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Sr T&D Data Scientist or Data Scientist Manager - Portland, OR (Remote work available) #108386

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose:

 

Provides technical leadership on the most complex and business critical engineering projects related to wildfire mitigation, asset performance, and T&D Operations across six states. Leverages large quantities of data, such as weather, environmental, outage, vegetation, and grid attributes, to inform long term risk analysis and aid in decision making. Works alongside senior and executive leadership to develop tools and analysis and inform the future of data driven decisions. Develops presentations for executive leadership and recommends and implements changes to meet company goals. Supports long term grid planning and load forecasting. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians in subject area; acts as company subject matter expert.

Responsibilities:

 

The responsibilities of the Sr T&D Data Scientist position include:

  • Independently conduct highly complex research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized data science to support company objectives and enable Transmission and Distribution Operations. 
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement company standards and processes relating to data science and data governance within Transmission & Distribution Operations. 
  • Work effectively with engineering, operations, dispatch and regulatory teams to analyze complex problems, identify issues, innovate and deliver solutions consistent with schedules established.
  • Lead data science projects, processes, or systems over the life cycle of the project, including project identification, scope development, implementation, and long-term operations and maintenance.    
  • Provide technical expertise across business in the area of data science to support functions such as wildfire mitigation, reliability, and risk within the T&D Operations organization. 
  • Ability to coordinate or otherwise support fire data analysis and fire investigations.
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management. 
  • Develop detailed computational analysis, including data science, computer modeling, and scripting and tool development, and integrate methods and products within and across company software products.
  • Actively participate as company lead in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Provide leadership to develop data literacy and scripting knowledge across the team. 
  • Strong customer service focus.

 

In addition, the responsibilities of the Data Scientist Manager position include: 

  • Plan and manage the work of the functional group. Lead projects and initiatives. Identify opportunities to leverage data science and predictive analytics to help solve the most critical business challenges. 
  • Lead the functional team; direct day-to-day activities and provide guidance and recommendations. 
  • Actively grow, lead, and mentor other data scientists. 
  • Lead the data science group within T&D Operations to establish, develop, and maintain models, tools, methods, and frameworks for highly complex analytical problems.
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analysis, model development, model validation, and model implementation. 
  • Independently conduct highly complex research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized data science to support company objectives and enable Transmission and Distribution Operations.  .
  • Provide input into team employee performance reviews. Flag performance and personnel issues for people manager resolution.

Requirements:

 

The Requirements of the Sr T&D Data Scientist position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Analytics, Data Science, Math, or Physics from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of 7 or more years’ experience in a power/utility/energy industry or related profession, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.
  • Over 3+ years of experience working with Python (or related language) and associated libraries for machine learning.
  • Ability to construct and optimize SQL queries (1+ years’ experience).
  • Exceptional technical writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way through visualizations.
  • Ability to review scientific literature and incorporate knowledge into ongoing projects. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or project management skills. 
  • Expert knowledge of industry best practices for data science and data governance. 

 

In addition, the requirements for the Data Scientist Manager include:

  • A minimum of 10 or more years’ experience in a power/utility/energy industry or related profession, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.
  • A minimum of three years of supervisory or functional management experience. 
  • Ability to construct and optimize SQL queries (3+ years’ experience).

Preferences

 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.   
  • Professional Engineering license.
  • MS or PhD in quantitative fields.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and electrical codes.
  • Experience working in the utilities, risk management, or wildfire mitigation sector. 
  • In depth knowledge of Bayesian statistics - specifically Bayesian hierarchical modeling. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning environment.
  • Experience with C#, Spark, or R.
  • Experience with time series modeling and forecasting.
  • Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
     

Additional Information

 

Req Id: 108386
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $110,300. - $149,000 
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15- 20% of salary.

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

 

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

 

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening


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