Centrica • United Kingdom

Data Intelligence & Automation Analyst

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Data Intelligence & Automation Analyst

At Centrica, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future. Achieving this is made possible through our family of trusted brands and businesses.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Finance Automation Centre of Excellence team (ACE) as a Data Intelligence & Automation Analyst. ACE is a hub for innovation and excellence which sits within the Group Business Services (GBS) function. The ACE team delivers value by using the latest technology to create automated self-serve reporting and streamlined end to end business process solutions. All projects undertaken by the team follow an agile delivery process to govern the project through the development lifecycle. Key tools used in the team include the Microsoft Power Platform suite (Power BI, Power Automate, PowerApps) and SharePoint.

Reporting to the Data Intelligence & Automation Specialist, you'll work with teams across Finance, DTS and GBS to support the achievement of our automation ambitions, increasing control and efficiency and improving insight.

About the Role:

3 Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • engaging with stakeholders across Finance to understand their processes and/or reporting and insight requirements, undertaking initial scoping of a solution including reviewing software options and determining feasibility

  • supporting and creating the development of self-serve solutions that embrace the automation aspirations of Centrica.

  • End to end project management including but not limited to:

    • Plans the required database structure to support the solution and ensure maintenance of the database is in place.

    • Writes and codes individual programmes according to specifications/for the required solution

    • Develops user friendly interfaces

    • Guide on / produce UAT scripts and follow up to correct the (software) solution

    • Implements and evaluates the (software) solution

    • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users

About You:

We are looking for an individual who has/is:

  • strong self-awareness and personal development focus

  • strong analytical skills to interpret datasets and processes with a strong attention to detail

  • innovative self-starter with the ability to challenge existing ways of working

  • a wider interest in and awareness of O365 Tools, the technology roadmap for the Microsoft Power Platform and related development technology.

  • Understanding and experience with Power BI and other Power Platform Tools including:

    • Ability to analyse, interpret and understand complex datasets and build robust data models

    • Power BI DAX and SharePoint

    • Power Query within excel

    • data models and visualisations to enable stakeholders to consume data efficiently via self-service solutions.

  • process improvement experience

  • strong self-management experience, in particular the ability to manage several projects at one time and prioritising and sequencing them as appropriate to meet deadlines

  • Understanding of Agile methodology and working practices.

  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders

The ACE team is a small high-performing team and as a team we will support you to develop in the following areas:

  • Project Delivery

    • your team working skills as well as your skills to work independently and manage your time effectively

    • agile project delivery (rapid development/change; multiple tasks) within the ACE defined governance framework and managing cross functional stakeholders

  • Software

    • Office 365 skills and the ability to build robust PowerBI data models and visualisations

    • Power BI/Power Query M Language Coding as well as the DAX coding language

    • Working with multiple data sources; and/or complex datasets

    • a deeper understanding of the Microsoft BI stack, SAP/BW, SQL and broader finance concepts as this role works alongside finance professionals and SMEs.

  • Stakeholder management/engagement

    • Managing numerous stakeholders who have competing demands on their time

    • We will also work with you to significantly expand your network within Finance, the wider business and externally, which will endure beyond this role

    • The role requires the individual to work cross functionally and ensure all development is in line with the end-to-end governance framework.

What’s in it for you:

If this sounds like a good match for your skills, experience and what you’re looking for as a next step, we’d love to hear from you! In return, we will offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.
  • Colleague-led networks which aim to empower & support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.


At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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