Senior Data Engineer

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000


About us: 


We’re a team that cares about you and your community. United Energy (UE) is an essential service, supplying reliable, safe and affordable electricity across the east and south-east of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, vital for our customers and a clean energy future.

In designing and delivering these services, our people are united by a real sense of purpose to empower customer choices in ways that are important for our communities and the environment. Using advanced analytics, knowledge built through years of practical expertise, partnerships with leading researchers, and the courage to experiment, our people are proud to be disruptive influencers amongst the electricity industry.  

Increasingly, our networks are connecting new large-scale renewable energy generators and integrating technologies like solar, batteries and electric vehicles as customers change the way they generate, use, store and share power. This demand is transforming the electricity market faster than any change we’ve ever seen before.  As a result, our people are at the frontline in developing and implementing innovative technologies and solutions necessary for the future of our industry not only in Victoria but globally.


About the Role:


We currently have an exciting and permanent opportunity for a skilled Senior Data Engineer who is responsible for developing and designing ETL’s, data pipelines, applications and tools for Smart Grid analytical use cases to improve network reliability and management; as well as providing Cross Division Operational Support for day to day needs.


What you’ll deliver: 


  • Investigate different options and solutions for addressing various business problems, helping to make the electricity network more reliable and safer
  • Automate use cases as much as possible to increase efficiency and customer outcomes
  • Ensure detailed design of Smart Grid applications cater for both internal network purposes but are also capable of being marketed externally, where applicable
  • Supervise or develop a Proof-of-Concept application and proof that the proposed use case is indeed going to work
  • Develop and productionise the use case to ensure a successful transition of all developed applications to BAU support
  • Provide subject matter expert guidance (database level) across all ETL’s, Data Pipelines, Metering, Asset and Network automation related systems 
  • Coordinate business requirements across the divisions and provide data extracts or self-serve reporting and dashboards, where appropriate, in support of our Intelligent Utility strategy
  • Translate Smart Grid application strategies and business requirements into operational design projects, leveraging blended expertise from across the United Energy (UE) business
  • Work collaboratively with Information Technology (IT) to design supportable use cases and associated architecture while adhering to all the security guidelines

To succeed in this role you’ll have:


  • Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/IT 
  • High level working knowledge of SQL databases and programming (Postgres and Oracle preferred)
  • High level working knowledge of ETL’s and data pipelines
  • Advanced Python and Java programming skills are essential
  • Understanding of application automation, Release lifecycle knowledge and Code control methodologies
  • Good working knowledge of BI tool and Asset management Systems (Preference of SAP)
  • High level communication skills to liaise with the relevant SMEs and other technical and specialist resources within the business
  • Experience in a senior data engineering role working in large data and analytics use cases and projects with high level of achievement and delivery to business
  • Previous experience in the Utilities sector preferred

Your career with us:


We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability. Working with us means being fully supported to make the most of new experiences, and to build a career through a range of opportunities to learn from the best and to grow in a safe, inclusive, flexible and collaborative environment. 


Our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. This includes their physical safety – ensuring everyone gets home safely everyday – as well as their psychological safety, by ensuring everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve a work-life balance and be the best they can be.    


If you possess the required skills and experience and you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application by COB Wednesday 17 August 2022.

United Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business

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