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Data Scientist - Industrial Placement - Consulting

Job description

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference to the world. Arup Digital combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group comprises over 300 advanced engineering, digital and project consultants, bringing together a seamless combination of digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the fast-changing digital world. We combine advanced digital expertise in data, models, analytics, and user centred design, with world-class specialist engineering skills such as advanced dynamics, vibration and wind engineering, as well as digital advisory services, mobility consulting and digital product design and delivery.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology and automation capabilities to redefine the built environment with our clients. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

Are you interested in a career in Data Science?
We are currently offering industrial placements for students to join our team of bright professionals in our Solihull and London offices for a period of 11-12 months.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student that is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Data Science to experience what we do and help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients

As part of your role, you will have various opportunities to assist colleagues in various offices across the region in preparing fire strategies, undertaking numerical analysis, building and running computer simulations (e.g. CFD), reviewing architectural plans against relevant fire safety design guidance, and visiting sites to monitor the implementation of fire strategies and learn about the installation and construction of fire safety systems.

Depending on performance, there may be an opportunity to receive a permanent offer of employment upon graduating.

What we offer
There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:

  • A competitive salary
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your skills

What we are looking for

We encourage our Industrial Trainee Data Science to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn about our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Data Analytics, Statistics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence methodologies and the online use of data is a rapid growth area and we want someone who can help to expand this further through innovative thinking, enthusiasm and vision. You should be keen to learn and develop your skills as you gain experience in new areas of work.

We are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you:

  • You should have proven academic experience of utilising and deploying data solutions.
  • ‘Big Data' and visualisation skills and an understanding and aptitude for using some of the following technologies: Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark, R / R Spatial, JavaScript (including D3), Python is desirable.
  • An ability to assimilate new contexts rapidly, and to use various design techniques to help make sense of them, for colleagues, clients and collaborators.
  • Graduating in Summer 2021
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel


Working towards a first degree and/or an MSc (or equivalent) in computer science, software development or a programming related course is required with a prediction of a 2:1 or higher

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

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Closing date:  15 November 2019

Expires27 days

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