Open Positions

We are looking to hire great people who work hard at delivering exceptional results for clients within a flexible, autonomous workplace. If this interests you, please feel free to reach out to talk about the possibility of joining our team.

Research Associate (Behavioural Science)

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Research Associate (Behavioural Science) to join our consulting firm.

Privacy Analyst

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Privacy Analyst to join our consulting firm in Halifax, NS.

Associate/ Analyst

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Associate or Analyst to join our consulting firm.

Operations Coordinator

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator to join our consulting firm.

Service Designer

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Service Designer to join our consulting firm.

Research Associate (Behavioural Science)

The Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Behavioural Scientist to join our team in any of our locations – Halifax, Toronto, or Charlottetown. The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering research and consulting projects focused on using behavioural science (i.e. behavioural economics, behavioural insights) that contribute to improving policy, programs, and services in the government, healthcare, and not-for-profit sectors. We know our organization is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

Responsibilities

The Research Associate (Behavioural Science) will:

  • Lead and contribute to the application of behavioural science theories and concepts to research and consulting projects focused on improving government policy and programming;
  • Conduct a broad range of desk and field research-related activities, including developing research plans and experimental designs; conducting qualitative and quantitative data gathering through interviews, workshops, and surveys; and synthesizing and analyzing data;
  • Create deliverables, including research reports and slide decks, to communicate the status, findings, and results of research and consulting work;
  • Manage client relationships within project environments;
  • Facilitate client workshops and presentations;
  • Seamlessly integrate with client and project teams;
  • Lead and support the continued development of behavioural science assets and methodologies within the organization;
  • Continually scan behavioural science literature specific to key policy areas to ensure the organization has an up to date understanding of leading research and practices; and
  • Contribute to the creation of proposals to partners, clients, and funders to solidify resources for projects.

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree in in behavioural science, behavioural economics, economics, psychology, or other social science domains (PhD preferred);
  • Experience applying behavioural science concepts to real-world problems;
  • Experience in completing field research, randomized control trials, quasi-experimental research projects, etc.
  • Strong statistical capabilities and ability to use statistical software;
  • Previous experience in project settings in a services-based or applied research environment;
  • Focused on providing exceptional results to clients;
  • Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • Possess the ability to remain flexible concerning approaches to delivering solutions;
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; and
  • Knowledge of the public sector, the social sector, or healthcare would be considered an asset.

About Davis Pier and Pier Labs

Davis Pier is a professional services firm that provides innovative solutions to complex government and social challenges.  Our team consists of over 40 people in Halifax, Toronto, and Charlottetown with varied backgrounds including a strategists, project managers, engineers, public policy experts, interdisciplinary designers, technologists, and researchers educated in areas such as psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience, economics, and behavioural science.

We work with public and non-profit sector organizations in Canada and internationally to deliver the services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing lasting change. Our ability to collaborate with clients and implement these solutions is what sets us apart. The approaches we use to design, plan, and manage change allow us to deliver exceptional value and integrate seamlessly with our clients.  Our success in supporting these complex projects resulted in us receiving the 2020 Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award.

Pier Labs, the social innovation outpost for Davis Pier, is focused on social research and development. Its purpose is to work with government, community organizations, post-secondary institutions, charities, foundations, and private sector organizations to conduct research and innovation on complex societal issues impacting the wellbeing of Canadians. From poverty and healthcare, to education and employment, our approach is to use all forms of evidence to develop policy and program improvements that we then rigorously test through experimentation.

Our primary areas of focus are:

  • Social science and economic research – We use evidence-based policy approaches such as translating existing research, conducting qualitative research using new methods, developing field experiments and randomized control trials, and using other quasi-experimental and evaluation techniques.
  • Behavioural science – We have expertise in behavioural science, and use the knowledge of human decision-making and common behavioural biases to design “nudge” projects to improve policies, programs, and services.
  • Social innovation – We work with citizens, stakeholders, and government using a formalized design thinking process to develop innovative solutions.

Everything we do relies on the scientific method – research leading to the establishment of innovative solutions that can be tested and evaluated to determine what works.

Privacy Analyst

The Opportunity

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Privacy Analyst to join our consulting firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The successful candidate will support the delivery of exceptional services required to make privacy an enabler of success in our clients’ complex public sector environments.

As a Privacy Analyst you will be part of Davis Pier’s Privacy Practice. You will support the implementation of data privacy and Privacy by Design principles across all Davis Pier projects. You will work closely with clients to identify privacy risks and vulnerabilities and provide solutions for risk mitigation. You are a versatile team player who is enthusiastic in addressing new challenges, and your keen interest in privacy keeps you on top of developments and trends within the privacy domain. You see privacy as an enabler, not a constraint.

Responsibilities

As a Privacy Analyst you will:

  • Help clients by completing Privacy Impact and other privacy-related assessments to evaluate compliance with laws, regulations, and standards (both internal and external) for their applications, programs, and processes
  • Support Davis Pier project teams as an internal consultant, bringing a privacy lens to their complex projects
  • Seamlessly integrate with client project teams
  • Develop structured question sets and frameworks for eliciting details to support privacy assessment
  • Conduct client workshops and interviews
  • Develop training materials and support privacy education for clients
  • Develop high quality project deliverables

Desirable Skills

  • Previous consulting experience or experience in project settings in a professional services environment
  • Knowledge of:
    • risk management
    • privacy issues in the public sector, social sector, or healthcare domains
    • Privacy Management Frameworks
    • privacy legislation and regulations (Canadian and international)
    • Canadian and international privacy standards
    • information security, standards, and assessment methods
  • Certifications (or willingness to obtain) such as CIPP, CIPT, CIPM
  • Interest in developing the privacy community in Atlantic Canada

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in business, public administration, engineering, library / information sciences, IT or related discipline
  • Very detail oriented – the details matter!
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to closely follow a process, but remain flexible concerning approaches to completing tasks
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, multi-tasker able to manage multiple priorities and multiple deadlines without compromising quality
  • Dedicated to providing exceptional results to clients

Associate/ Analyst

The Opportunity

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Associate or analyst to join our consulting firm. The successful candidate will lead and deliver exceptional client services necessary to design, plan, and implement lasting change and improvement in complex public sector environments.

We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

Responsibilities

The Associate will:

  • Act as a lead consultant or team lead on complex projects;
  • Manage resources within Davis Pier, partner firms, and client organizations;
  • Manage client relationships within project environments;
  • Provide expertise in our service lines on client engagements;
  • Develop high quality project deliverables;
  • Facilitate client workshops and interviews;
  • Seamlessly integrate with client teams; and
  • Develop tailored approaches to project delivery to ensure engagement outcomes are delivered in an undisruptive manner.

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Formal education in business, public administration, engineering, or IT;
  • Previous experience in project settings in a professional services environment;
  • Focused on providing exceptional results to clients;
  • Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • Possess the ability to remain flexible concerning approaches to delivering client solutions;
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Previous consulting experience would be considered an asset; and
  • Knowledge of the public sector, the social sector, or healthcare would be considered an asset.

Operations Coordinator

The Opportunity

Davis Pier is a consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to complex government and social challenges. We work with public, not-profit, and private sector organizations in Canada and internationally to deliver the services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing lasting change.

We hire great people who work hard at delivering great results for clients within a flexible, autonomous workplace. We are looking for an Operations Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to our Director of Professional Services, this role will provide operations and administrative support to help ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of our organization.

Responsibilities

The Operations Coordinator will:

  • Financial support relating to accounts payable/expense tracking, approval and reconciliation
  • Provides daily reception duties and administrative support to the team
  • Receive and direct calls, acting as the first point of contact for the firm
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of firm correspondence
  • Administrative support for the firm’s Partners (calendar management, travel scheduling, etc.)
  • Coordinate meeting and event scheduling and related catering and logistical arrangements as required
  • Coordinate firm events, including logistics, and overall communications
  • Manage office operations vendor relationships, including office supplies, technology, software, etc.
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies and related items
  • Manage deployment of laptops and mobile phones
  • Maintenance of electronic filing system via Microsoft SharePoint
  • Process mail and manage courier requirements
  • Manage the deployment of various software subscriptions
  • Coordinate marketing materials, including promotional items
  • Other duties as required to support the day-to-day operations of the office

Qualifications

In addition to one to three years applicable experience, the successful candidate must possess strong communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude, keen attention to detail, as well as sound judgement and the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities. Excellent computer skills including a strong level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite are also required. Experience with Apple hardware is considered an asset. A post-secondary certificate or diploma in an applicable program is also desired.

Service Designer

The Opportunity

The Opportunity
Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Service Designer to join our consulting firm in Halifax, NS or Toronto, ON. The successful candidate will join our growing Design team who focus on service design principles and approaches to support the transformation of public sector service delivery and project delivery.

We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values of integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

Responsibilities

The Service Designer will:

  • Work with public sector clients in Atlantic Canada and Ontario to design policies, programs, services, and experiences;
  • Employ innovative new methods and approaches to uncover rich citizen insights; use insights to develop strategic approaches to public sector transformation;
  • Design, manage and execute projects using a variety of qualitative research methodologies;
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams in the role of Service Designer, Researcher, Consultant, or Facilitator;
  • Manage client relationships within project environments;
  • Champion and reinforce the value of citizen led approaches and design thinking; and
  • Support the growth of our design practice internally and externally.

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Experience and passion for solving complex problems in the public and social sectors;
  • Formal education in design, business, public administration, engineering, or IT;
  • Research background with an understanding and appreciation for qualitative insights;
  • Demonstrable passion and expertise in design thinking methodologies;
  • Previous experience in project settings, in a professional services environment;
  • Professional with no ego – equally comfortable leading senior executives and being led by junior resources
  • Possess the ability to remain flexible concerning approaches to delivering client solutions;
  • Previous consulting experience would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with digital (Examples: strategy, UX design, usability testing) – would be considered an asset; and

Contact

Email: solutions@davispier.ca
Attn:   Michelle MacAulay, Director of Professional Services

Who We Are

Davis Pier is a consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to complex government and social challenges. We work with public, not-profit, and private sector organizations in Canada and internationally to deliver the services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing lasting change. Our projects include work in a variety of domains, including healthcare, education, employment, social services, regulation, public safety, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.

The Davis Pier team includes over 30 professionals with several complementary backgrounds, including business consultants, project managers, business analysts, change managers, engineers, service designers, and technical architects. Our core services are: Strategy & Analytics, Design, Transformation, People, and Technology.