Data analyst


A data analyst is responsible for analysing, collecting, processing, and presenting data related to the performance and maintenance of the wind farm. They use various analytical tools and software to derive insights, improve efficiency, and make data-driven recommendations to enhance offshore wind farm operations.

Lifecycle stages

Operations and maintenance.

Typical employer

Specialist consultancy or EPCI contractor.

Place of work


Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7, in data science, computer science, statistics or a relevant field such as engineering, science, mathematics. economics and finance are required. Further degrees (NFQ level 8 and above) are highly desirable.

Experience (1-2 years) as a data analyst in a quantitative field, including depth analysis on complex data sets is required and experience in developing financial models is desirable.

Graduate and apprenticeship schemes are available at NFQ level 7 and NFQ level 4.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include business analysts, data administrators and other relevant quantitative fields.

Highly transferable from any industry, such as other renewable energy sectors and cybersecurity.

Career possibilities

Data analysts can progress to become senior data analysts, consultant and data scientists.

Full time salary estimate

€40,000 (data administrator) -€80,000 (data scientist) per year, depending on experience.