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AECOM Machine Learning / Data Science Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a self-motivated technology minded data science specialist for immediate employment in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office to support and expand digital services machine learning, predictive modeling, and data analytics. The Data Science Specialist will report to the Data Science & Analytics Manager in the Technology Service Department and support both internal and external clients across multiple business lines This position will support a wide variety of projects including environmental permitting, construction, site assessments/inspections, energy infrastructure, water resources, transportation, and more. The selected candidate will perform high level data analysis tasks, leverage statistical and machine learning models for forecasting, organize data and visualizations into dashboards, and generate reports to solve interesting and complex business problems for AECOM clients. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to conduct data analysis, model data products, and create custom analytical tools designed to support business decision workflows. The position also requires proposing and initiating new and innovative approaches using data analytics and helping promote those services to internal and external clients. An ideal candidate will demonstrate strong technical skills, high degree of technical savvy, ability to learn and adopt new technologies and strong desire to apply innovative technology to meet project demands. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide innovative digital solutions using predictive learning and machine learning

  • Work under general supervision to develop end-to-end data science solutions through tasks including data wrangling, exploratory analysis, transformations, dimensionality reduction, assessments, visualizations, and similar tasks

  • Develop innovative solutions that leverage data science to improve business workflows/deliverables and allow for data-driven decision-making

  • Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner using storytelling / visualization

  • Stay on the forefront of novel data sciences tools, solutions, and concepts in the machine learning space

  • Generate technical documentation describing developed data science solutions and training staff to employ those solutions

  • Ability to work with both non-geospatial and geospatial data

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related field and six (6) years of progressive data science experience with Applied AI, Machine Learning, statistics, modeling and/or related fields

  • Working knowledge of Python, R, SQL and/or related languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate or Postgraduate degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • Strong working knowledge of Python, R, and SQL

  • Experience building classification and regression models including machine learning models

  • Understanding of Applied Statistics (e.g., Regression Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Bayesian Analysis, and Multivariate Analysis, etc.)

  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office, ESRI Software Suite, Power BI, Tableau and common statistical modeling applications

  • Familiar with cloud computing tools such as Amazon web services, Snowflake, and/or Sagemaker

  • Familiarity with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) (e.g., real time traffic monitoring systems – vehicle counting, density estimation via traffic cameras, speed estimation, etc.)

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not offered for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256674BR

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.