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Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Position Summary

The Safety Analytics team is looking for a Data Science Intern to join our team who will perform statistical data analysis, data mining, and optimizations using multiple tools and techniques to provide insights of safety data.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the team by developing innovative methods to find correlations between injuries, motor vehicle accidents, behaviors and environmental attributes
  • Develop predictive models that help achieve business targets using R, SAS, Python, or Java
  • Develop and implement new multivariate methodologies to solve practical business problems
  • Find patterns and insights in unstructured data
  • Employ advanced data modeling and forecasting techniques to explore strategic business opportunities and to prescribe actionable recommendations to leverage those opportunities.
  • Develop understanding of Safety Team and Operational team requirements from safety information in order to align modeling to provide actionable information.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated programming skills with R, SAS, Python, or Java and related deep learning packages

Proven ability to sift through data, identify critical information, develop hypotheses, perform rigorous analyses, and make recommendations to broader audiences

Ability to easily understand the complex algorithm and logic to process data

Deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization algorithms

High learning agility, be a good mentor who inspires team members to learn and expand their skill set

Able to visualize and report insights creatively in variety of formats to various stakeholders

Demonstrated ability to use data to influence strategic decision making

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Strong demonstrated character and leadership skills and respected by peers

Self-motivated and results-oriented

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Must possess effective networking skills

Proven critical thinking & analytical skills - problem diagnosis, resolution options, successful plan execution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Task Oriented
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem Solving Skills


Communicating Effectively

Learning Quickly

Working Safely

Serving Customers

Delivering High Quality Work

Adapting to Others

Minimum Education

Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline with a focus on machine learning.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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