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Job ID 17047 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Data Analysis and Analytics Department Transmission Asset Systems and Data

About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Data Analyst for our Transmission Data Management department in Waltham, MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

National Grid strives to make data-driven decisions regarding Transmission assets and how they are managed, maintained, and constructed.  Asset Management and Data Management are key capabilities the company needs to strengthen to become world-class Transmission business.  There is a gap between where we are today and where we need to be in order to deliver on key growth initiatives.  A new team has been established to provide support and guidance to the organization in the development and delivery of these implementation plans.

Key Accountabilities

Gathering and analyzing data, identifying underlying principles and turning data into information and analytics to assist senior management in operating more efficiently and effectively and drive business decisions
Translate stakeholder requirements into data-oriented system specifications and collaborate with system designers to implement improvement initiatives
Establish a catalogue of business terms, technical metadata, critical data elements, business rules, quality rules and their associations
Analyzing data and evaluating results to choose the best practices and solutions and participating in project and program management system enhancements
Understand engineering practices and processes and how these impact choices in data models and system architecture
Lead and support data quality management and quality metrics capability that will enable business compliance with Data Management standards.
Develop and provide support in creating business rules, data quality rules and applies data profiling.
Work with cross functional business unit stakeholders and data practitioners to gather, analyze and present critical data elements and its health status
Provide support to business to monitor, investigate, remediate and communicate data quality issues
Apply knowledge of end to end data flow and lineage from capture at source, to transform, to delivery and its business intent at each stage
Stakeholders this specialist will work collaboratively with include:
Transmission Engineers
Asset Management Specialists
Data Management Specialists
IT System Architects
Tool used include Data Visualization (Power BI and Tableau and Alteryx), Data Quality Management (Informatica IDQ), MS Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word), and Database Query (SQL, Python), Snowflake, MDM tools. 

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  •  Strong interpersonal skills including negotiations and communications.
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders and lead a group even where the role holder has no direct authority.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, or related areas.  Graduate-level degree preferred
6-8+ years of experience in supporting business in a Data Management or Asset Management capacity
Knowledge of data governance best practices
Leadership, coaching, persuasion, and relationship building skills
Ability to effectively interact with engineering, IT, and non-technical staff
A genuine passion for the benefits that good data management can bring to an organization
Understanding of the Utilities Industry
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with
Databases SQL or NoSQL (MS SQL Server, Snowflake)
Data management/profiling tools (ex: Informatica, Collibra)
Business intelligence and data visualization tools (ex: Tableau, iDashboards)
GIS-based data structures and tools (ex: Small World, ESRI)

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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