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Deputy Head of the Global Data Analytics Centre (GDAC)

  • Job reference: FG-005036
  • Sector: Construction, Infrastructure, Marine & Coastal, Nuclear, Planning, Power, Rail, Roads & Bridges, Sales & Marketing, Transportation, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Bangalore

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Outline of the Global Data Analytics Centre

The Global Data Analytics Centre is responsible for the following key duties:
Undertake the ongoing capture of technical data into a bespoke software solution developed internally.
Support the ongoing identification and data capture of reference projects across the global business within all sectors.
Support the ongoing development of the functionality of internally developed software tools, the development of sector specific outputs / dashboarding and integration within business processes.
Support the development of additional team capabilities including measurement and estimating capabilities for the global business.

Outline of the Role
The GDAC requires a full time Deputy Head to be based in Bangalore providing day to day line management of the team in meeting the stated objectives of the GDAC.
Working closely with the Head of the GDAC and the varying interfaces outlined above, you will be comfortable managing a team of staff from mixed technical backgrounds on a day to day basis, setting targets for data capture, recruiting new staff as the GDAC scales upwards and providing support to any technical queries arising.
A key part of the role is verbal and written communication at a senior level across the global business in the English Language.   The successful candidate will have a proven track record of providing leadership within a similar global consultancy firm and comfortable engaging and reporting at such a senior level. 
Additionally, whilst the development of software is handled by other parties, the role requires the ability support the briefing process to software developers as the system evolves and always act as an advocate for, and promote engagement with, the software across the business.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible for Day to Day Staff Management, evaluating performance, identifying training needs and working with HR, Group IS and other internal support functions as necessary.
Resource management, including identification of the requirement for additional resources and their recruitment through our relationship with Amity University, School of the Built Environment and other appropriate sources.
Support the financial management of the GDAC within the approved monthly budget.
Establishing and monitoring delivery of KPI’s around staff productivity and volume of data upload, providing regular update against KPI’s as part of reporting.
Monitor the implementation of processes and procedures for the validation of entered data, undertake spot checks for compliance to drive data quality. 
Gap analysis within data sets to identify areas of limited coverage, geographically and consider solutions for resolving.
Be familiar with and able to support teams on in ensuring consistency of data sets around in line with the following documents
a) RICS New Rules of Measurement 1
b) Principles of Measurement International
c) Uniformat ii Classification of Building Elements
d) International Construction Measurement Standard
e) RICS Code of Measuring Practice / International Property Measurement Standards
Input in the strategic direction of the GDAC, including supporting the strategic development of additional service streams
Lead bespoke reporting functions within the Atkins business
Take ownership of the GDAC online presence in Yammer, Sharepoint and the like, ensuring content is kept relevant and up to date.
Work with internal marketing teams to develop appropriate communications for the internal business to raise the profile of the GDAC including
a) GDAC’s progress in achieving objectives
b) Demonstration of the benefits of the mobilization of data through case studies etc

Candidate Requirements
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English Language, and able to adapt communication style to suit occasion, ensuring information is communicated in a clear, concise and articulate manner
Proven experience in a managerial position, demonstrating a professional and confident approach to working relationships both within and outside the team
 understanding budgeting and team planning
Excellent organization and leadership skills with the ability to motivate others.
Relevant Qualifications and experience commensurate with the role.
A keen interest in / advocate of the pursuit of technological change as part of the transformation of the workplace. 
Familiarity with MS Office.  Experience in specialist software programs such as Costex (or similar cost estimating software), PowerBI and CRM would be beneficial.
A background or experience in a construction cost management role would be advantageous.