Weather Analyst - The OverviewThe Hedging, Energy Pricing and Risk department is responsible for the procurement and pricing of the gas and power supplied to our residential customers. The Demand Forecasting team is a key component of this department providing long-term and short-term gas and power forecasts. The Senior Meteorologist sits within Demand Forecasting providing expert weather advice and managing weather services across Centrica. Weather Analyst - The RoleRole: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Weather Analyst to join the Demand Forecasting team and support the Senior Meteorologist. The Weather Analyst will use their coding skills to maintain current weather data flows and drive the technical changes required to meet the future needs of the Business. The role will also offer the chance for the Weather Analyst to apply their statistical knowhow in developing new monthly weather forecasts from raw global model output. Responsibilities:Form an strong understanding of Centrica’s data framework in order to maintain existing weather databases, tools and data flows Work with IS to drive the changes required to our database to deal with industry changes due in 2015 Develop and automate a new calibrated month ahead temperature forecast from raw global model output Field enquiries and data requests from around the Business Maintain excellent working relationships with diverse internal teams around the country, promoting the work of the Senior Meteorologist and Demand Forecasting Weather Analyst - The PersonMust have strong coding ability, competent in C# (similar language may be considered) Good knowledge of database structure and SQL Must have previous experience with raw global model output and/or hindcasts and/or reanalysis data Accurate and highly numerate with strong analytical skills Excellent understanding of statistics with proven ability to manipulate big datasets and create models Self-starter with keen commercial awarenessExperience/Qualifications:Strong academic background in a numerical discipline Energy and/or weather knowledge an advantage Experience with meteorological reanalysis data desirable Weather Analyst - The CompanyBritish Gas, part of the Centrica Group, supplies gas and electricity to UK residential and business customers, provides central heating and gas appliance installation and maintenance and low-carbon and energy efficient products and services. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document. Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button, To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email Bindiya.Malik@britishgas.co.uk typing 'Update required' Weather Analyst (BG16639) in the subject title. Agencies: British Gas operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.