Energy Trading

Lead Data Scientist Energy Trade

Lead Data Scientist Energy Trade
Shape the data driven energy transition
Work with the largest asset and customer energy datasets
Shape and build your own Data Science team

Why choose for Eneco?

The world in which we live is constantly changing. As a driving force in the energy transition, Eneco is the first to deal with new sustainable energy sources and new ways of energy storage and management. At the same time, our customers are also changing rapidly. To excel in this dynamic environment, we also need to transform ourselves. You are going to work at a company large enough to get things done, within an innovative team that has the flexibility to rival a start-up. Our organization is open and brimming with energy. At Eneco, anyone with a sharp mind and a positive and active mindset can contribute to a more sustainable world.

What are you going to do?

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist who will contribute to develop a strategy and vision in the field of data science for Eneco Energy Trade (EET). You are going to help us to build the foundation of the energy company of the future - a virtual power plant (VPP). The Eneco VPP (Myriad) has started development in Q2/21 and the platform will:

  • Manage thousands of energy assets in real-time across 4 European countries (windfarms, batteries, fleets of electric vehicles, etc.);
  • Process very large historic and real time datasets;
  • Performing mission critical real time trading and asset dispatch optimizations to trade in the various energy markets;
  • Already start operations in Q3/22; 

You will be part of EET and you will work in a dynamic trading environment. The development of the Virtual Power Plant is just the start of the transition of our department. Data science will play an essential role in the future and the opportunities are countless. You play a role in creating a data (science) driven organization and build the organization of the future.

 The big challenge is: how are we going to leverage the vast data sets to optimize the trading results of these thousands of assets, in real time? You will be leading the development and implementation optimization models and architecture within the platform. You will be able to create your own team with the required experts.

 Can you see yourself working as a lead data scientist at Eneco and do you dare take up the challenge to shape the foundation for the energy company of the future?


You are responsible for:

  • Developing the core optimization models and optimization architecture for Myriad;
  • Managing parallel tracks of improving models in the production environment and setting up exploration projects to develop new models/approaches;
  • Effectively using a variety of Data Science techniques to innovate and improve, exploring the range from today's traditional LP approach to advanced ML frameworks and approaches;
  • Collaborating with hardware, software and data engineers who are building the platform and the underlying ML Ops, Cloud and streaming platform;
  • Collaborating closely with the end-users of Myriad (energy traders & energy operators) who often also have a deep quantitative background;
  • Collaborating and receiving support from the central data science team in Eneco;
  • Drive the Myriad data-science roadmap and supervision;
  • Develop and build the Myriad Data Science team, support recruitment, train and mentor;
  • Lead the Myriad Data Science area and be a hands-on contributor;
  • Lead discussions with business stakeholders in generating new innovative ideas and improvements to existing models ;
  • Help shape future data-science within Eneco Energy Trade more broadly;
  • Build partnerships around the world to further improve the Myriad platform and increase innovation speed.


What do you bring?

You have experienced different learning curves and know how to adapt quickly and make use of new situations. You have the guts to make decisions, you are energetic and you have a positive attitude and drive for change and execution. These make that you realize targets in an environment that is changing more and more rapidly.

 You also bring in:

  • A Master degree (or higher) in the field of Data Science (Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics);
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in data science and data driven software development;
  • Experience delivering full E2E data science projects, using very large data sets;
  • Experience with cloud-based ecosystems (Azure, AWS);
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python or R), data querying languages, ML frameworks, Optimisation frameworks;
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills;
  • Broad network in the field of data science.

Where are you going to work?

Eneco Energy Trade is the international trading department of Eneco. With a diverse team of about one hundred and thirty motivated and highly educated employees, we work on an optimal market vision that supports Eneco's sustainability goals. EET forms a dynamic and complex working environment that requires a lot of initiative and insight. We interact quickly with each other in an informal, transparent and collegial atmosphere.

In a rapidly changing energy landscape, you and your team will shape the energy transition. A tough job, with challenging but achievable targets. We reward you for this with our good and modern terms of employment, some of which you can put together yourself.


What do we have to offer?

  • We reward you with a gross annual salary between €61.000,- and €104.000,- (annual salary including 8% holiday allowance based on a full-time annual contract), depending on knowledge and experience;
  • An additional flexible budget of 6% of your gross annual salary (for buying extra days of i.e.);
  • A variable bonus component with a max of 14% of your gross annual salary;
  • Pension scheme, a good pension scheme, in which Eneco pays 70% of the pension premium, whereby you accrue the maximum pension pe, parental leave and plenty of opportunities for growth and development;
  • OV free travel pass (24/7 throughout the Netherlands).

Questions about the vacancy?

Do you want to know more about this vacancy at Eneco? Jack Deng, our Corporate recruiter is happy to answer your questions via

Applying straight away? That is also possible! You can also apply via our recruitment system. Click on the 'apply' button and send us your CV with a motivation letter. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

An online assessment and a (pre-) employment screening are part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application process

Step 1
You apply online
Step 2
We look at your resume and motivation
Step 3
We invite you for a 1st (online) conversation
Step 4
In some cases we’ll schedule a 2nd interview and plan an online assessment
Step 5
Congratulations, the recruiter will discuss your employment proposal by phone

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