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Data Scientist (Water Management)

  • Job reference: IF-002019
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Bristol, Peterborough, Oxford, Warrington, Epsom
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies and the largest engineering consultancy in Europe. The Water Management Consultancy operates at the interface between people and the water environment, we work with our clients in providing innovative research and advisory services. Our data analytics, modelling and robust decision making deliver integrated solutions that provide long-term sustainability and resilience in a changing world. We have created new tools and approaches that are revolutionising how the UK Water Industry plans resilient and sustainable water supplies for the future, and are growing our team and continue to lead the water industry at home and overseas.

Our key services include: regulation and assurance; strategic asset management; water resources and water quality planning; hydrogeology and hydrology; integrated catchment management; aquatic ecology, hydromorphology and river restoration; climate futures and resilience; flood risk; coastal and marine environmental management; environmental and economic appraisal. We have vacancy for an enthusiastic and ambitious Data Scientist to support and grow within our world class Water Management Consultancy. We are seeking a candidate capable of applying and developing game changing digital tools across our key service areas, on high-profile projects in the UK and overseas.

• Must have a degree in a relevant discipline (Water Management is preferable or relevant environmental experience).
• Demonstrable experience in at least one of the key service areas, preferably water quality, water resource or flood risk management.
• Programming skills in Python and/or R, as well as VBA. 
• Experienced in data science and analytics for decision-making, for example using popular data science libraries such as Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, ggplot, etc.
• Track record of software / digital tool development and experience with version control software (e.g. Git).
• Familiarity with cloud computing.
• Experience in developing bespoke programmes and tools in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as using python script in QGIS and ArcGIS.
• Excellent writing skills - clarity in scientific writing is key. Able to adapt writing style to produce documents for different types of audience, including non-specialists.
• A strong desire to learn, work with others and develop new approaches to a wide range of problems.
• Be available to travel across the UK and occasionally overseas.

• Core contributor to our Digital Disruption offerings, revolutionising the industry.
• To support the delivery of new digital products and projects within the Water Management Consultancy Team and work collaboratively with other Atkins’ businesses.
• Depending on experience, to support or lead on delivery of key service areas, including software and digital tool development.
• To work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout Atkins to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.

The Individual
• Highly motivated and proactive; focussed on achieving and delivering technical excellence. 
• Skilled at collaborative working, have good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively. 
• Strong reputation and high level technical performance.
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges and learn new skills.
• Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients/project stakeholders. 
• Well organised - able to plan ahead and deal with multiple projects running at the same time.
• Attention to detail and desire to work consistently to high standards.
• Good team worker, comfortable working in large teams with range of specialists with different technical backgrounds .
• Keen to learn new skills/expand knowledge into new skill areas.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development review process. We actively support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions. 

Rewards and Benefits 
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package. Click Here : 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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