From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.
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What is Building Services Engineering?
Why shouldn’t your project use high performance, low energy building systems? We at Buro Happold work as part of a global team, balance client’s aspirations with engineering (and often budgetary) constraints, to design high performance, low energy building systems. We use advanced modelling techniques to analyse the building envelope and its floor layouts. Our innovatively designed systems are then integrated into the building fabric, to create functional internal spaces and balanced, controllable conditions.
What sort of projects would I work on?
Al Faisaliah, Riyadh – Now one of the region’s most celebrated architectural achievements, Al Faisaliah offers stunning, efficient spaces with a high degree of flexibility for the future.
The Junction, Leeds, UK - The Junction is a build-to-rent residential and retail scheme that will transform the former Monksbridge steelworks and adjacent Grade II listed Gritstone viaduct into a vibrant new destination in the heart of Leeds.
Our designs went through a rigorous approval process to ensure they were in keeping with the planner’s requirements for the listed viaduct, and we liaised with owners of the adjacent plots to ensure minimal disruption during the installation of below ground services and utilities.
Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology building, USA - The work to renovate and expand the capacity in the Tozzer building provides an additional 29% of usable space, including two new floors located in the upper levels of the building. Now LEED Gold certified, our work has reduced energy consumption by 30%, delivering an outstanding space for learning with a sustainable future.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, UK – Our pioneering retractable pitch design ensures the new White Hart Lane Stadium is a highly flexible sports and entertainment venue. This project is the perfect example of Buro Happold’s ability to think laterally to find solutions that work for our client. Not only does the new Tottenham Hotspur FC stadium offer fans a better experience and increase profitability for our client, the design has proved so inspiring it has catalysed a wider regeneration scheme across Haringey so that the surrounding area can better support this incredible venue.
Plus pharmaceutical, cultural and civic buildings, high-spec' retail, transport hubs and mixed-use schemes.
What would I do?
You will embrace the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability. Sustainable design is top of our corporate agenda.
Undertake detailed mechanical engineering building services design and calculations (using both software and knowledge to verify robust calculations).
Ensuring service and project work are carried out to an excellent standard - within agreed deadlines and within budget.
Preparation of technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and innovative design solutions.
Plan and manage input to CAD for production of design work.
Represent BuroHappold at meetings with clients, other professionals and suppliers.
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Building Services/MEP Engineering Degree
Internship experience at engineering related firm preferred, and proven interest in the built environment
How long does the process take?
The recruitment timeline can vary depending on the role and team you are applying to. Successful applications are progressed to interview stage within 2-3 months from the closing date of the advert, but it is good to know that the whole process can take up to 6 months.
We will endeavour to keep you informed throughout the time that your application is being considered, however, due to the volume of applications received and the size of our team, we are not able to respond to individual requests for status updates.
What’s in it for you?
Broad insight within a team, mentored by a subject matter expert. The opportunity to experience our culture and value, and learn what sets us apart from other organisations. Exposure to a wide range of portfolios, including local community led projects and global large scale clients. The diversity of the projects we work on is one of the many reasons Engineers love to work at BuroHappold.
A plethora of interesting and challenging projects to stretch your professional skills, a friendly and close knit team, flexible working and a competitive reward package. The opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects aside a range of specialist engineers and designers both within BuroHappold and our collaborators.
We have recently adopted a new framework focussed on early careers development. This allows our Graduates to learn the fundamentals of design and technology whilst building a base in consulting and professional skills. This is a blended learning programme where participants gain experience against our internal professional and technical frameworks in relation to their specialism.
In addition, we see membership of a professional body and professional registration as crucial to the development of our engineers and offer substantial support to those aspiring to achieve this. We aim to support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows.
Interested? Intrigued? Inspired?
This role is for current students or recent graduates for an Autumn 2022 start.