Data Science Manager

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Your day-to-day  

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster. Those that start using AI and advanced data analytics early will gain the most. While technology is yet to live up to the hype, using it now gives a chance to get ahead, learn and improve to drive long-term value. 


We are looking for a true innovator to help drive forward our Data Science practice, leading Data Science & AI engagements and mentoring to grow the overall skillset and capability of the US team. You will have a breadth of experience in the field and bring an expertise and proven history of delivery in multiple sectors to be applied cross-industry with our clients. Our main focus is in Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer & Manufacturing and Financial Services. You should have experience consulting in at least one of these industries.

Recent engagements include:

  • Using Natural Language Processing for optimization of a Gas Utility’s contact centers
  • Processing acoustic data from utility companies to predict the size and severity of water leaks
  • Using Predictive Analytics for advanced Wildfire Mitigation on the West Coast
  • Support automation of diaper production by using manufacturing data to predict the production of defective products and reduce operator monitoring times.
  • Integrating Open Source and Spatial data for prioritization of multi-year infrastructure programs
  • Strategizing and building a one-of-a-kind data platform for a consortium of Healthcare clients

You will have a range of experience, which include a number of the following: 

  • 4-10 years' professional experience as a data scientist, software engineer or statistical modeler.
  • 3-4 years operating in a consulting capacity
  • Master's degree, PhD (?) or relevant training from top tier university/residential course in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or similar field 
  • Experience of leading teams and developing people’s skills and capabilities
  • Experience of leading and delivering solutions that involved any of the following specialisms: advanced analytics and data science, big data, cloud-based business intelligence and data visualization.
  • Experience of leading and delivering complex business intelligence and analytical projects in consulting or industry.
  • Expertise in Machine Learning algorithms and methods 
  • Experience building and deploying models using: Python, R
  • Experience with database systems preferred including strong SQL experience
  • Experience building scalable data pipelines with data/feature engineering 
  • Experience with cloud technologies preferred: AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Experience with front end (UI), HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, R Shiny, Tableau preferred 
  • A genuine affinity for problem solving - an inquisitive mind who wants to solve the trickiest challenges whilst working with incredible colleagues 
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, picking up new skills and domain expertise in unfamiliar surroundings
  • Experience of conducting analysis for evidence-based decision making, developing models and decision support tools or building business cases for investment decisions 


We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.


The base office for this role is San Francisco, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information


Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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