Data Scientistat Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
Wellington , Wairarapa, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government

About this role

  • Help us to improve energy efficiency and reduce climate change impacts
  • Bring your experience with data science to a new role and make a tangible difference
  • Full-time, permanent role in our Wellington office.
  • He angitūtanga - The opportunity

    We have an exciting new opportunity to join our Evidence, Insights and Innovation team here at EECA. This team isresponsible for ensuring EECA's programme portfolio is led and managed by using sound evidence, intelligence and insights, and that energy efficiency programmes are designed and delivered with clear benefits to New Zealand.

    The key responsibilities of our Data Scientist role include the following :

  • Providing statistical and computational analysis across relevant datasets, to support EECA's work programmes
  • Contributing to ongoing energy modelling using TIMES-NZ (New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 EECA) and other relevant energy modelling tools
  • Contribute analysis to support energy efficiency and the switch to renewable energy
  • Maintaining key data metrics within a data warehouse
  • Communicating data through visualisation
  • To fill this role, we're looking for someone who has the following :

  • Two + years of experience in a data scientist role
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience in a related subject (statistics, computer science, engineering, or relevant discipline)
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analytics methodologies
  • Experience working with MS Azure cloud environments, including Azure Synapse Analytics or DataBricks or equivalent cloud ETL platforms, working within Azure data science VM environments, and code version control management discipline working with GitHub
  • Proficiency in use of analytics and data visualisation tools specifically SQL, R, Python, Julia, Jupyter notebooks, RShiny, Power BI
  • Above all, you'll need to have a passion for EECA's purpose.

    We'll provide the following :

    An excellent working environment where you're surrounded by a passionate and committed team, who strive to make a difference for current and future generations.

    We're currently sitting at just over 100 employees, which makes it easy for us to connect across all areas of business and collaborate with each other to deliver the goods.

    Ko wai mātou - Who we are

    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is a government agency whose purpose is to mobilise New Zealanders to be world leaders in clean and clever energy use.

    Our strategic focus areas are based on influencing the energy decisions in the transport, business, and residential sectors.

    This is a unique opportunity to join a government agency with a strong focus on delivery, and to do meaningful work with motivated people that has a tangible impact on the lives of New Zealanders.

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