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Stantec Data Scientist in Canada

Data Scientist - ( 210002NS )


Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our 22,000 team members in over 400 locations worldwide are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

The Innovation Office Digital Technology & Innovation team has an opportunity for an entry level Data Scientist. This individual contributor position will be a member of the Data Analytics Program Group, which leads the firm in Business Intelligence and data services by providing architectural guidance, technological vision, and solution development. Specifically, this position will use advanced analytics, data science, and machine learning to give our business and our products a competitive advantage. It includes understanding and managing the data and how it interconnects as well as architecting data for self-serve BI and BA opportunities. This position requires a person who is business savvy, experienced in data analytics/data science, and enjoys framing a problem, shaping & creating solutions, and helping to champion implementation. As a member of the Innovation Office, the Data Analytics group also engages in research & development and provides guidance and oversight as a center of excellence for the business. This group also engages in new product research and testing and the incubation of data analytics ideas.

Within the Innovation Office, the Digital Technology & Innovation team is composed of digital experts who conduct research and development to keep our teams—and our client’s projects—ahead of the technological curve. They implement established technologies and find emerging solutions for all business lines (Buildings, Energy & Resources, Environmental Services, Infrastructure, and Water), bridging existing knowledge domains and facilitating the integration of powerful tools and methods. The team’s goal is to make projects more efficient and help provide higher-quality results to our clients.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, a critical thinker, and highly interested in the application of new data analytics technologies and methods. The candidate will become a member of the Innovation Office; however, he or she will also be accessible to Stantec’s project teams to support project work as needed.

Your Key Responsibilities

Serve at the direction of the Data Analytics Leader to:

  • Consult on data analytics solutions.

  • Collect and prepare data. Help identify the business data needed to produce the most useful insights and future analytics. This would include business line and possibly outside data sources.

  • Build end-to-end advanced analytics and AI/ML solutions.

  • Tell the story of how data and analytics is positively impacting stakeholders.

  • Work closely with the business to achieve real value through informed decisions and improved actions.

  • Give direction and insight on data analytics initiatives/areas of focus.

  • Validate business implications.

  • Synthesize analytics-derived insights into easy-to-understand, actionable recommendations that business users can easily understand.

  • Ensure that the insights generated through sophisticated analytics translate to help drive better/faster/smarter design delivery and various types of a/e consulting activities.

  • Present periodic TechTalk/Spotlight (internal company) webinars throughout the year on the topic of data analytics.

  • Present to external audiences as needed.

  • Incubate data analytics ideas.

  • Perform other miscellaneous tasks associated with being a member of the Digital Technology & Innovation team and those typical of a data analyst or data scientist.


Capabilities and Credentials

  • Passionate about helping business lines drive their success utilizing data.

  • Inquisitive with a desire to ask questions and get a deeper understanding of business and data issues.

  • Innovative, ability to imagine new analytical solutions to any problem.

  • Confident, able to challenge perceptions and biases of individuals diplomatically at every level of the organization to enact improvements.

  • Ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical people.

  • Passionate about helping others to understand by using accessible language.

  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, and manage time and competing priorities.

  • Ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects.

  • Business-oriented with a solid understanding of business requirements and vernacular.

  • Highly detailed when required.

  • Stays abreast of current and upcoming technologies and tools.

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, IT, mathematics, statistics, or another relevant area of study.

  • 3 years of data scientist experience

  • Proficiency in statistical concepts and ML algorithms

  • Good understanding of end-to-end data science projects - data intuition validation, model design, implementation, validation and testing, and deployment

  • Hands on expertise in developing AI & ML driven models

  • Experience in deploying models and putting models into production

  • Experienced in analyzing extremely complex, multi-dimensional data sets with a variety of tools

  • 2 years of professional experience in SQL, R, Python, Databricks, or related tools for large-scale analysis

  • Experience building large scale data sets and deploying AI & ML models on the Cloud (Azure)

  • Experience dealing with both structured & unstructured datasets and drawing the insights from the data

  • At least one year of experience with version control system like Git and GitHub

  • Docker experience is preferred

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Other Locations : Canada

Job : Applications Development

Organization : BC-1290 Innovation-DTI-Canada

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 2, 2021, 1:16:38 PM

Req ID: 210002NS

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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