Rand Water – Data Analytics Consultant (Re-Advertisement)


Data Analytics Consultant (Re-advertisement) (RAN200911-1) - Rand Water
Closing Date2020/09/24
Reference NumberRAN200911-1
Job TitleData Analytics Consultant (Re-advertisement)
PortfolioGroup Strategy
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Location – ProvinceGauteng
Location – Town / CityGlenvista
Location – SiteRietvlei
Job Advert SummaryTo provide insights through data and information that drive decision-making, assist innovation initiatives, and enable the identification of improvement opportunities for Rand Water core business. This is achieved through influencing the adoption of suitable advanced data analytics technology innovation at Rand Water, as well as by exploiting data, including big data, via innovative and suitable data analytics techniques and technology.
Minimum RequirementsMinimum qualifications are: • Degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in relation to Data Analytics, Computer Science / Informatics / IT, Engineering, Science or Mathematics / Statistics Desired qualifications are: Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Minimum Experience: • 3-5 years’ Experience in data analytics, business intelligence or information management, including data design/ modelling, data analysis, data mining/ discovery. • Experience in Information Management, IT Applications / Systems, Business Intelligence Systems or Information Architecture related disciplines. • Experience in building machine learning systems based on state-of-art algorithms would be a plus Desired Experience: • Experience in an industrial environment, such as a utility, and related digital technology (e.g. Scada, LIMS) would be a plus. • Consulting experience would be a plus.
Primary Duties• Analyzing data / information and business processes, by taking advantage of data analytics capabilities within the company • Improving the integrated data analytics capabilities of the business, including automating the delivery of various insights and intelligence by collaborating with business functions (Engineers and Scientists) to understand key metrics, as well as the relevant digital technology and information management functions to understand the current and planned data analytics technology capabilities; and • Influencing, fostering, advising on and facilitating the advancement of data analytics related technology and innovation with the relevant digital technology and information management functions across Rand Water, including advocating how advanced data analytics (from data exposure to machine learning) can bring value to the business. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of data analytics in support of innovation by: • Use / develop data analytic capabilities fitting with business needs using appropriate techniques and technology; • Establish and maintain key collaborative network between Innovation Division and other functions such as operations, strategic asset management, scientific service, IT, finance, etc.). • Providing expert advice and new data analytics (e.g. big data) technology to Rand Water; • Identifying and supporting new digitalization initiatives; • Accountable and responsible for delegated projects with limited budget and authorised vote. • Decision Limits (Accountability) in line with delegated authority, for authorisation of work and procurement of goods and services; • Process and evaluate ideas, solutions, products and technologies; • Contribute to the review and development of data analytics processes and technology in line with best practice • Intellectual Property Management in relation to innovation. • Line reporting to the Innovation, Research and Development Manager;
Knowledge• Experience with one or more data analytics/ business intelligence technology platforms (e.g. SAP Business Objects, Tableau, Oracle Hyperion, SAS) and experience applying them to solve business needs and create value. • Knowledge or industrial control systems (Scada, LIMS), water quality management and /or infrastructure asset management related technology would be a plus. • Demonstrate ability to collaborate effectively and independently with individuals at various organizational • Forward-leaning entrepreneurial experience and/or innovative thinking & approaches
Skills• Ability to lead and influence all stakeholders and customers • Ability to communicate technical subjects effectively and accurately to non-specialists • Open-mind-set to new technologies and new ways of working • Proven skills to work effectively across multi-disciplined areas in ambiguous situations • Eager to learn/apply advanced data analytics capabilities
Attitude• Attention to detail • Accuracy • Ability to use initiative to influence the strategic direction of training and development outcomes. • Deadline orientated • Performance driven • Professionalism • Solution based thinking


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, preference will be given to females and/ or people with disabilities to give effect to Rand Water’s Employment Equity objectives.