Australasia Data Science Lead

at Arup
Published November 16, 2022
Location Singapore, Singapore
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


Do you want to make a positive impact on the world? Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do.

Seventy-five years ago, we created a home for creative thinkers seeking to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Today, a collective of 16,000+ Arupians gather across the globe from 140 different countries to build a sustainable future.

We strive to create an inclusive environment and give everyone a voice. Diversity drives innovation in our projects and offers empathy to the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with disability and provide workplace adjustments.

At Arup, you’ll do more than work — you’ll shape a better world.

About This Role

Are you someone who Leverages the power of Data Science to make decisions? Arup is blending cutting edge data science techniques with deep domain expertise to produce better outcomes for our clients, the environment, and society at large. Stationed in Singapore, Sydney or Melbourne you will apply your data science expertise and leadership skills through projects that have a tangible impact on the world around you, within a firm that has a clear sense of purpose.

What will I do?

  • Provide the commercial, technical, and team leadership for the Digital Services Portfolio’s data science capability in the Australasia region. To do that you will Collaborate closely with leadership and practitioners in other Portfolios to drive execution of the Arup strategy.
  • Identify, bid for, win, and lead delivery of client projects with a significant data science component (or the data science component of larger projects).
  • Build client relationships that establish our presence and market reputation for data science in the region.
  • Increase the data science capacity in the Portfolio in region, in a manner that is aligned with the region’s strategy, operational plan, and performance.
  • Collaborate closely with initiatives globally and in other regions, e.g. the Data Science and Data Engineering Centres of Excellence, the Arup Data Platform, global Digital Services investment programmes, and Digital Services Portfolio teams in other regions.

What will I bring?

  • Over 15 years of experience as a data science practitioner, sufficient to provide technical leadership to the team and broader colleagues in the region. Technical stack to include Python, open-source data science frameworks, and major cloud environments.
  • Equally substantive experience of building, operating, and delivering a commercial pipeline of data science projects, including bid writing, costing and budgeting, resource planning, etc.
  • Sustained experience of building and leading high-performing teams, including developing junior practitioners, mentoring, etc.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholder groups, including senior executives, aligning with business strategy, and influencing outcomes.
  • An advanced degree or equivalent, in a numerate discipline with strong statistical component.

Our firm

Dedicated to sustainable development, the firm is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

We create spaces where everyone feels safe, seen and included and able to perform at their best. We take an approach to flexible working that supports the diversity and well-being of our members.

Are you ready to shape a better world?

Our open roles are waiting for you on the Arup careers page. If you like what you see here, apply today.

Arup does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.