Graduate Data Scientist (3307)

Graduate Data Scientist

An exciting opportunity for data scientists with a flair for realtime visualisations and predictive modelling to join our Analytics team. This role will see you delivering cutting edge analytics and simulations to solve a diverse array of problems in airports, museums, theatres, workplaces, stadia, campuses.

Type of contract
Permanent
Grade
Graduate
Area of Expertise
Specialist Engineering
Region
UK
Office / Project Location
London, Bath
Ref No
3307

The SMART team at BuroHappold Engineering is at the forefront of innovations and advanced technological solutions in the industry. We are disrupting how buildings and cities are planned, designed, and operated. We are putting people at the centre of decision making, and using realtime modelling, data analytics, and interactive simulations to optimise airports, museums, theatres, workplaces, stadia, campuses and urban spaces. We do this using our cutting edge simulation and analytics platforms that are intuitive, scalable and work in real-time. 

More about this role...

With the role of Data Scientist you have an opportunity to drive this disruption behind the future of Buildings and Cities. You will join a team with a rare mix of diverse and exceptional talents – from engineering, computer science, architecture, physics, maths and biology. A team that combines a strong technical focus with innovation, creativity and an entrepreneur spirit. The dynamic and evolving nature of our work requires us to continue to explore, develop and apply new technologies, which is what this role needs.

 

The work is highly varied and challenging. It will involve analysis as well as consulting. Defining the problems as well as solving them. Developing solutions as well as reporting. Desk work as well as field work and client meetings. Applying emerging technologies as well as steering the development of in-house software tools. You would be working on international projects with first principles based problem solving, advanced data analytics, predictive modelling, and simulations.

 

We are interested in candidates who are dynamic, enthusiastic and organised to work independently across all aspects of projects from inception to delivery.

 

Data analytics platform development – including our SmartViz product for intuitive 3D platform for visualising, analysing and predictive modelling (used for Vodafone, High Line NY, University of North Carolina, etc.)

Simulation tools development – including our flagship product SmartMove for realtime simulation of people movement.

Numerous consultancy projects such as:

Lower Manhattan, NY – modelling of a typical day in life of Lower Manhattan, to improve transport planning, pedestrian access, wayfinding, congestion, air quality and waste collection.

London City Airport, UK – modelling passenger flows within the reconfigured terminal to optimise automatic check-in stations; operational parameters, such as immigration staffing; as well as security parameters.

Museum of the Future, Dubai – spatial analysis and optimisation of design and operations for this iconic venue for a diverse range of visitors, activities and scenarios.

 

See more about what the SMART team do here.

 

What would I do?

The work is highly varied and challenging. It will involve analysis as well as consulting. Defining the problems as well as solving them. Developing solutions as well as reporting. Desk work as well as field work and client meetings. Applying emerging technologies as well as steering the development of in-house software tools. And seeing the outcome and impact of your work realised on the buildings and urban projects you work on.

  • You would be working on international projects with first principles based problem solving, advanced data analytics, predictive modelling, and real-time simulations. 
  • Work across a number of projects from a diverse range of sectors.
  • Develop cutting edge software tools and data analytics platforms (fluency in database management and modelling languages such as Python & R, Excel required, as well as programming in C#/C++ & Javascript)
  • Hone your analytics and modelling skills (experience with statistical analysis, data visualisation, graphics, 3D modelling or GIS environment will be desirable)
  • Providing day to day design and management advice to architects and clients.
  • Learn how to deliver top quality crowd flow consultancy working with our international clients and stakeholders.
  • Contribute fresh ideas in group meetings and team discussions.


What would a ‘typical’ day look like?

No two days are the same, but as an overview... 

  • 30-40% analysis and simulations
  • 30-40% software development
  • 10-20% report writing / reviewing / site visit / client meeting
  • 10-20% group / marketing / collaboration activities

What further qualifications could I work towards?

We are keen to support your activity towards professional registration status. We will support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows.

What is life really like?

"Working at BuroHappold is an eye opening experience; I help provide engineering solutions to some of the most unique projects on the market. I have applied my degree theory to real life projects which are complex, interesting and constantly evolving. I enjoy being given multiple responsibilities and am constantly learning from my colleagues within the team". 

 

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.