Richard Davey

Richard Davey

Group Leader, Data & Decision Science

Arcadis Gen


Richard Davey is Group Leader of the Data & Decision Science group at Arcadis Gen. When he is not working on optimisation problems for clients in road, rail, facilities management, electricity networks and generation, he can be found writing R packages and building electronic hardware.


  • Numerical problem solving
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Investment optimisation


  • Masters degree in Geophysical Sciences, 2007

    Leeds University






Energy sector

Domain expert




Gitlab, GitHub, CI/CD automation

Corporate training

Experienced trainer



Group Leader - Data & Decision Science

Arcadis Gen

Jul 2021 – Present Sheffield, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment, retention and performance management of a ~25 person data science group
  • Delivery management of consultancy projects and Analytics as a Service (AaaS) products
  • Technical delivery of projects alongside my team

Analytical Consultant

Arcadis Gen

Dec 2018 – Jun 2021 Sheffield, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Physical asset investment optimisation
  • Consultancy work including corporate training
  • Innovating new algorithms, tools and products

Senior Strategy and Commodity Risk Analyst

Contact Energy

Oct 2018 – Nov 2019 Wellington, New Zealand

Responsibilities included:

  • Quantitative scenario modelling to support strategy
  • Building financial models
  • Commodity risk reporting to CEO and CFO

Production Geologist

Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment

Oct 2013 – Oct 2017 Wellington, New Zealand
I worked as a petroleum production geologist for the New Zealand oil and gas titles and administration authority called New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Consultant Geoscientist

FrOGTech New Zealand

Apr 2013 – Sep 2013 Wellington, New Zealand
I worked as a petroleum exploration geophysicist, helping to establish a new office in a new country for the company.


CGG Robertson

Sep 2010 – Mar 2013 Llandudno, Wales
I worked as a petroleum exploration geophysicist as part of a client facing multi-disciplinary team.

Interpretation Geoscientist

Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty

Aug 2007 – Feb 2010 Perth, Australia

Recent Posts



Docker containers for R on 32 bit ARM architectures, including Raspberry Pi


R package to retrieve vehicle charging infrastructure information from the UK National Chargepoint Registry


R package to retrieve vehicle data from the DVLA API

Pi Temperature Dashboard

Temperature sensing on the Raspberry Pi, logging to a database and publishing to Adafruit IO dashboard

Gitlab Runner

Gitlab Runner

Gitlab runner in a docker container. Compatible with Raspberry Pi