Senior Data Consultant

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As Senior Data Consultant, you will manage the delivery of data advisory projects, helping to manage concurrent priorities across the team.

A bit about the team

The vision for our new Strategic Advisory portfolio is to "Empower lasting industry transformation". We enable clients to navigate complex challenges by combining industry leading technical domain knowledge, digital innovation and consulting excellence with our network of collaborative partners. Our trusted advice ensures clients not only thrive, but remain agile, resilient, and in step in a volatile world. We remain pragmatic and outcomes-focused in shaping and implementing transformational change that delivers demonstrable social, economic and environmental value."

We are looking for a highly motivated person to become a Senior Data Consultant within our growing Digital & Data Advisory Team, who can help us empower lasting industry transformation.

What you will contribute to the team;

  • Strong communication, leadership and business skills - you can engage with technical and business stakeholders and interpret them, manage their expectations, facilitate difficult discussions within diverse teams and senior stakeholders and are able to explain complex concepts in simple, plain language and clear visuals.
  • Strategic thinking - You can work in a strategic context and communicate how data projects and activities meet strategic goals. You can contribute to evaluation of strategies and policies to ensure they meet business requirements. You focus on outcomes rather than solutions and activities.
  • Turning business problems and processes into data design - You can design data architectures that align user needs with organisational goals and system requirements, which span different business areas, aligning them to enterprise-wide standards to reach solutions.
  • Data governance - You understand data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational governance structures. You understand how to assure and integrate data solutions to meet the needs of multiple business services.
  • Data modelling - You understand concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce data models across multiple business functions and subject areas. You understand different modelling tools and can reverse-engineer a data model from a live system. You understand industry recognised data modelling patterns and standards and know how to apply them.
  • Data standards - You understand how to develop and analyse data standards and can communicate the business benefit of data standards. You have an appreciation of data and information standards relevant to the sectors we work in.
  • Metadata management - You understand a variety of metadata management tools, and can work with them to design and maintain the appropriate metadata repositories and undertake data and system integration impact analysis.
  • Data innovation - You can identify opportunities for innovation with new tools and uses of data.
  • Data communication - You can present, communicate and disseminate data appropriately and with high impact. You can explain basic principles, processes and tools to others to help upskill your colleagues and your clients.
  • Data technology - You have good understanding of data technology landscape from data storage, transformation, analytics to governance and quality management tools.
Candidate Specification :

Required for the position of Senior Data Consultant;

  • Able to work independently
  • Strong team player, and able to work effectively and inclusively with remote teams.
  • Ability to work in a fluid, unstructured environment with a can-do, positive attitude and seeing things through to the end
  • Learning and growth mindset to develop new skills and expand knowledge within different areas of data management
  • Chartership or similar professional certification with a recognised industry or other body appropriate to the role
  • Strong project management and commercial skills with ability to lead small teams
  • 6+ years professional experience delivering data projects
  • Experience in at least one of transportation, energy, water, defence, buildings, environment, technology sectors
  • Customer centric perspective that focusses upon outcomes and whole-life value
  • Understanding of the complexity, requirements, and implications of organisational transformation

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

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