2024 UK Graduate Data Science Career Path

Mott Macdonald


Application Deadline

To avoid missing out on this opportunity, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible as we will close when the positions have been filled.

Working as a Data Scientist for our Buildings and Cities (BNC) business, you will join our growing digital solutions team to deliver leading-edge digital solutions to our clients from various industries. By working together, you will help solve complex problems and develop innovative data-driven analytics and solutions in the field of physical and digital infrastructure, all through the application of data science.

You will join an enthusiastic and diverse team of Geographic Information Systems and Data Science professionals passionate about data, location intelligence, analytics and powerful visualisation of the results. Through connected thinking and collaboration with colleagues across the Mott MacDonald organisation internationally you will be part of the wider team of data scientist, software engineers, solution architects, and engineers focusing on excellence and digital innovation.

You will support development of innovative solutions to client’s asset management problems, applying data science and data engineering, including machine learning/deep learning and computer vision as well as analysing a broad range of spatial and non-spatial information within the public domain including openly available data, websites, new feeds, connecting to data stream through web services and APIs.

As a Data Scientist you will have a chance to work with and learn from the other members of our team. Within the scope of the projects delivered, you may be responsible for any number of these elements:

  • Applying AI and advanced analytics, including spatial and geostatistical analytics, to large data sets within the asset management domain and across sectors including Buildings and Cities, Transport, Energy, Water and Environment.
  • Partnering with other GIS consultants, data scientists and software engineers to define and develop machine learning and data engineering products on premise or cloud-based platforms.
  • Working with cloud based platforms such as Azure or AWS
  • Implementing MLOps
  • Implementing GitHub
  • Designing and implementing ETL processes.
  • Presenting information using data visualisation techniques.
  • Inspiring self-serve data use by building dashboards and reports to drive awareness and understanding.

Ideal candidate

  • Experience developing/implementing real-time computer vision algorithms on GPU will be advantageous as well as experience with a version control system such as Git to collaborate and manage a large codebase, ability to create fully reproducible and documented results with machine learning using principles like data versioning. Familiarity with using Linux shell, and SSH for remote code deployment would also be beneficial. Experience of using a range of analytical techniques.

As a Data Scientist you will have a chance to work with and learn from the other members of our team, including GIS professionals and data scientists, join first class GIS and Data Science communities as well as wider teams at Mott MacDonald including software engineers, solution architects, and engineers.

Duties to include;

  • Define and develop machine learning products.
  • Define and develop data engineering pipelines.
  • Designing and implementing ETL processes, including spatial ETL.
  • Presenting information using data visualisation techniques.
  • Inspiring self-serve data use by building dashboards and reports to drive awareness and understanding

Candidate Specification

We are looking for a talented, flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have a masters or are expected to achieve one in Data Science, with a bachelors in one of the following subjects:

  • Data Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Strong programming skills (Python/R/JavaScript) with exposure to Machine Learning packages such as Tensorflow/Keras, Pytorch or scikit-learn.
  • Cloud platform skills in Azure and/or AWS, MLOps, GitHub
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.
  • As we want the best people for the role, it is available as part time, job share or full time. This is because we recognise that sometimes people are not available full time. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need.

Use of AI tools in our application process
In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, we understand that candidates may use various tools, including AI, to enhance their applications. Whilst we embrace the changes technology brings, we also value the importance of authenticity and genuine human connection.

At Mott MacDonald, we are interested in the unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives that you as an individual can bring.
We want to emphasise that what truly sets you apart is your authentic self and to consider this when making an application.
Please be prepared to answer questions during your interview, based on the information you have provided in your application form.

Job Profile

About your development
A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate roles, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.

What else is involved?
You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills development programme which develops the strengths that we know graduates need to be successful at Mott MacDonald. It also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars, and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) challenges. We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You will have the opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our Social Outcomes and the difference we can make!

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side
Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.

From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

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