Graduate (Data Science)

  • Job Reference: 15542
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £28,500
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate (Data Science) (15542)

Job ID: 15542
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: £28,500.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to seven million people across the North West.

Efforts to drive additional value from our data are key to improving our performance and this role will give you the opportunity to learn skills and deliver data products using leading edge business intelligence and advanced analytics technologies including Tableau, Alteryx, Python, R and SQL. You will be encouraged and supported to develop important skills for a Data Scientist such as connecting to different data sources and manipulating different data types into useful formats, analysing and visualising data, utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence and statistical methods to create insight from data.


Job Accountabilities

  • Work with business teams to identify requirements and understand where analytic insight can add value.
  • Develop analytic insight based on functional designs and user requirements
  • Develop a technical understanding and knowledge of key infrastructure and analytics tools.
  • Develop analytical models and visualisations to support strategic and operational decision making.
  • Communicate findings via data visualisation to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Implement data models and data quality business rules and front-end user experience.
  • Ensure compliance to relevant corporate policies regarding data security and processing
  • Build statistical models from the data and follow best coding practices.
  • Adhere to ethics framework for data analytics.
  • Adopt a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Work in an open, transparent and collaborative manner, sharing good practice and seeking to continuously improve the quality of outputs.
  • Develop services that are automated, reliable and secure.
  • Work closely with data architects, data engineers, data managers, data owners and data developers
  • Recommend and implement ways to improve data efficiency performance and reliability


Knowledge and Skills

  • 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline, e.g. maths, physics, data science, computer sciences or similar.
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences verbally and in written correspondence.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to learn.
  • Embrace challenges and be resourceful.


Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual assessment centre in late January. Dates to be confirmed.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.