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Data Scientist

Requisition ID:  254259

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Job Summary

Bechtel Corporation is seeking a talented and ambitious Data Scientist to join our Big Data and Analytics Center of Excellence (BDAC) team. The Big Data team reports to our Corporate Project Controls group which aligns us directly with the project management function of the company. The successful candidate will be a strategic hire who will help drive the adoption of data science and machine learning capabilities into our standard project execution methods and procedures.


Who You Are:

  • Yearn to be part of groundbreaking projects that work to deliver world-class digital solutions to business problems
  • Are motivated to find opportunities in and develop solutions for evolving challenges, are passionate about your career, and driven to deliver exceptional results
  • Are technically competent with open-source tools and cloud computing
  • Have been exposed to data science techniques such as clustering, classification, neural networks, reinforcement learning, supervised and unsupervised learning, sentiment analysis, natural language processing, etc.
  • Are imaginative and engaged in new and emerging data science technologies
  • Are motivated and comfortable teaching yourself new methodologies and enjoy learning on the job.
  • Can rapidly iterate and evolve ideas into tangible solutions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a team of other senior data scientists, data engineers, and business subject matter experts to solve complex business problems using statistics, math, computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining methods
  • Utilize your skills with data science tools and frameworks (R, Scikit-Learn, PyTorch, Tensorflow, Jupyter, etc), as well as Big Data and cloud computing technologies (AWS, Azure, Spark, Hive, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes, etc) along with many years of Bechtel-captured engineering, procurement, and construction data to find insights that will inform decision-making
  • Envision, develop, refine, and implement algorithms.  Build inference models that will significantly improve the planning, estimating, and delivery of engineering, procurement, and construction projects. Lead to measurably improved outcomes such as increasing new work win rates, shorter schedules, lower costs, increased safety, reduced risks, etc.
  • Travel (short business trips) to jobsites and offices may be required


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or equivalent STEM degrees with 1 to 3 years of experience (or MS degree) developing data science solutions
  • Strong grasp of at least one programming language (Python, R) and a willingness to learn new ones as well as domain-specific languages (DSLs)
  • Foundational abilities with data visualization tools and methodologies for high- and low-dimensional datasets, as well as structured, quasi-structured and unstructured data
  • Comfortable with communication and making presentations to colleagues and ownership of business problems at hand


Other Qualifications:

  • Able to submit an example of a documented (including code) data-science solution which you developed or co-developed



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.