Data Science Practice Lead
Toole Design
Edmonton, AB, CAN
4d ago
Data Science Practice Lead

Toole Design Group is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Data Science Practice Lead. Are you wired to manage a team of brilliant and creative data analysts who are developing industry-leading tools? Are you passionate about data analytics and multimodal transportation? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our team. This position can be located anywhere we have an office*

This data science practice lead position earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.

* Will only consider candidates who are able to commute to one of the following office locations : Silver Spring and Baltimore, MD; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH; Boston, MA; Spartanburg, SC; Raleigh, NC; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Austin, TX; Madison, WI; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Oakland and Los Angeles, CA; Kansas City, MO; Edmonton, AB.

About Toole Design

Toole Design is the leading engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

A Day in the Life of a Data Science Practice Lead

You will work at the intersection of multimodal transportation and data analytics. You will chart the course for our Data Science Practice, oversee and grow our Data Science/GIS team, identify process improvements, and use a strategic and entrepreneurial lens to evaluate new ideas and initiatives. You and your team will work together to:
- Develop custom software tools for clients to help prioritize transportation projects, analyze bicycle and pedestrian comfort and safety, evaluate latent demand, and analyze equity impacts of investments, etc.
- Conduct systemic safety analysis, exposure modeling for vulnerable road users, estimate safety performance functions, and predictive crash analyses
- Create custom interactive web tools and dashboards using an array of transportation-related spatial data
- Support active transportation projects at all scales by analyzing and mapping existing conditions, bicycle level of traffic stress, pedestrian comfort, testing investment scenarios, trip potential, and more
(Two signature examples of the team's work are the Bicycle Network Analysis (BNA) tool we created with PeopleforBikes and Safe Streets Priority Finder, which we created for USDOT with the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, and University of New Orleans Transportation Institute.)

The Data Science Practice Lead must have strong technical skills in one or more of the areas described in the bullets above and, ideally, will be familiar/conversant in all of these areas. The ideal candidate will also have experience licensing and marketing custom software tools.

You will have opportunities to independently manage company projects across North America and will work regularly with a team of civil engineers, planners, landscape architects, and researchers to ensure that our plans incorporate thoughtful, defensible analysis methods. You'll be at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines, helping to develop and market software tools, and delivering a wide array of innovative projects. You will participate in business development, project pursuits, and will help uphold the firm's commitment to Quality Control. In an industry that is constantly changing, you will be at the forefront of delivering creative solutions to challenging projects.

As a data science practice lead, you help plan the next chapter for our Data Science practice and learn first-hand from industry-leading experts. At Toole Design, you will have the potential to grow your technical and leadership skills and advance in a company that has a track record of promoting from within.

Qualifications of a Data Science Practice Lead

• Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field
• 10+ years of experience in transportation and/or data science
• 5+ years of project management experience
• 3+ years of leadership experience
• Experience as (or a desire to become) a national leader in your field
• Strong experience working with a variety of spatial data and specific experience/knowledge of transportation- and planning-related data
• Experience in consulting or a similar deadline-driven environment
• Toole Design's core tech stack includes Python, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, and QGIS. Familiarity with ESRI products is also important
• Experience with the R programming language, data visualization software (Tableau, PowerBI, etc.), and/or a variety of statistical models is a plus
You'll be great here if:

• You have strong leadership skills and enjoy participating in multi-disciplinary teams
• You are passionate about sustainability and the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects that center safety and equity
• You have experience with proposal writing, grant writing, and/or business development
• You have strong communication skills, whether written, verbal, or graphically
• You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills.

Work Schedule for a Data Science Practice Lead

This full-time position typically works a flexible schedule of 40 hours a week. We also provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home 2-3 days per week. Many of our offices are accessible by bike or public transit.

Ready to Join our Team?

We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Data Science Practice Lead position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page.

Toole Design is committed to building a diverse and welcoming team. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer). We encourage women and people of color to apply. We're proud that about half of our managers are women and are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. No matter what your background is, we encourage you to apply for this position. We look forward to meeting you!

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