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Principal Data Scientist

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 23707 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Company

 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Department Overview

The Strategic Data Science team utilizes advanced modeling and data science to drive PG&E’s transition to the sustainable grid of the future through quantitative decision-making. This work moves beyond descriptive reporting and is focused on driving the business forward through applied statistics, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and insightful tool design. The cornerstone of these high value analytics is one of the largest smart meter usage databases in the industry, that when combined with billing, program engagement, customer demographic, grid, and other data sources has unprecedented potential.

 

Position Summary

We are looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our growing team. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of utility industry analytics. Working as part of cross functional team, including other data scientists, technology experts, and subject matter experts this individual will help develop data driven solutions for decision making and operations. It is the perfect role for someone who would like to continue to build upon their professional experience and gain a comprehensive view of the nation’s most advance smart grid.

 

Job Responsibilities

Analytics and Modeling

 

  • Gather, prepare, and analyze data from disparate sources to produce user-friendly models and actionable insights
  • Work closely with domain experts. Develop a working knowledge of rate structures and elements, load shapes, distributed energy resource technologies and policy options
  • Develop expertise with grid data, customer demographic information and other structured data sets
  • Understand and apply statistical and analytical modeling methods such as classification, regression, clustering, anomaly detection, neural networks, etc. to identify opportunities for operational improvements and develop strategic insights

 

Communication, Summary Presentation and Visualization

 

  • Appropriately document data sources, methodology, and model evaluation metrics
  • Develop and present summary presentations for senior management
  • Create streamlined visual tools for end-users  
  • Work with business partners to advance business processes, based on analytical findings
  • Work with team leadership to continually improve analytics at PG&E via demonstrations, mentoring, disseminating best practices, etc.

 


     

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Degree in computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas or job-related experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in data science or advanced analytics OR Master’s Degree and job-related experience, 8 years, OR Doctorate and job-related experience, 5 years

Desired:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Degree in computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas or job-related experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in data science or advanced analytics (through graduate education or work experience)
  • Demonstrated collaboration or paired development work history
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience working with relational databases, preferably in SQL
  • Demonstrated proficiency writing clear and well documented code, preferably in Python
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data science best practices, such as version control via Git or similar
  • Demonstrated proficiency data visualization tools such as Tableau, D3, Plotly, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with model development for decision analysis, forecasting, or other complex quantitative modeling
  • Demonstrated experience working with large datasets and knowledgeable about parallelization
  • Strong understanding of statistics and experience developing supervised & unsupervised learning models
  • History mentoring and teaching others as well as desire to continue to do so

 

 

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland