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Southern Company EEP Data Analytics Specialist in Naperville, Illinois

EEP Data Analytics Specialist


This role is responsible for the data research and analysis to develop and support new analytic solutions within Energy Efficiency. This position will work cross-functionally to support program implementation, marketing, planning, and evaluation staff by providing analytic solutions to support implementing new program initiatives, marketing campaigns, program results, etc.


Education: BA or BS in Marketing, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Environmental Studies or a related field.

Preferred: 2 years Business Intelligence Analytics or Data ETL experience.

Special Skills: MS Access, MS Excel, Statistical Analysis, Python, R coding for Regression analysis, Database management, Data scientist, SQL, VBA or equivalent.

Position Related Experience: Related experience in energy industry related analytical work.

OR any combination of education and work experience which permits the candidate to meet position work requirements.

Hybrid work environment


Data Analytics and Research

•Gathers, extracts, manipulates, analyzes, and models data using analytical and statistical methods to assist with current and future planning decisions and programs.

•Identifies new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis and reporting.

•Researches and recommends new opportunities and appropriate market segments to target; analyzes data to measure the effectiveness of the energy efficiency program, measures, and marketing campaigns.

•Conducts research, evaluation, and analysis of relevant databases to find consistencies in energy usage that can be used to develop new programs, market new or existing programs and provide leads for the implementation and marketing teams.

•Performs analyses and prepares forecasts and recommendations in the areas of product preferences, coverage, market penetration, market practices and participation trends.

•Conducts detailed quantitative analyses of consumer databases and external data sources and develops data driven insight into customer’s behaviors, preferences, and patterns.

•Create and maintain planning, cost effectiveness and measure calculation tools

•Exhibit strong written and verbal skills.

Communication and Project Management

•Effectively communicates findings/recommendations with peers and senior management regarding analysis of data.

•Support departmental projects with project management skills.

•Able to work independently with multiple department members and external resources to define tasks and prioritize deliverable deadlines.

•Requires willingness to enhance the overall productivity of the department by performing a wide variety of support tasks.

Duties Discretion:

Employee receives clear instructions from supervisor regarding what to do and how to do it.

Tasks follow set guidelines or procedures.

Employee must consider alternative courses of action and then make a decision after considering the options.

Employee has the authority to make significant choices and decisions, without specific guidance or direction from the supervisor.

Explanation: This position receives direction and has decision making authority associated with manipulation and analysis of data, and provide meaningful insights and answer operational questions having completed those analysis. Opportunities to self-direct analytical exploration into new areas is expected to take place and be presented as this analytical work is completed.

Task Complexity:

Tasks are straight-forward, routine, and often repetitive.

Tasks are varied and fairly complex.

Assignments are quite varied and highly complex.

Explanation: Most work performed requires a high degree of technical acumen, and organization to assure models, tables, planning, and analytics tools remain up-to-date and aligned. Deep understanding of these complexities and interdependencies is key.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: NGC2000082