Load Forecast Data Scientist

ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #907
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

New technologies and the New England region’s economy-wide decarbonization efforts are driving a profound transformation in the work of the Forecast Group within System Planning. Responsible for analytics and predictive modeling of the region’s electricity demand across all timescales—spanning both short-term and long-term time horizons—the Forecast Group is innovating and redesigning its forecasting methods, software and tools to meet changing trends in how retail customers procure, manage and use electricity.


This role provides an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team, leading the development of forecasting solutions that are integral to the planning and operation of the future grid.


What we offer you:

  • Hybrid work schedule with 2 days/week onsite
  • ISO-NE offers flexible and hybrid work, a base salary plus bonus program, professional development and tuition reimbursement, enhanced 401k and financial planning, wellness programs with onsite gym, eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), access to business networks & more, all in a stable and supportive work environment!


How You Will Make an Impact

  • Collaborate on analytical, programming, modelling and data management activities
  • Innovate on forecasting methods, tools, and software
  • Lead the development of data pipelines, reusable software packages and visualizations
  • Research and leverage forecasting developments within the research community
  • Present complex, technical content to a diverse audience through written reports and presentations


What We Are Looking For

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, engineering, operations research, or a related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the energy industry in forecasting, data analytics, or equivalent; experience in electricity consumption modelling or economic modelling in the energy sector is a plus.
  • Innovative thinker with a passion for predictive modeling, coding, and algorithm development
  • Proficiency in at least one advanced programming language (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB, SAS) is required to succeed in this role; familiarity with MATLAB is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in software development in a collaborative team setting
  • Knowledge about distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and/or cold-climate heat pumps is a plus
  • Experience in working with big data, geospatial analytics, and/or probabilistic forecasting
  • Experience data munging and building applications which load and use data from various sources and formats

From Holyoke, MA, ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region’s $15+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot happening at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the clean energy transition here in New England. COME JOIN US in making an impact within the region!

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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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  • ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America