Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Data Engineer

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.

An opportunity to play your part – Your role as a Senior Data Engineer will involve complete collaboration with our platform and architecture teams to develop, implement, and sustain an operational framework that facilitates the generation of extensive data transformation tasks and pipelines in a big data environment. Other responsibilities include conceptualising, constructing, documenting, deploying, and overseeing data structures, transformation pipelines, and related assignments, whilst contributing towards managing the Technology risk posture across the entire Centrica group.

Location: UK (talk to us about flexible working)

The day to day –

  • Develop, own, and enhance the framework and toolset utilised for executing, managing, and documenting data transformation operations within our expansive big data environment.
  • Establish and maintain automation frameworks to facilitate continuous integration, deployment, and monitoring of data transformation processes.
  • Lead the adoption of development tools, methodologies, and industry best practices within the team.
  • Collaborate with platform and architecture teams to define optimal practices and streamline the operation of data transformation tasks within our big data ecosystem.
  • Create, manage, and optimize data engineering pipelines responsible for extracting, transforming, and delivering data in accordance with established logical and physical data models.
  • Ensure the reliability and efficiency of data transformation operations through rigorous testing and ongoing support for production processes.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to Data Engineers in developing robust and secure data transformation solutions.
  • Assist data consumers across the organisation by delivering accurate documentation and comprehensive understanding of curated data sources.

About you

  • Essential expertise in data manipulation, transformation, and analysis.
  • Profound knowledge and hands-on experience in Data Engineering practices, tools, and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and maintaining code using both traditional and big data technologies for data processing and transformation.
  • Practical familiarity with ETL tools and languages facilitating data manipulation (e.g., SQL, Spark, Python, Hadoop, and Streaming technologies).
  • Working understanding and experience in implementing software development processes, tools, and methods, encompassing code management, CI/CD tools and practices, and testing strategies.
  • Comprehensive comprehension of broader business data management aspects, including business intelligence, data analysis, data science, big data, data migration, data quality, and data governance.
  • Exhibits a systematic, disciplined, and analytical approach to problem-solving, with keen attention to detail.
  • Ideally 5 or more years of experience in a relevant data-centric role.

What’s in it for 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.

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
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

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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