Senior Data Scientist

Jacobs Engineering UK Limited Published: November 10, 2020
All cities in United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Jacobs Digital exists alongside this extensive portfolio of projects working with major clients across all sectors. Digital is responsible for incubating, building and running new products and solutions for our customers - meaning you are joining a team of fast moving problem solvers working on varied and interesting challenges. Our products range from established software to nascent ideas sparking in to life; leveraging Lean Startup to rapidly invest and incubate new products.

The Data Analytics team, within the broader Digital Solutions business, is comprised of a broad range of individuals from varying backgrounds, who together work on diverse projects including front end application development, detailed analytical and statistical modelling and innovation in areas from machine vision to big data processing using cloud services and beyond.

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Data Analytics team, as a Senior Data Scientist, in our Leeds Office.

We are looking for a number of like-minded, passionate and enthusiastic individuals to help achieve our ambitious business plans and who want to grow their careers with Jacobs in a fast paced and rewarding sector.

Role Description

The role will report to the global technology lead for data analytics and require working both individually and as part of a team; supporting the Digital Solutions business and the wider Jacobs business.

The ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for problem solving from a data-led perspective, who has experience in data analytics or data science and a desire to deliver commercial success.

If successful, you will be required to independently design, develop, write and regularly produce high quality deliverables, spanning multiple clients across a range of industries/sectors.

In addition to working on Digital Solutions owned projects, the role will involve working on projects in other areas of the business; especially those where we are launching or developing solutions or analytics. You will use analytical and statistical tools to deliver value to the business and draw conclusions from data sets by giving insights and visualising them in user friendly and engaging ways.

The successful candidate will need an up to date technical skill base and a willingness to regularly review and develop their skills to ensure the team is best positioned to respond to market changes and developments. This technical skill base development will also be supported by the team.

As a senior data scientist, you’re an expert who is one of the go-to people for queries from across the business. Working closely with the team, you will consult, analyse and present results to deliver real business change.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience in an analytical, research or data-led role
  • Cloud services experience - AWS or Azure
  • Python or R programming languages
  • SQL experience
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel & Access

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience, or theoretical understanding, in development and use of machine learning algorithms for predictive analytics;
  • Experience of BI packages - e.g. Power BI, Tableau;
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline - e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics;

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.


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