Urban Science

Graduate Analyst (scientific business consulting, data analysis 0-2 Yrs Exp)

Location AU-Melbourne
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/21/2017 1:04 PM)
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Local Account Management

Overview and Summary

Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. 


What do we want? We’re looking for people that are driven to find breakthroughs. If you’re looking to do things that have never been done before, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


Who are we? We are client facing math wizards and analytical problem solvers. We also have programming experts around the world that build proprietary software solutions for our clients. Together, as a team, we are cohesive and we accomplish great things. You’ll be surrounded by, exchange ideas with and learn from the best and brightest. We specialise in challenges others find too big to take on. Day in and day out, we work with many of the world’s largest automotive companies helping them to increase sales, profitabilty and customer loyalty.


Is this for you? Are you driven to find hidden solutions? To uncover an infinitesimal but impactful pieces of data? Can you look beyond the random to find the pattern? Then your kind of mind may find a career and a home away from home with us! Note: If you think you may have some but not all of the requirements for the position, we are still happy to hear from you and review your qualifications. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This is an entry level position (0-2/3 years work experience) supporting the delivery of client services. With training and under guidance, an Analyst uses their analytical and technical skills (basic T-SQL which can be taught,  intermediate to advanced Excel, and VB as well as using our proprietary software - training provided) to execute high quality data-related projects and assignments in a timely manner.


  • Designs, creates and manages client databases, utilizing Urban Science proprietary software, ensuring accurate and high quality data.
  • Tracks, processes, analyzes and verifies data in order to improve accuracy and quality.
  • Use technical skills to accurately monitor, update and maintain Urban Science internal software systems.
  • Effectively responds to client inquiries/requests in a timely manner to help improve client satisfaction. 

Qualifications - Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to offer skills in the following areas:

  • Verbal and Written Communication: Requires the ability to communicate, compose and deliver ideas, facts and data.
  • Analytical Thinking:  Requires the ability to understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way
  • Results Oriented:  Requires the ability to strive for optimal results by taking responsibility for timeliness, commitment to task and adherence to performance standards
  • Teamwork & Cooperation:  Requires the ability to work cooperatively with others and be part of a team
  • Math & Statistics: Requires knowledge of basic descriptive statistics and ability to execute simple statistical analyses, create scatter plots, bar charts and histograms; requires ability to  apply the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
  • Databases: Working knowledge of relational database concepts, which require gathering and manipulating data manually is preferred; knowledge and experience with SQL is preferred but can be taught if candidate displays ability to learn quickly.
  • Spatial: Working knowledge of spatial analysis and GIS. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality assurance ability (we are renowned for the accuracy and quality of the data we provide).



  • University degree required; technical degrees are strongly preferred (i.e., engineering, Applied Math, Statistics, applied science, information systems, Geo Information Systems, Informatics, Operations Research, etc.)
  • Note: This is not a programming position, there is some SQL query writing at the basic level used to extract and combine data, but not a lot of opportunity to full on program. Light technical skills, strong communications skills and problem solving/analytical skills as well asadvanced Excel, are usually a good match for us. GIS and Informatics backgrounds tend to suit this role well.


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