Lead Data Scientist

Houston, Texas 77002

Post Date: 04/17/2018 Job ID: 1246 Industry: Energy-Front Office

A retail electricity provider is searching for an experienced Data Scientist to join its load forecasting team and lead projects to analyze complex load data at a customer, ISO market level, product and weather level.  Position will be responsible for recommending actionable strategies for customer segmentation and profiling, marketing, supply desk, settlements, pricing, etc., which will have a direct impact on commercial decisions. The position requires advanced skills in statistical analysis and data science (Python, Pandas, SKLearn) and the ability to extract/analyze large datasets, apply fundamental knowledge/research to evaluate risk, and develop front-end visualization applications.


  • an advanced degree (Masters, PhD) in mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering, data science, physics or computer science;
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the wholesale power or retail electricity markets with an emphasis on data science skills and leveraging large datasets to generate insight in support of the business;
  • experience with electricity ISO markets required (ERCOT or PJM market knowledge preferred);
  • advanced programming skills for relational databases, including Oracle SQL; scripting / object-oriented coding including Python, SAS, R, and VBA required; Experience processing and analyzing raw data;
  • skills in “Big Data” tools, including Hadoop / Hive and visualization tools including Spotfire or Tableau;
  • ability to lead and manage projects to completion;
  • strong communication skills to present results and make recommendations to upper management.

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