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National Grid Data Science Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability 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 Data Science Manager for our Data Science department in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

As a Data Science Manager at National Grid, you will lead a team and do hands-on work. 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

  • Programming/Software Development

  • Effective Visualization and Presentation

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead, manage, and mentor a team of Data Scientists

  • Employ sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods for predictive and prescriptive modeling, forecasting, and simulations

  • Discover the best methods of integrating data from several different sources and formats for use in analyses

  • Project manage efforts both internal to the team and across the enterprise

  • Be intellectually curious and enjoy learning

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Can manage projects both internal to the team and across the enterprise.

  • Can supervise and mentor other team members.


  • 4+ years of data science experience (utility or energy sector is a plus)

  • Experience leading large projects and/or a team of individual contributors

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with business stakeholders without supervision

  • 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 and Windows environments (Azure is a plus)

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, exceptional candidates considered with Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in progress

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong background in full lifecycle of Data Science products

  • Knowledge of Agile frameworks

  • Regulated utility experience

  • Active github repository and stackoverflow account

  • Data science competition entries (kaggle, kdnuggets, etc.)

  • Experimental Design experience

  • Interactive visualization tools (Power BI is a plus)

  • GIS knowledge (ArcGIS is a plus)

More Information

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.