The Boston Consulting Group

Data Scientist - Climate Analytics

Job description

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. Here at BCG GAMMA, you’ll have the chance to work with clients in every BCG region and every industry area. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG - a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology. SIGMA (Social Impact @ GAMMA), represents the global partnership of BCG's broader Social Impact team and GAMMA's data analytics and AI expertise. So far, SIGMA has selected three initiatives to scale up our business and maximize our impact in the world: The Climate Analytics Action Team (CAAT), the Social Impact Measurement Analytics (SIMA), and VaxImpact. The Climate Analytics Action Team (CAAT) is BCG's one-stop-shop for all climate and environment-focused analytics work. The Social Impact Measurement Analytics (SIMA) leverages data for global development by integrating economic data and other inputs to inform and determine the impact of public decisions. VaxImpact is BCG's data solution for global vaccine delivery and optimization. VaxImpact allows for adaptive decision-making and analytics to enhance COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

What You'll Do


We’re looking for a passionate and talented Data Scientist & Economist to join our rapidly growing SIGMA team. In this role , you’ll have the chance to roll up your sleeves and apply data science methods and analytics to real-world business situations, focusing on BCG social impact topics (Climate & Environment, Sustainability & Total Societal Impact, Sustainable Finance & Investing, Global Development, Global Health, and Education) with our clients and global partners. Successful candidates are intellectually curious builders who are biased toward action, scrappy, and communicative. You will also get the chance to travel: we have clients in New York, Paris, Stockholm, Peru… Make sure your passport is ready to go!

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)


    Are comfortable in a client-facing role with the ambition to lead teams

    Can distil complex results or processes into simple, clear visualizations

    Are able to explain sophisticated climate analytics topics & concepts in an understandable manner

    Love building things and are comfortable working with modern development tools and writing code collaboratively (bonus points if you have a software development or DevOps experience)

    Display genuine interest for social impact topics, ideally with volunteering experience

    Have significant experience applying advanced analytics to a variety of business situations and a proven ability to synthesize complex data; as well as a deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, and are able to translate this into business implications for our clients

    Have strong project management skills


    Recent Master’s Degree in earth science, atmospheric science, climate science, space science, physics, applied mathematics, geoanalytics or other climate centric disciplines with relevant internships or up to 5 years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions

    Strong record of extracurricular activity, professional accomplishment, and leadership

    Fluency in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python) and geoanalytics tool (eg. ArcGIS)

    Fluency in English and local office language is required


    Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment

    Position is located in either Paris, London, Germany, Nordics, Warsaw, Milan, Zurich or Madrid

    Expect up to 60-80% of time spent traveling

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