Data analyst

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20014421b


What is the purpose of the role?

The successful data analyst will support the delivery of management information (MI), insight and data analysis within the UK’s largest Water and Wastewater Company. Your skills will help to drive process improvements and inform operational business decision making. The successful candidate will help shape the future of our use of data in the business to the benefit of our customers. For the right person this is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career by testing your skills, supporting colleagues and applying your knowledge of data to solve practical problems. Typical tasks in this role include building logic, development of reporting, automation of data processes (or rebuilding them to be more efficient), ad hoc analysis and insight, change management and working with tools such as SQL, R, Python and SPSS modeler for predictive modelling.

What makes this role unique?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and sewerage company. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. It’s an exciting time for Thames Water – we’re entering a new chapter and we are looking to expand our data and insight capability. We’re looking for someone to join us who can support the team as we put in to action new tools, technologies and techniques. This is a team where development is encouraged and where knowledge of a range of disciplines is beneficial. We work with wide areas of the business to further our goals meaning that every day is different and adaptability and outstanding interpersonal skills are key.

What will this role involve?

You will work with large data sets drawn from a wide variety of internal and external sources; including environmental data, survey feedback and operational data.

You will design and manipulate databases, carry out data transformations and work with the business to improve our ways of working.

You will support the business and work with stakeholders closely to design, build and maintain a range of reports.

You will identify insights and trends from data sets using statistical methods and modelling.

You will be a key point of contact, collaborating with colleagues and engaging with stakeholders to further our objectives.

You will influence and inform colleagues and senior leadership on operational decisions.

You will maintain data quality and ensure data is secure and properly utilised in line with the GDPR.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate to help drive enhanced business performance to the benefit of our customers through the use of data. Candidates require a degree within an analytical field (e.g. Science, Maths, Geographical disciplines) and have experience with databases, data analysis and reporting. Post graduate degrees are an advantage. Experience of applying your skills within a business environment is a benefit but not a requirement. Knowledge and experience of SQL is a requirement. Knowledge of some or all of the following software is an advantage: SPSS Modeller, Python, R, or Business Objects. You must have advanced Excel capabilities. We’re looking for a self-motivated individual with an analytical mind set and strong, proven analytical expertise. We’re looking for a candidate who is comfortable working quickly and under pressure to support our management teams. You must be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Thames Water information and salary details

The role is based in Reading with regular travel between offices and sites and offers a salary between 29,750 - 40,250 depending on skills and experience. You may be required to assist teams for a few hours over a couple of weekends each quarter. A full clean driving licence is required for the role due to the travel requirements. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/04/2019.