Job Description: ZEB Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist


Position Overview

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is currently seeking to hire a Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist to work with our dynamic research team involved in ZEB performance modelling to aid cities and transit agencies across Canada and the US plan their fleet electrification.

About CUTRIC’s Culture

CUTRIC is a highly dynamic and fast-paced innovation consortium focusing on technology championship. Despite being a not-for-profit, the team culture operates along the lines of a fast-paced (frequently high-pressure) start-up technology company.

CUTRIC team members are interdisciplinary, widely knowledgeable, science- and technology-driven, and passionate about the environment and mobility innovation.

CUTRIC welcomes and supports diversity in the workplace because we believe it makes us stronger and smarter. Candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Role Summary

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will grow to be an integral team member of CUTRIC’s research team.

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will need to become familiar with all of CUTRIC’s modelling projects in low-carbon smart mobility sector in North America.

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will liaise with CUTRIC team members across Canada, in English, to undertake project activities as required.

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will be expected to communicate openly, regularly, professionally, and transparently with colleagues and external stakeholders on a regular basis to develop positive member and stakeholder relations over the long-term.

Diversity

CUTRIC actively pursues diversity within its employment framework. Women, people who identify as women, transgendered people, and people who identify as a non-binary gender are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role & Responsibilities

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will be expected to carry out the following tasks in a highly independent, accountable, professional and responsible manner:

Complete of predictive modelling and empirical analyses deliverables and contracted requirements per project using best practices in project management.

Perform specific tasks relating to fleet modelling (duty cycle generation, energy consumption modelling and analysis, etc.) and prepare deliverables (clearly labelled and cleaned results files for clients, presentation slides, reports etc.) at the highest levels of professional writing.

Perform robust and in-depth literature reviews, empirical data analyses as required to aid the modelling projects that RoutΣ.i™ team undertakes and prepare outputs at the highest level of professional writing.

Serve as a data scientist generating outputs across the team, collating results, and analyzing results in a critical and analytical fashion to identify errors, gaps, or areas for improvement in CUTRIC’s simulation work products.

Coordinate with the modelling team to prepare deliverables ensuring accuracy and timeliness, including impeccable English prose in written report submission.

Prepare reports and presentations per the needs of the project and work with the team to ensure client-ready products are delivered to the ZEB Project Manager for review and reporting to the C.E.O and client.

Critical Skills, Competencies and Educational Requirements

The Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist will be expected to have the following skills, competencies, and educational achievements:

Minimum

1. Fluent English language skills required in written and spoken form.

a. Fluency in French is considered a highly valuable asset.

2. Demonstration of a high-level of attention to detail and precision.

3. Demonstration of a high-level of commitment to professionalism in written, verbal and in-person contexts.

4. Demonstration of a high-level of commitment to confidentiality and non-disclosure respect for the concept of privacy within a corporation.

5. At least two (2) to three (3) years of full-time work experience in computer programming/coding, specifically in Python relating to vehicle performance and energy modelling, preferably for heavy-duty vehicles (e.g., transit buses, coach buses, trucks etc). Candidates that have similar or relevant experience and deep knowledge using other software tools that support powertrain or propulsion modelling purposes will also be considered.

6. Minimum Master’s degree in engineering, physics or an allied field (e.g. mechanical engineering with a focus on electrified propulsion systems; or computer sciences with specialization in alternative transportation technologies) with a strong background in coding, or a Bachelor’s degree in the same or similar fields with additional years of proven experience in industry.

7. Demonstration of a high-level of competency with audio-visual technologies and technical as well as communications software (e.g. GitHub or Zoom Communications tools) with an ability to troubleshoot in real-time during multi-stakeholder meetings.

8. Strong teamwork ethic.

a. Commitment to working with team members locally and digitally across the country.

9. High degree of adaptability to work under pressure in a dynamic work environment

10. A positive attitude and willingness to think creatively and innovatively to resolve problems and overcome challenges.

11. A leadership mindset and proactive dynamism in problem-solving.

12. A strong focus on time efficiency and waste reduction (in time and resources) to achieve deliverables.

13. Demonstrated commitment to climate change action and an interest in sustainability in transportation.

14. Expressed interest in working in a small company with a highly diverse workplace – including gender, racial and religious diversity.

15. Evidence of an interest in lifelong learning

16. Demonstrated interest in acquiring project management knowledge

Optimal

1. Evidence of experience working within a small to mid-sized business/enterprise environment.

2. Evidence of an ability to juggle several files at once in a highly organized and competent fashion.

3. Evidence of commitment to documenting actions and documenting follow through commitments and deliverable completion.

4. Evidence of a committed work ethic and the pursuit of excellence in professional or personal life.

Location

CUTRIC’s team has always been highly digital in nature.

Due to COVID19, CUTRIC has made the decision to work remotely and support work-from-home arrangements with all employees until December 2021 at least. The only exception to this rule may be bi-annual CUTRIC staff professional development “retreats”, which may require travel to Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver when it is safe to do so.

Therefore, the Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) Simulation Modeller & Data Scientist may be located anywhere in Canada as long as the candidate has continual or reasonably frequent access to high fidelity internet as 100 per cent of CUTRIC’s daily business activities are carried out digitally – including video-based digital meetings, which require high fidelity Wi-Fi.

Salary Range

$68,000-$75,000 depending on education, experience and aptitude.

Due date

This posting will close on Monday, October 26th 2020, 9:00 AM EST.

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