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Your Impact

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About The Opportunity

Jacobs are offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of Data Scientist professionals to work on a range of projects for our diverse client portfolio applying data science techniques and technologies to a range of problems to help our clients operate more efficiently and to better exploit the value in our data.

Our team is growing are we looking for a self-starting, motivated and experienced senior data scientist with proven experiences in delivering complex data-centric solutions. As part of our team, you will support across the full spectrum data scientist activities. You will be responsible for collaboration amongst the team and with our customers. Excellent communication, report writing and presenting skills with the ability to communicate cloud security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff in an intelligent and articulate manner.

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple market sectors to suit your interests and career aspirations under a hybrid working arrangement that best suit each client’s needs. Training and development opportunities specific to the project needs and those of your own career plan will be available and supported.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs, with offices throughout the UK, we can be flexible about location and are happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours to suit you and our business.

Reporting to the Technical Director.

Key responsibilities include

  • Formulating, suggesting and managing data-driven projects which are geared at furthering the business’s interests.
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insight.
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability.
  • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project.
  • Suggesting ways in which insights obtained might be useful to inform business strategies.
  • Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Degree qualification in a related discipline or proven work experience within a similar role.
  • Experience in one or more of the following list, to index, search, categorise, and exploit data on large-scale projects Big data; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Data Visualization
  • Able to gain a UK security clearance with the Right to work in the UK.
  • Able to travel as and when required.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and managing stakeholder/customer relations.
  • Ability to collaborate within a diverse team.

We have a strong team culture at Jacobs where every member strengthens the team with their own experience, so even if you feel you don’t have experience in everything listed above, we’d still like to hear from you.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.


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