Energy Statistics Support Role - Data Management Expert

Location Cork, Republic of Ireland
Job type Contract
Salary €43000 - €44000 per annum
Published 9 months ago
Contact Eileen Walsh
Job ref CRKSL 2 _1603895871

Job description

Our Public sector Client has an immediate requirement for a specialist support of statistics collection & reporting.

Requirement / Business needs

Integrating of new CSO Business Energy Use Survey into Energy Balance

  • Quality control check on integration of business energy use survey into energy balance
  • Develop statistical processes for new EU reporting regulations on energy use in industry
  • Updating processes to align with latest EU/Eurostat requirements

The role

The role requires monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, & annual cycles of data collection, data entry, questionnaire completion & National Energy Balance development. Crucially at each stage of the year a new resource will have to be inducted, a new set of processes required, outputs checked & supervised by the data expert. You will enable delivery of additional work (items 1 - 4 as above).


  • Manage relationships with key data sources & institutions.
  • Gather assemble & process data to populate databases & disseminate results.
  • Develop, build & maintain a comprehensive database on energy demand, energy supply, energy prices & other factors that influence energy consumption patterns.
  • Respond to energy questionnaires, particularly where it fulfils a national or international obligation such as EU Energy Statistics Regulation (including annual questionnaires - International Energy Agency, EUROSTAT).
  • Prepare & publish, national energy balance in a timely fashion.
  • Generate & publish reports as required for bodies such as the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Environment Protection Agency, Eurostat & the International Energy Agency.
  • Identify data gaps & develop data procurement mechanisms.
  • Support the Authority's programmes

Knowledge & skills required Inlc. but not limited to:

  • Energy sector knowledge or statistical methods knowledge essential.
  • Knowledge & experience of database design, maintenance, querying and report generation a distinct advantage (good knowledge of SQL or equivalent essential).
  • A proactive approach in objective setting, project tracking and driving for timeliness, quality & clarity of results and to operate with little guidance on project deliverables.
  • An ability to build & maintain positive relationships with data suppliers and to ensure good co-operation from data suppliers.
  • An appreciation of the need for best practice in data gathering, processing, analysis and presentation and an appreciation of statistical methods.
  • Ability to identify changes required in order to increase efficiencies in data management
  • Excellent technical ability in terms of information management and report writing skills coupled with an understanding of the need for accuracy and rigour in data collection and management.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in addition to good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly in a small team responding to needs as they arise.
  • Web publishing skills, would also be an advantage.


  • Degree and/or equivalent professional qualification in computer science, information technology or statistics is essential.
  • Significant experience of managing large scale complex databases requiring best in class expertise & state of the art methodologies.
  • Successful track record of analysing substantial, multi-faceted data & creating clear, concise reporting to a range of stakeholders
  • Track record in building & maintaining good relationships with external clients.

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