Data Visualization Engineer

Suffolk Construction Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 days ago



As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

About Suffolk:

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We're ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of "Top 400 Contractors." And we're proud to be a certified 2020 "Great Place to Work." For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced Data Visualization Engineer to support Suffolk's analytical solutions. The Data Visualization Engineer, an emerging role in Suffolk's data and analytics team, will be pivotal in operationalizing the most-urgent data and analytics initiatives for Suffolk's digital business initiatives. This role will require both creative and collaborative work with IT and Suffolk's wider business. It will involve evangelizing effective data visualization practices and promoting a better understanding of data visualization and analytics.

The Data Visualization Engineer will be responsible for conducting analysis and gathering requirements to build end to end analytical solutions. They will leverage best practices for UI/UX for data visualizations and create relevant, innovative, and impactful dashboards. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the analytical needs of multiple teams, systems, and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of designing our company's next generation of analytics products and advanced analytics initiatives.

Suffolk is seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We'll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We'll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you'll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to leverage your inherent curiosity and proven capabilities to catapult you to the next level.


  • Conceptualize, design, and develop interactive data visualizations that make complex data more accessible, understandable, and actionable for advocates.

  • Work with stakeholders on requirements for key business metrics, visualization, delivery, and enabling actionable insights.

  • Rapidly define, design, construct, test and maintain interactive visualizations or workbooks that will reveal insight and opportunities for the product owner.

  • Develop rich interactive visualizations that are intuitive, easy to use, and understand.

  • Collaborate with Suffolk's marketing department to develop a style guide for data visualization and ensure data visualizations have consistency in branding and design amongst the enterprise.

  • Ensure high adoption rate of the data and analytics tools portfolio (data preparation and data visualization tools) by focusing on usability of solutions, data integrity, user training and go-live support

  • Develop standards and best practices for data visualization to be used throughout Suffolk Construction.

  • Design and develop a set of templates for short fact sheets, data visualizations, dashboards, etc.

  • Prepare, blend, and cleanse data from multiple sources to design extracts for optimal use with Tableau or PowerBI.

  • Work with the Data Engineer to develop models in the data warehouse.

  • Prepare documentation of technical requirements and data definitions.



  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data management, information systems, or a related quantitative field [or equivalent work experience] is required.

  • At least 5 years of analytics experience.

  • At least 4 years of experience working in cross-functional team and collaborating with business stakeholders in support of departmental and/or multi-departmental analytics initiatives.

  • Strong data visualization capabilities, including at least 4 years of experience in Tableau, PowerBI, with an aptitude to learn new tools.

  • At least 2 years of experience in data sourcing, transformation and clean up, including use data ETL tools such as Alteryx, PowerAutomate and SQL.

  • Knowledge of different chart types and how to leverage them to answer specific questions.

  • Strong ability to format (UI/UX) your visualizations and dashboards for maximum impact.

  • Ability to build complex calculations to manipulate data.

  • Strong experience developing and shaping data with SQL.

  • Advanced understanding of data architecture.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, charting, macros, calculations).

  • Strong creative problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Construction experience preferred but not required.

  • Tableau Desktop certification(s) or PowerBI (Exam DA-100) preferred.

Necessary Attributes

  • Demonstrates Suffolk's Core Values of People Above All, Courageously Driven, Find a Way, Endlessly Curious.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Sound business acumen

  • Positive attitude with a strong willingness to learn

  • Curious and tenacious

  • Strong drive to insight

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk

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