Data Science Lead Consultant and Senior Consultants

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To apply for this position please email your CV to
quoting reference: DS2/2020
Decision Analysis Services (DAS)

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Exciting opportunities to be at the forefront and lead the development of data science and analytics at Decision Analysis Services (DAS) Limited. DAS is an innovative consultancy organisation working with clients around the world. We work with clients across the public and private sectors to design and deliver insight and foresight from data. A key element of our strategy is to develop innovative tools and data science approaches, and we maintain strong links with academic and professional bodies to keep us at the leading edge.

Building on our existing and successful data science and analytics capability, we are looking for a lead consultant and senior consultants who can make a major contribution to our continued success and future growth.

The Lead Data Science Consultant will develop and grow our existing data science consultancy as part of our specialist Analytics and Foresight Hub. The role holder will lead the strategic development and delivery of data science and analytics capability in this specialist area as part of our established and growing consultancy services to clients across the public and private sector. The Lead Consultant role combines data science development with hands-on delivery of consultancy assignments directly to clients, leading teams, and making a significant contribution to the strategic business development of the Hub and associated thought leadership. You must be able to demonstrate extensive expertise in data science, innovative thinking and a collaborative working style.

Senior Consultants roles will support development and delivery of data science and data analytics assignments for our wide range of clients, as well as making a positive contribution to the development of the Hub and data science and data analytics services.

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to lead and/or work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in the development and application of data science and data analytics approaches to real world problems. Applicants for the Lead Consultant role must have extensive expertise in machine learning techniques.
  • Ability to develop an appropriate concept of analysis to meet the client needs.
  • Experience in programming e.g. Python and/or R. This includes collaborative coding practises, Validation & Verification and writing robust modular reusable code.
  • Experience working with complex structured, unstructured and disparate datasets.
  • Good data visualisation skills including proficiency using tools like Power BI, Tableau, Qlik to generate engaging and insightful dashboards.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, including conveying technical results to a non-technical audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to coordinate with colleagues and clients to deliver successful projects.
  • Educated (as a minimum) to Degree level (or equivalent accreditation) within a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or maths).

DAS is committed to supporting your continued development and progression. We have strong links with academic institutions to enable our consultants to maintain their professional and academic development, and a number of our consultants have been supported by DAS on Masters and Doctorate programmes.

Location: You will need to have easy access to Southampton or Bristol with a willingness to travel as required to support client work.

It is an occupational requirement that candidates already have or can obtain a UK government clearance.

Please submit your CV to using the reference DS2/2020.


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