Senior Data Analyst

  • OVO Energy
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • May 28, 2021

Job Description

The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together - not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!

We launched in 2009 with a mission to change energy for the better. Since then, we’ve welcomed over a million members, planted a million trees, and set our sights on helping save the planet.

As a Group, we’re working to become a net zero carbon business by 2030, while helping our OVO Energy members halve their carbon footprints at the same time. 

Green energy and technology are great tools to fight the climate crisis with. But it’s people power that will rewrite history.  

So we’re building a zero carbon team inside and out. Of people who share our values, feel inspired by our mission, and want to make change happen. When you work for OVO, it’s not just a job. It’s the work of a lifetime. And we want the sharpest minds to help. 

Up for the challenge?

Where in the world of OVO will I be working? 

Working on the Analytics Support workstream within the central Data Science team, you will be providing the business with support for high priority projects and business initiatives. Using data to drive decisions within these projects is critical to success, and the delivery will often need data or reporting as part of the solution.

What will I be doing?

As a Senior Data Analyst you’ll be providing additional oversight on projects supported by the workstream, further developing the teams ways of working, as well as being hands on in the delivery of projects.

Stakeholder satisfaction is a key measure of success for the Analytics Support workstream. So as part of the additional oversight, you’ll ensure expectations are managed, and that the team is delivering robust, repeatable solutions. When we measure satisfaction, we also collect stakeholder feedback. Utilising this feedback to drive team improvements is vital to ensuring the team continues to evolve. 

In addition to this, you’ll be helping to develop the ways of working within the workstream. Ensuring solutions are well documented, code is correctly stored and reviewed, and best practices are applied. 

Is this the job for me? 

  • A wealth of experience in a similar data or analytical role.
  • Highly numerate & analytical, able to delve into the detail but understand the strategic view
  • Experienced in core analysis technologies, with excellent SQL & Excel/Sheets skills and programming with Python or R. 
  • Statistical knowledge including sampling, significance, hypothesis testing and basic probability theory
  • Able to document and version control your work so others can pick it up and build on it
  • Can interpret graphical representations of data and make recommendations.
  • Can confidently build and present meaningful data visualisations, in Excel/Sheets and ideally a dashboarding platform such as Tableau.
  • Proven ability to engage productively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment where prioritisation is required
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills - able to articulate results clearly and concisely to senior stakeholders.
  • Advanced leadership skills including the ability to form excellent relationships and to influence and negotiate effectively in order to deliver results.
  • Independently solves various problems and has extensive experience refortifying complicated problems through the application of design patterns

You must have…

  • Experience programming for analytics such as in Python or R, such as names, types, lists, arrays, control flow, exceptions.
  • Experience using Github to manage version control and provide source code management.

Ideally you will have…

  • Education to degree level in a numeric, scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Experience in cloud data services, Google Cloud Platform (especially BigQuery), AWS, etc
  • A taste for coaching members of the team with less experience.

From us you’ll get* 

  • An annual discretionary bonus
  • 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
  • 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
  • 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
  • And many more... 

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people 

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

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