NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER) | Senior Data Specialist | Waltham, MA | United States | | 17 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Waltham, MA

As part of National Grid’s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Data Specialist for our 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 Jyotish Jyotish - Career & Life Prediction

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

This role provides a vision for business-wide data activities and champions for data ownership and stewardship, standardization, accessibility, and governance for (US) wide gas business unit. This role will develop and maintain the data capture and recording capabilities to a specific area of our Gas Business Domain. Our Data is paramount to ensure our Gas Business Unit as the latest and most accurate data to make decision on the safe integrity of the transmission and distribution systems and transactional data sets including our work on the assets which is consistent with company objectives, strategies and policies and in full compliance with company, governmental codes and regulations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyze and monitor all related application/data to make sure everything is working correctly and properly updated when needed.
  • Act as the data lead for their area of focus on data which is not limited to data quality, access to data, and data security and able to relay to our Business/Process Leads the data issue at hand and its remediation
  • Ensure the data change process is followed for their data area while partnering with our data governance team, the data owners, and ensure end-to-end data lifecycle is administered and utilized within each region
  • Capture the data requirements for the data conversions and ensure data quality of the area of focus
  • Coordinate with deployment team and the governance on the prioritization of the fixes/issues/defects and enhancements/new capabilities
  • Properly train the area of focus in utilizing Informatica Data Quality scorecards/PowerBI dashboards
  • Own and manage data validation processes, resolve weaknesses, and manage risks while managing the IT stakeholders and the Business stakeholders
  • Ensure all the data artifacts for the areas are up to date (Data Business Rules Dictionary, Asset Specs, Asset Classifications, Domains, and Measurements).
  • Lead and support to gather functional data requirements for your focused area
  • Establish and lead Data Quality activities for your focused area


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred with 4 years of related experience or Master’s degree in a Quantitative Domain with 2+ years related work experience in:

    • Data Quality (Informatica Data Quality, Prefer Einstein Analytics)
    • Systems programming (Prefer SQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), PowerBI)
    • Applications (Maximo, Salesforce, Field Service Lightning)
    • GIS Systems (Prefer knowledge of ArcGIS, ESRI, Lemur)
    • Cloud (preferably Azure)
  • Strategic self-starter with excellent computer & data set skills and an advocate for data analytics value across business and to diverse audiences
  • Experience conducting structured business analysis and generating well-defined requirements and employing of contemporary data management and maturity assessment frameworks
  • Proficiency in data classification for security, usage, protection, and enterprise communication
  • Self-aware individual who can effectively manage stakeholders and build relationships across all levels and functions
  • Effective communicator able to communicate at all levels within the organization

More Information


$105k to $123k a year

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. 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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