Data Scientist

  • Job Reference: 00041764-1
  • Date Posted: 29 June 2024
  • Location: Hatfield
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

We're on the lookout for a dynamic Data Scientist to join our Asset Management Insight team at Affinity Water. If you're passionate about leveraging data also about the vital role water plays in our environment to drive innovation in water asset management, we invite you to be a part of our exciting journey in shaping the future of data science, analytics, and artificial intelligence.

We are actively seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Data Scientist to become an integral part of our growing Data Science and Analytics team within the Asset Management Insight team, situated in the Asset Strategy and Capital Delivery Department. As a pivotal member of our closely-knit team, you will not only contribute to the expansion of our data science capabilities, but also drive innovation by actively engaging in and pursuing diverse projects, around the directorate, related to asset management.

Your role is crucial in harnessing the power of data to advance our asset management strategies, ensuring the optimisation of processes, for achieving out important performance commitments for customers and the environment, and strengthening overall efficiency at Affinity Water. Collaborating seamlessly with a small team of skilled data analysts and scientists, you will be at the forefront of leveraging data-driven solutions to address challenges in the water sector.

At Affinity Water, our values guide everything we do. We work as one Affinity team, fostering collaboration and unity across all departments. We are customer-focused, prioritising the needs and satisfaction of our customers in everything we do. And above all, we do the right thing, maintaining integrity, honesty, and ethical standards in all aspects of our work.

If you are passionate about making a meaningful impact in the realm of water asset management and enjoy a collaborative, innovative work environment, we encourage you to apply. Join us on this exciting journey as we shape the future of data science and artificial intelligence at Affinity Water.

Key Responsibilities

Data Analysis:

  • Analyse complex asset datasets, revealing trends and patterns for informed decision-making.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and create data-driven solutions.

Model Development:

  • Develop and deploy predictive models for asset health maturity and optimisation.
  • Contribute to the automation of data processing to enhance efficiency.


  • Turn diverse perspectives into innovative solutions.
  • Foster a culture of originality and knowledge sharing within the team.

Continuous Learning:

  • Self-motivate and keep informed with the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related technologies.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development and training to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Conduct and/or attend skill shares within the team.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient understanding of data science CRISP-DM process.
  • Experience with big data technologies and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS).
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL, and other coding languages.
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Cares about the broader impact of data science on the environment, customer satisfaction, and business success.
  • Innovative team player driving fresh ideas and solutions.
  • Resilient and open to experimentation and learning from failures.
  • Adaptable to dynamic environments and quick to adjust to evolving project requirements.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Motivated by tangible outcomes, committed to impactful results.
  • Cultivates a friendly, engaging, and inclusive team culture that sparks creativity.
  • Exceptional communication skills for clear and compelling conveyance of complex findings.

Culture Fit:

  • Passion for the water sector and an understanding of its complexities.
  • Innovative mindset with a willingness to try new approaches.
  • Ability to work in a close-knit team and contribute positively to a collaborative environment.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Science, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Or equivalent experience in relevant field.
  • Proven experience in data analysis and model development.
  • Previous work with water-related datasets is a plus.


    • Salary circa £45,000
    • Hybrid Flexible working - Office based 2 days per week is expected, Improve your home-work balance
    • Annual leave 26 days rising with length of service
    • A generous pension scheme that doubles the contributions you make, up to a maximum of 12%
    • We offer enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave. We also have a Carers policy and Menopause policy to help us support our people through different stages of their lives.
    • Access to our Wellbeing Centre with support for looking after your physical and mental
    • Discounts for Medical and Dental Insurance, Retail Outlets
    • Volunteer days

    Affinity Water recognises the benefits of greater diversity in our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building a more inclusive culture where every member of our workforce can thrive.