Head of Forecasting & Data Science

London, England, United Kingdom

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Tech & Data Science

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Head of Forecasting & Data Science
Tech & Data Science
Limejump Ltd.

About Limejump

Optimising a 100% renewable energy future is our vision.

Limejump is a technology platform that manages a large renewable energy network. Our portfolio delivers clean energy to businesses and homes, using renewables and stored energy when it’s needed to meet demand.

We connect and manage 100% renewable energy through the intelligent control of renewable generators, such as wind turbines and solar panels. We work closely with renewable asset owners, buying their energy and then selling it onto the UK’s grid, giving them simple access to the power market. But, the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing. We must therefore capture energy for times when there is high demand. By harnessing big data and renewable technology, we accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.  

About the role

As Head of Forecasting & Data Science you will lead our team of data scientists and machine learning engineers to solve a number of complex issues across energy, with a focus on developing our generation forecast, asset dispatch & price optimisation models.

Reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible for providing thought and people leadership of the team, while still having an opportunity to get hands-on supporting modelling and/or coding efforts.

You will bring detailed UK electricity market knowledge complemented by a sound understanding of modelling and algorithm development. With the role involving close collaboration with the Technology, Commercial and Trading aspects of Limejump, an ability to effectively collaborate and advocate to stakeholders at all technical levels & backgrounds will be required.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the team to deliver and own high-quality machine learning and forecasting models.
  • Hire, retain and mentor a team of talented data scientist and engineers.
  • Contribute to Limejump’s product roadmap.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives with our parent company Shell.
  • Ensure that we are choosing appropriate methodologies and building models and data systems in accordance with best practice.
  • Work with key stakeholders to explain output, significance and advocate for suitable quantitative use cases.

Essential Requirements:

  • A passion for Limejump's mission - to revolutionise the energy industry.
  • UK energy industry experience, ideally across forecasting / pricing / trading.
  • Experience of leading, mentoring & managing technical teams.
  • Solid understanding of managing complex data science projects.
  • Effective communication skills, comfortable explaining technical content to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with common machine learning methods and data science frameworks including Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow/PyTorch.

Why you’d love working at Limejump:

  • Competitive pay and an annual performance-based bonus.
  • £1000 annual innovation budget to spend on self-development coupled with 10% time off work to do it.
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA PPP with £0 annual excess.
  • 25 days annual leave…and one extra day for your birthday.
  • Flexible working options to suit your personal life (including caring responsibility and/or your cultural background).
  • Mental wellbeing support with Mental Health First Aiders and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Company wide lunch n learns, culturally diverse celebrations and other social events.
  • Parental leave – up to 12 weeks paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Subsidised onsite gym membership and weekly fitness classes.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – enjoy a carbon free commute on us!.
  • Life assurance and personal accident insurance.

Working Pattern

Limejump is following government guidelines closely as we continue to work remotely from home. Once colleagues are welcomed back into the office later in the year, we will be working off a hybrid model of 2 days office / 3 days from home.

Unfortunately, Limejump cannot offer 100% remote roles. 

Diversity Statement

Limejump values equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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