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Data Analytics

Vacancy Number:  7321
Category:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With 8,000 employees and revenue of over €5bn per annum, we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies  we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives.  This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Technology plays a leading role in enabling and delivering ESB’s transition to a digital, low carbon utility, and it’s our people who ensure we succeed. With almost 800 people working across our IT Delivery and CIO functions, together we design, build and support a broad range of technologies and services to deliver on our mission to bring sustainable and competitive energy solutions to all customers. We achieve this by harnessing all our resources, investing in our people and working collaboratively together.  


To further enhance our capabilities across a number of areas including Data & Analytics, Digital Delivery, Digital Development, Cybersecurity, Project Management and more, we are looking for talented professionals to start their journey with us to lead the transition to reliable, affordable low-carbon energy – a brighter future for the benefit of all. 



Data & Analytics Opportunities  


At ESB, data sits in the centre of our business, providing insights to support better business decisions. The Data Analytics team is an award-winning group of highly motivated and highly skilled professionals, working to support data-informed decision-making right across the ESB organisation. We work in a collaborative, agile way, interpreting data sets from our financial, operational, network and customer systems.  


We are looking for data scientists, data engineers and data analysts to join our growing data analytics team. If you are passionate about data and analytics and want be part of ESBs Brighter future strategy, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low carbon energy, we’d love you to hear from you. 


Senior Data Scientist  

Data Scientist  

As a Data Scientist you are responsible for delivering business insight through interpretation of large data sets from our financial, operational, network and customer systems. You will work closely with data engineers, data analysts and product owners and lead them to solve business challenges, prioritising, scoping and managing a broad range of data science projects. 


Minimum 7 – 10 years of relevant technical or business experience leveraging data intelligence to deliver products and services that drive customer value and new revenue. This should include 2-3 years’ experience using Data Science algorithms and methods to solve business problems using R or Python.  


Data Engineer  

Working within the Data Engineering Hub, you will work closely with data architects, data analysts, data scientists, enterprise system owners, and business owners to deliver data engineering solutions and pipelines to meet business requirements and engineering standards. 


Minimum 7 years’ relevant IT/business experience including a minimum 3 years’ data engineering experience including hands-on development of data pipelines. Significant experience in Microsoft SSIS ETL development and experience with big data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, Sqoop, Oosie, Hbase, and Hive is also essential. 


BI Developer  

The BI Developer role is a key role in the support and delivery of a broad range of reporting solutions across the ESB’s highly integrated SAP landscape. You will work closely with customers, Business Analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. 


Minimum 7 years’ experience of design and development of data models in SAP, including experience of SAP BW 7.x, SAP BW on HANA and SAP BW/4HANA encompassing extraction, transformation, loading to report build.   


Data Analyst  

As a Data Analyst, you will gather and analyse data, identify trends relating to business performance, customer intelligence and make recommendations for improvements based on this analysis.  


A minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience, including a good understanding of Analytics Tools, databases and their capabilities. Experience in designing and developing data visualisations through Power BI or Tableau etc, as well as experience with the full range of activities within the Analytics Team, including S/4Hana, Hana Studio, Analysis for Office, Business Warehouse, Sharepoint and Excel are essential.  





  • Relevant third level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential. 





Base Location: Fitzwilliam 27, ESB’s new Head Office, Dublin (Smart/Remote Working suitable)   


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working. 


The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction (Republic of Ireland), with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review. 



Further Information 


Further information on all our current Digital/Technology/IT related roles, including information on our Smart Working as well as our new state of the art Head Office Fitzwilliam 27, visit www.esb.ie/careers/it-at-esb  


In return, we offer excellent career enhancing opportunities where our people can thrive in a fast paced, agile environment by giving them the tools, flexibility and autonomy to deliver on our purpose: leading the transition to a secure, affordable, low-carbon energy future for our customers and communities.   


We pride ourselves in the mentoring, training and development offered to staff, as well as our competitive and attractive rewards and benefits package.  


We are also offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to empower our people to work smarter, enjoy the benefits of an inclusive, flexible working culture and significantly reduce carbon emissions through remote and hybrid working. 


Closing Date 


Closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021.  


If you have any queries in relation to this job, please contact recruitment@esb.ie 


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