Senior Data Scientists - Transport

The role

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

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.

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.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Those that start using AI and advanced data analytics early will gain the most. While the 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.

Transport, Travel and Logistics:

Our team operates across a number of sectors, and this opportunity is focused on working with clients within Transport, Travel and Logistics

We work on some of the most challenging assignments in the Transport sector to make a real difference for our clients. We work in roads, rail, aviation, maritime and logistics, and support world-class future transport developments such as autonomous vehicles and drones. Recent high-profile assignments include:

  • Helping Virgin Hyperloop One reinvent transport by supporting their plans for complex traffic control software
  • Helping Highways England to reduce traffic congestion using dark data insights
  • Working with Network Rail to protect the UK’s rail infrastructure from cyber attack.

It is essential to start with developing and deploying use cases and meanwhile building a capability around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced data analytics. It’ll be a key differentiator in the short term, and a necessity in the long term.

We are hiring at all levels:

  • Data Scientists- Using our analytics expertise, we help our clients find hidden insights in mass data sets so you can plan more effective responses to tough challenges.
  • Data Engineers - Our data engineering and architecture expertise helps unlock our client’s data, opening doors to new business opportunities, optimal organisational performance and great user experience.
  • Data Architects - We’re experts in uncovering the real story buried in data. We are looking for data architects who know how the future data platforms look like and know how they interact with existing legacy clients’ architecture.

In recent projects our team have:

  • Analysed the blogosphere to identify influencers
  • Used voice and text analytics to predict customer sentiments and Net Promotor Scores
  • Created an internet of things trial for a FTSE 100 company
  • Used unstructured data to predict breaches in ethical behaviour of global organisations
  • Used deep learning to uncover optimal settings to make a pharmaceutical manufacturing process 15% more efficient
  • Analysed live audio data to create individual sound zones
  • Used neural networks to detect patterns in massive highly non-linear time-series.
  • A degree, Masters or PhD from a leading university in mathematics, operational research, physics, finance and economics or computer science
  • A genuine affinity for problem solving - an inquisitive mind who wants to solve the trickiest challenges whilst working with incredible colleagues
  • Existing experience in consulting would be beneficial although we equally like in-house experience
  • Experience of conducting analysis for evidence based decision making, developing models and decision support tools or building business cases for investment decisions
  • We work independently of any particular platform so we can provide unbiased client advice and choose the best approach for our clients
  • Existing experience in consulting would be beneficial although we equally like in-house experience
  • An inquisitive mind that wants to solve the trickiest challenges whilst working with incredible colleagues.

For senior candidates:

  • 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 visualisation.
  • Experience of leading and delivering complex business intelligence and analytical projects in consulting or industry.

Benefits

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’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

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.

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 feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, 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 just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. 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.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance 
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance

 

The decision about ‘where to work’ will be governed by ‘the work we need to do’ for our clients and in support of others in our team. For most of us, it will be a hybrid model which balances working from the client site, office and home. You’ll determine your working patterns with your assignment partner. You will be based in one of our UK offices (base location negotiable) but you’ll usually be working side-by-side with our clients either physically or virtually. While consulting roles do require flexibility to travel within the UK, we work with individuals to make sure deployment onto assignments is done respectfully

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.