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We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team as a People Analytics Specialist. This role requires a deep understanding of data analysis, data modelling, and the ability to transform complex data into meaningful insights to support informed business decisions. The People Analytics Specialist will collaborate with various stakeholders to gather requirements, design data solutions, and deliver intuitive and interactive dashboards and reports.

What you’ll be doing as a People Data Analytics Specialist

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand data needs and reporting requirements.
  • Analyse and document data sources, data structure, and data quality considerations.
  • Create and maintain interactive and visually appealing dashboards, reports, and data visualizations using Power BI.
  • Develop data models, measures, and calculations to provide actionable insights using DAX, and SQL.
  • Implement dynamic filters, slicers, and drill-down capabilities for enhanced user experience.
  • Ensure data accuracy, completeness, and consistency across all reports and dashboards.
  • Conduct thorough testing to validate data accuracy and performance.
  • Communicate insights and findings effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve Power BI report performance and responsiveness.
  • Optimize SQL queries and database indexes to enhance overall system performance.

Base Location: Reading - Hybrid

Working Pattern or hours: 36 Hours

What you should bring to the role

  • Significant work experience in Power BI and SQL
  • Strong proficiency in SQL database design principles
  • Substantial experience in data analysis and data modelling
  • Experience with Power BI RLS
  • Experience with Power Automate would be beneficial
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field is desirable

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary from £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
  • Annual Leave - 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.