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Data Scientist

Atkins Stand: S19

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you.

Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Work with our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) division as a Data Scientist.

You'll be embedded in a growing Data Science Centre of Excellence team helping our clients understand and improve their business performance using data-driven approaches. Keep yourself challenged by providing expertise in the design and application of appropriate Data Science solutions for a variety of clients and project scales ranging from niche consultancy schemes to large, high profile programmes.

Your purpose:

You will be a part of a growing, multidisciplinary team and will be well-established in the space of digital consulting services. In your role you will:

  • Actively participate in the design of bespoke, innovative, flexible and sector-specific data science projects.
  • Collaborate with teams of Data Scientists and other technical consultants of various experience levels.
  • Derive actionable outcomes from the outputs of data science projects.
  • Contribute to decision-making that will lead to successful delivery of projects.
  • Be an active member that helps to grow our Data Science Centre of Excellence team.

What you can bring?

  • Work experience as a Data Scientist or a role that requires exposure to data analysis and complex problem-solving using data.
  • Experience in applying quantitative techniques for data mining/analysis and exposure to applications of ML/AI algorithms.
  • Good programming skills for data transformation or modelling, preferably using Python, R or similar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Data storage and querying skills (relational and NoSQL databases).
  • Experience with data visualisation tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau).
  • A degree in applied maths, statistics, computer science, engineering or other related fields or equivalent experience.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

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