• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Graduate Mechanical and Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer, New York – 2022

Start designing tomorrow’s future!

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.

Engineer Collaboration 

Why shouldn’t a project use high performance, low energy building systems? 

As a Building Services (MEP) engineer you will collaborate and work the architects, and other engineers, to develop creative, energy efficient buildings that provide both aesthetic to its physical surrounding and utility to its occupants. We at Buro Happold work as part of a global team, balance client’s aspirations with engineering constraints, to design high performance, low energy building systems. We use advanced modelling techniques to analyze 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. 

Be Challenged 

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built, and your career enriched. This role offers you the opportunity to: 

  • Embrace the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability. Sustainable design is top of our corporate agenda 

  • Perform detailed HVAC engineering building services design and calculations (using both software and knowledge to verify robust calculations)

  • Undertake detailed design across plumbing and fire protection, ground sanitary/waste and rainwater drainage systems, below ground drainage, domestic hot and cold water services, rainwater harvesting systems, black and grey water systems, and gas systems 

  • Ensure service and project work are carried out to an excellent standard – within agreed deadlines and within budget 

  • Prepare technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and innovative design solutions 

  • Represent Buro Happold at meetings with clients, other professionals, and suppliers 

  • Plan and manage the input of geometry and data into Revit models

  • Create computational solutions to complex engineering problems via visual programming

  • Contribute to our open source coding platform BHoM (bhom.xyz)

  • Be Respected 

    We’ll help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity, collaboration and innovation. In return we ask you to bring the following: 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Sanitary, Environmental or Architectural Engineering

  • Coursework in HVAC design, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and/or fluid hydraulics/dynamics 

  • Familiarity with BIM modelling software, such as Revit 

  • Interest and/or experience in visual programming (Dynamo, Grasshopper), coding (Python, C#), and/or open source coding projects 

  • Internship experience at engineering related firm preferred, and proven interest in the built environment 

  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible manner 

  • Eagerness to learn and work as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Be Proud 

  • At Buro Happold, you’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, contributing to unique and innovative projects that inspire awe, transform communities and help to combat climate change 

  • Our strength is in our diversity, and you’ll join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported. You will be challenged, and you’ll also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work 

  • Develop cutting edge design solutions which prioritize the efficient use of materials, energy and natural resources. 

  • About our New York Office

    Established in 1998 as the first US office, Buro Happold New York City is the largest office in the country with nearly 200 staff members that deliver some of the most iconic and high performance projects across the region and internationally.

    Working with some of the most renowned architects, Buro Happold has engineered a number of precedent-setting projects including the world’s tallest and largest Passive House certified residential building at Cornell Tech in New York City; Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Hitchcock Environmental Center in MA as the third and seventh Living Building Challenge certified projects in the world, respectively; and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA which includes the world’s first 360 degree halo scoreboard and oval retractable roof and is the first professional sports venue in the US to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

    The New York office offers a wide array of services covering projects from building scale through site infrastructure and city planning including structural engineering, MEP engineering, façade engineering, lighting design, sustainability and analytics and ICT engineering. Buro Happold also offers strategic planning, project management and analytical services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients worldwide.

    The team contributed to 1.5 degree Celsius: Aligning NYC with the Paris Climate Agreement as policy and technical consultant, making NYC the first city in the world to release an action plan in line with the principles of the Paris Agreement. Additionally, Buro Happold is the lead consultant on the Reimaging the Canals initiative, which includes plans to reimagine the iconic Erie Canal with future-oriented uses and development, an initiative that has been backed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Interested? Intrigued? Inspired? 

    Please apply online to be considered for this role. We are looking forward to your application! 

    Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We recognise and are committed to change the lack of representation of minority groups in our industry, and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, disabled people and women across all our offices. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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