Frontier Economics Limited

Now one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe, we started Frontier Economics in 1999 wanting to do things differently. Owned entirely by our staff, our business attracts the best people and the most interesting work. Our principles remain. Our clients remain happy.

Frontier Economics Limited London WC1V, UK
Full time
A key role within the Competition practice, the Junior Data Scientist will help support the practice with continuing growth. The successful candidate will work across a number of Competition projects working closely with the wider team. 1. Analysis and Problem Solving :   Work independently to develop and deliver analysis, within an overall project framework set by others, using more sophisticated tools where relevant. Help others team members to develop their own technical skills. 2. Communication Skills:   Ability to flex style in day to day contact internally and with clients, in addition to clearly structured written work. 3. Work management skills:   Structure and manage your own time to deliver consistently good work under conflicting pressures. 4. Client relationship skills:   Build regular contact through day to day project interactions and tailor outputs to different clients. 5. Frontier Ambassador:   Contribute to the life of the firm beyond project work. Responsibilities: 1. Analysis and Problem Solving : Agree with project managers a specific brief for analysis / modelling based on the project requirements and economic framework. Deliver, under the supervision of more experienced team members, analysis to that brief, and QA the results. Source data and set our data requirements, adapting analysis based on data availability. Analyse large data sets and use complex analytical tools and techniques. Review results alongside other team members, highlighting key results and agreeing potential implications of the analysis. Develop an understanding of how to present key findings to colleagues and clients. Help other team members to develop their own technical skills. 2. Communication Skills: Participate in discussions in internal meetings and flex style depending on the type of meeting. Engage with clients in a manner that is clear and sensitive to client needs to help facilitate the smooth running of a project (e.g. in emails/calls when requesting data). Provide clear explanations of issues/conclusions and how they were reached. Apply the appropriate structure of written inputs (e.g. consistent with Minto pyramid) with guidance from project manager. 3. Work management skills: Manage your own time so you can work independently on complex tasks and deliver consistently. Be aware of wider client timescales and deliverables, taking responsibility for timing and quality of output delivered to project manager. Work constructively to deliver work jointly with others. 4. Client relationship skills: Show an awareness of client expectations and make suggestions on how to fulfil and exceed those expectations. Help build effective relationships with members of the client team. 5.   Frontier Ambassador In line with the firm’s values of Open, Interesting, Profitable and Fun all Data Scientists are expected to; Embed the values of the firm Create a positive experience for clients on projects (e.g. through demonstrating the brand and internal values). Technical Skills and Experience Essential Experience Applicants are required to have a Bachelors in a quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics). A postgraduate degree in a quantitative discipline or relevant work experience is preferred but not essential. In addition to a strong academic background, candidates will have: Experience in using statistical programming languages / packages (in particular R – knowledge of Python and/or Stata would be desirable) Experience of working with large datasets and data wrangling Ability to engage novel problems and concepts and find practical solutions using existing or unfamiliar tools quickly Ability to communicate effectively to non-technical audiences Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues Desirable Experience Experience of working in a professional development environment Knowledge of GitHub Knowledge of SQL databases Experience in using GIS packages / working with geographic data Knowledge of web scraping / working with APIs Behavioural Competencies Genuinely excellent people skills   - exemplary professionalism, enthusiasm, positive energy, openness and integrity (eschewing any “office politics”). Self-managing   -   ability to handle multiple tasks with limited day-to-day direction. Change orientated   – a flexible and adaptable approach to problem solving. Judgement   -   trusted to make sound decisions. Communication   - an open and confident communicator. Open   – approachable and works collaboratively.