy load
--- Good understanding of National Grid's operations and the
regulatory environment preferred.
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills including the
ability to testify before regulators and respond to regulatory data
requests. Ability to explain complex technical concepts to
--- Expertise in statistical programming software such as R, SAS,
--- Advanced Excel skills required.
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. 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.
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