Numerical Modeler & Data Scientist

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Baird & Associates

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Numerical Modeler & Data Scientist


Oakville, ON 

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W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. (Baird) provides professional engineering and technical services related to the design of coastal structures and marine facilities that interact with the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. The company also provides scientific analyses of coastal and riverine processes including studies of waves, water levels, currents, water quality, and sediment transport. Baird is recognized for the successful completion of innovative and practical projects throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. We pride ourselves on building strong dynamic teams to facilitate personal and professional growth. Baird provides a fun, inclusive and stimulating work environment with opportunities for professional development and ownership within the company.

We are currently looking for a dynamic, motivated, and personable Numerical Modeler & Data Scientist with a strong background in numerical modeling, data science and data analytics to join our team. The selected candidate will assist a diverse team of international engineers and scientists on a variety of projects and R&D initiatives.

The candidate should have experience in the following technical areas:

- Background in coastal and riverine processes including wave mechanics, sediment transport and morphology, hydraulics, hydrology, tides, water levels, currents, and water quality.
- Experience using multi-dimensional numerical models such as the MIKE and DELFT software packages, TELEMAC, TOMAWAC, ADCIRC, SWAN, STWAVE, EFDC, FVCOM, the HEC modeling system, SWAT, WAVAD, WAVEWATCH3, FUNWAVE, FLOW-3D, OPENFOAM, STAR-CCM, and REEF3D.
-Application of programming languages such as MATLAB, PYTHON, JAVA, R, FORTRAN, C++, as well as other specialized languages that support machine learning methods and artificial intelligence.
- Data mining or extracting usable data from valuable data sources. Processing, cleansing, and validating the integrity of data to be used for analysis. Analyzing large amounts of data to find patterns and solutions. Experience with statistical methods and probability theory. Developing prediction systems and machine learning algorithms.
- Experience with software such as PARAVIEW, BLENDER, TECPLOT or other tools to support visualization and processing of model inputs and outputs.
- Interpreting and presenting results in a clear manner. Propose solutions and strategies to address complex challenges.
- Strong communication skills to present complex findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Ability to work in a team environment with clients, internal technical groups, and business development teams.    

Minimum Qualifications:

- Degree in civil engineering, computer science, mathematics, or similar field.
- Master’s degree or PhD in coastal engineering, computer science, mathematics is an asset.
- Registered with or have ability to register as a Professional Engineer is beneficial but not required.
- A minimum of five years of numerical modeling experience in a coastal or water resource role.
- Experience with data science and numerical modelling
- Experience with CAD, Arc-GIS, and MS Office software an asset but not required.
- Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally for 1 to 2-week periods as required. 

Client Relationships - You communicate (written and verbal) with impact, build relationships with an open mind, and are passionate about client service excellence.
Communication Skills - Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills (English).
Analytical Skills - Ability to break down problems and pull together data, ideas, issues, and observations into a clear and useful format.
Initiative - Ability to react and anticipate potential problems and provide clear, concise recommendations to resolve them. 
Teamwork - Ability to share information and knowledge freely, offering support and cooperation.

W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. is employee owned. This is a permanent full-time position. Compensation is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Indicate “Numerical Modeler” in the subject line.

W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. seeks to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion, or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.