Senior Data Consultant


Changeworks has over 35 years’ experience in delivering high impact solutions for low-carbon
living. We work collaboratively with partners, organisations and householders to drive
transformation in energy efficiency and to tackle fuel poverty. An exciting opportunity for a
Senior Data Consultant has come up in our busy and growing consultancy team, to cover a
maternity leave.

About you

You will have a demonstrable track record of managing data-informed projects with a high level
of knowledge about data analysis and data management. You will be experienced in using tools
such as GIS systems and R and RStudio. Familiarity with environmental and housing datasets, and
in designing databases, is a bonus.

We are particularly looking for a person who likes being a ‘data specialist’ in a non-data
environment. You are enthusiastic and will enjoy learning more about the energy efficiency and
low carbon sector and help Changeworks deliver its ambitious decarbonisation goals.

The Role

This role is based within our Consultancy Team and will report to the Principal Consultant. Our
busy Consultancy team works across the sustainability agenda and has a particular specialism
related to energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment,
fuel poverty and pro-environmental behaviour change. You will work across a diversity of
Changeworks projects and with external clients from different sectors.

You will draw on a range of experience to manage a team of three (two data analysts and a data
consultant) and help them deliver data-informed projects using a variety of tools (e.g. R
programming, GIS software). You will help clients to manage the necessary data sharing
agreements, contracts, and permissions, to ensure a smooth flow and transfer of data between
parties. You will support our Monitoring and Impact Evaluation team to design studies that
capture and analyse monitoring data (e.g. solar energy production, room temperature) from
projects Changeworks delivers, and help the data team communicate analysis results to a wide
audience with graphs and maps using data visualisation principles.


Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation
(something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of
the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would
recommend us as an employer too.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions
from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant
increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and
external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency
retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.

We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious
objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs
talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full
training plus coaching and mentoring.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an
excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year. At
Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

To apply: Please go to our website to apply.

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2023 11 am

Interviews: 9 and 10 May 2023

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