Principal Consultant - Data Science - Copenhagen

Portland Towers, G??teborg Plads 1, Nordhavn, DK-2150 Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen DK-2150, DK


Company description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

Our hybrid way of working is designed to help you plan your work and your life. We want decisions about ‘where to work’ to be governed by ‘the work we need to do’ – whether that is at client sites, offices/labs/studios, or remotely from home.

We have five principles which will help us balance both creating a high-performance culture that delivers for our clients and the firm, and being understanding and inclusive to individuals, and the teams in which we all work. Our principles are; we put your safety first; we trust PA people; we respect difference; we are responsive to clients, and we are responsive to individuals and teams.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

Do you crave collaboration and love creating insights that help organizations improve their agility in response to a rapidly changing market?

Data is broadly recognised as a key asset in both private companies and public organisations. However, many organisations need inspiration on where to put the guiding star that will define their data efforts, and some lack a proper data infrastructure to enable reporting and more advanced analytics solutions.  

We support our clients in setting a direction for their work with data as well as improving data governance and data management. In doing so, we build trust in data being used to support the clients in making the right decisions. 

The role as data consultant encompasses a unique opportunity to help our clients realise value by using and developing state-of-the-art frameworks in data strategy, data management and data governance. 

We help our clients across sectors in all aspects of their journey with data. Here are some examples of our current assignments: 

  • Helping a global retailer develop their master data strategy, including an as-is assessment of data capabilities, a to-be design and a roadmap for how to fill the gaps between as-is and to-be 
  • Helping a global life science company drive their data office epics across all areas, such as Commercial, Finance, People and Organisation etc., by taking on business roles such as project manager and business analyst, but also more technical roles like data architects when needed 
  • Helping a governmental organisation design and establish a reporting framework for monitoring a large infrastructure mega-project based on multiple data sources. 

#LI-BR1 #LI-Hybrid


We are looking for experienced data professionals who are curious to learn (and eager to develop) new ways of guiding our clients on their data journey.  

Below, we have listed some relevant qualifications for the assignments awaiting our new colleague. However, we believe the right candidate(s) could have any number of backgrounds, so these qualifications are guiding principles, not mandatory requirements:  

  • Experience working with data strategy, management and governance frameworks, operating models, policies, processes, and standards 
  • Knowledge of or hands-on experience with metadata management, master/reference data management, data quality and data integration 
  • Experience working with different stakeholder groups (data sponsors/owners/ stewards etc.) to implement new data governance processes and frameworks 
  • Relevant certifications (DCAM Council, DAMA DM-BOK etc.) 
  • Experience in Agile/DevOps project life cycles 
  • Strong written and verbal communication in Danish or English.

Additional information

You will be joining our Data Science team in Copenhagen – a team with diverse backgrounds. In our approach to management consulting, we strike a balance between interesting client engagements and professional upskilling that leaves room to cultivate our other interests, which span everything from board games and fermentation to water polo, trail running and cycling. 

More generally, PA is an innovation and transformation consultancy. We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. To us, that means using our curiosity and technical proficiency to turn our clients´ business needs into data requirements. With this approach, we assist the most interesting organisations (private and public) with their key data transformations – whether local, regional, or global.  

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm, and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles, and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. 

We’re committed to recruiting, promoting, and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.