Urban Science

Detroit, MI 48208

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

We are Automotive Business Scientists. We empower our clients to turn overwhelming industry data into discovery, action and measured success. We are unique market leaders because we find and examine possibilities through the clarity of a scientific lens. To solve the toughest client challenges, we need curious, creative and dedicated people to join our team.

We recognize that personal success takes on many different forms over the course of our lives – both professional and personally – so we provide a myriad of benefits and programs focused on Wellbeing, Growth, Community and Recognition. One size does not fit all, so we encourage every Urban Scientist to discover their own formula for success. If this sounds like the kind of company you would like to work with, Apply Now!


This position will support the delivery of solutions, services, and deliverables on a client account team. Will execute high quality data-related projects and assignments with a high degree of accuracy, in a timely manner using both client interaction and technical skills.

Workplace flexibility has taken on a whole new meaning here at Urban Science. The requirements of each team, role and employee can look quite different. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance for working in-person and remotely, considering the needs of the business, our clients, cross-functional projects, individual work, and individual preference. This role has current Hybrid Workplace flexibility local to our Detroit office.? Candidate must be available and willing to work in-person up to one to two days per week.

+ Plans, organizes, develops and delivers client-requested reports, deliverables and projects on time, adhering to client requested specifications.

+ Designs, creates and manages client databases, utilizing Urban Science proprietary software, ensuring accurate and high quality data.

+ Assists management in creating estimates and proposals for clients in order to have a better understanding of the proposal process.

+ Serves as a contact for, and develops relationships with, the client in order to effectively respond to client requests and inquiries in a timely manner and help improve client satisfaction.

+ Acquires and maintains a thorough understanding of client data for assigned projects in order to properly create client deliverables.

+ Tracks, processes, analyzes and verifies data in order to improve accuracy and quality.

+ Assumes responsibility for accurate and high quality data being utilized on assigned projects.

+ Accurately performs application coding and testing functions associated with the development of custom client software.

+ Use technical skills to accurately update and maintain Urban Science internal software systems.

+ Adheres to quality control standards for Urban Science and client organizations.

+ May have supervisory responsibilities, now or in the future.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or competency needed for successful performance in the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Database: Requires demonstrated knowledge of relational database management, including, creating and executing queries, creating scripts, importing/exporting data and manipulating data; knowledge and experience with SQL is required

+ 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 select and apply the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem

+ MS Office: Requires demonstrated knowledge of MS Excel for charting and graphing of data, writing formulas and utilizing functions, and filtering, sorting and formatting of data; requires intermediate knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Access; knowledge and experience with Visio preferred

+ Technical/Software: Demonstrated programming proficiency at the minimum requirement for the role (programming proficiency varies by role and my not be required in certain roles. For those roles where programming proficiency is needed, typical programming languages used may include .NET, VBA, C#, SQL, Java, HTML, SSIS and Open Source)

+ Verbal and Written Communication: Requires the ability and capacity to communicate ideas, facts and data in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax and sentence structure

+ 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

+ Information Seeking: Requires the drive to gain a deeper understanding of work related issues or events by making a concerted effort to gather information and seek out development opportunities

+ Initiative: Requires the drive to go above and beyond in order to improve or enhance job results

+ Quality Control: Requires the ability to monitor and check work related information and deliverables ensuring high quality and accuracy

+ Conceptual Thinking: Requires the ability to understand a situation or problem by putting the different pieces together to see the bigger picture

+ Time Management: Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and manage multiple concurrent tasks is required

+ Sales & Business Development: Ability to identify potential new opportunities from the client and proactively communicate those opportunities to management is required

+ Project Management: Knowledge and understanding of project management principles and fundamentals is strongly preferred, including the ability to estimate work efforts


+ University degree required; technical degrees are required (i.e., engineering, applied math, statistics, applied science, information systems, operations research, computer science, etc.) from an accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution.

+ Minimum of 2 years related work experience required


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek.

ID: 2022-4668

External Company Name: Urban Science Applications, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 400 Renaissance Center

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