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Data Science Director

Location: Manchester
Company: AECOM
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United Kingdom - , London - UK
Job Summary
The position seeks a hands-on Data Scientist who is experienced in a wide range of analytical techniques, technologies, and platforms to manage, communicate, and deliver success across AECOM's Civil Infrastructure business lines. A candidate for this position will have a blend of technical & quantitative skills, communication skills, creativity, and a desire to learn how Data Science helps to grow AECOM's business. As a manager position, candidates will build cross-business line teams, engage internal and external clients, distribute priorities, manage schedules, and support the development of the Data Science initiative. Success in this position is the ability to find both operational and client facing opportunities for Data Science, managing a cross-disciplinary team to execute on, and communicating the value of these opportunities. This position fits within the European Civil Infrastructure business line and aligns with the global Digital Transformation approach.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
- Lead Data Science and AI application development for Civil Infrastructure
- Lead the engagement of internal and external client organisations to develop and deliver opportunities.
- Engage and work closely with Digital leadership in EMEA and connects with global Data Science leaders.
- Conduct hands-on application of Data Science tools including, but not limited to code, dashboards, algorithms, applications, and cloud platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP).
- Manage small teams (non-direct and potentially direct reports) to complete tasks, projects, and initiatives.
- Provides technical assistance and guidance to team members and throughout the business.
- Work collaboratively with direct reports and other teams.
- Assists in the training and evaluation of assigned technical personnel.
- Keeps Management advised as to status of assignment(s) with respect to schedule, budgets, delays and adverse problems.
- Continually upgrades technical knowledge and capabilities.
- Assures quality, quantity, and completeness of assigned tasks.
- Collaborates with others with the ability to make autonomous decisions guided by policies, procedures and business objectives
- Receives guidance and feedback from Senior Leaders
- Conducts peer reviews and/or makes technical presentations
- Serve as an in-house expert on specific complex technical solutions or processes
Minimum Requirements
- significant experience of working with data and analytics,
- Experience of coding
- Ideally experience of people and project management
Preferred Specific skills:
- Code - Experience in one or more coding languages such as R, Python, SQL, Julia, Java, JS, Node, C#, Scala, or others.
- Cloud - Familiarity with cloud-based solutions and application deployment strategies (e.g. Azure, AWS, GPC, Docker, GitHub, etc...)
- Analytics - Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative analytical techniques (basic statistics, regression, classification, etc..), knowledge of basic Machine Learning field and geospatial topics.
- Visualization - Demonstrated knowledge of data visualization and presentation design techniques.
- Communications - Demonstrated ability to effectively present data, solutions, and analytical findings to a range of audiences.
- Personal characteristics: Enjoyment of working collaboratively with diverse and inclusive teams of colleagues and clients. Encourages creativity, curiosity, and grit on pursuing technical solutions. Desire to mentor colleagues, grow the discipline, and learn new skills.
Preferred Qualifications
- MA or MSc in Engineering, Humanities, Science, or Computer Science.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You'll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 242251BR
Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans
Clearance Required No
Virtual: No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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