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Black & Veatch Financial Data Scientist / Data Architect - Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas

Financial Data Scientist / Data Architect - Kansas City

Date: Feb 8, 2024


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 102230

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

The Financial Data Scientist will support all aspects of the Company’s global Financial Planning and Analysis team. This role will primarily focus on using predictive technologies to extract actionable insights from complex financial data and constructing driver-based models.

The Team

As part of BV Business Enablement, you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions and access to valuable data insights. This global team operates out of KC and Bangkok collaborating to solve problems that help our company grow, involving key stakeholders from across the company. #LI-NK1 #LI-Hybrid

Key Responsibilities

  • Building sophisticated data models with the ability to identify essential analytical drivers.

  • Involvement in AI/ML/optimization and statistical modeling initiatives.

  • Developing and implementing statistical models to analyze financial data and forecast trends.

  • Database management and optimization of core finance data artifacts and models.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent experience.

  • Typically 4+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical Competencies

Python programming

R programming

Data visualization (Power BI)

Machine learning techniques

Artificial intelligence (AI)


Database architecture


Intermediate knowledge of Financial Statement analysis

Non-Technical Competencies

Problem solving skills – be able to identify and troubleshoot problems

Time management skills – manage time and prioritize tasks in fast paced environment

Attention to detail – ability to be detail oriented to ensure accuracy of work

Communication skills – ability to communicate with internal clients

Collaboration – be able to collaborate with other team members both in and outside of finance

Adaptability – be able to adapt to new technologies, tools, and processes as technology changes

Business acumen – basic understanding of the industry we work in and how we operate

Continuous learning – be willing to learn and stay up to date with new technologies and techniques.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment with hybrid (3 days in the office and 2 remote), extensive keyboarding, limited travel, and overtime.


Action oriented

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

FIN: Finance

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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