Company: Wood
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Data Scientist with extensive experience in the IT industry.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Data Scientist to an exciting and challenging new role, offering the opportunity to be part of a leading global organisation growing its new commercial service offering. You will play a key part in developing organisational capability and defining the direction for this new team. As an established champion of analytics this is a significant opportunity to develop your career and thrive in a problem solving, solutions-focused environment, building new models and helping our global customers realise significant efficiency and value improvements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with large amounts of unstructured and structured data, and transform it into a more understandable format
  • Identify trends and patterns in data that may improve a business's profitability
  • Build fit-for-purpose predictive models and implement machine learning techniques to support existing and new customer products and services.
  • Optimise joint development efforts through appropriate database use and project design
  • Identify opportunities for innovation within projects and organizations where advanced analytics could dramatically improve operations. Pro-actively drive this innovation to realization and implementation.
  • Partner with multiple cross-functional teams across Wood Group's international engineering operations to deliver data analytics solutions.
  • Mentor, guide and develop our data analytics team in UK
  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology.

  • Required Competencies:
  • Preference and passion for open source technologies over enterprise tools.
  • Deep analytical skills and knowledge of statistical methodologies, data / text mining techniques, algorithm development, machine learning craft and operations research techniques.
  • Capable of clearly communicating complex analysis methodologies and results to a non-technical audience within both internal and external customer bases.
  • Strong teaching and coaching skillset.
  • Fluency in SQL for data access, manipulation, and validation
  • Strong DAD (discover/access/distil) skillset.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical programming languages such as R and Python.
  • Comfortable learning new technologies and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate, refine and complete projects with minimal guidance.

  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or post-graduate degree in mathematics, statistics or related quantitative field.
  • A creative approach to, and a deep interest in, mathematics. Intellectual ability to understand and analyse complex problems & great attention to detail
  • A holistic understanding of the systems and infrastructure used to build products will facilitate insight into how different factors influence operational metrics
  • Experience working with large and complex data sets is required
  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modelling skills
  • Experience in data visualization and implementing effective models/algorithms into a live solution is required.
  • Experience working with data and features derived from engineering/industrial sources is an advantage.
  • Experience of text mining techniques and related solutions is an advantage.

  • Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

    Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.