• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Graduate Structural Engineer, New York – 2022

Do you want to work on unique and challenging projects?

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 Innovation

Creativity, analysis, ingenuity and a touch of technical genius combine to deliver exciting, efficient structures that go beyond expectations.

The reputation of our structural engineers with architects, contractors and specialists means we can deliver outstanding design solutions and outstanding value. Projects include the recently completed 80,000 seat Mercedes Benz Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, the new 33 story headquarter building for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and the new 500,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Complex for Harvard University. These award-winning projects are typical of the engineering challenges solved and delivered at Buro Happold, by collaborative and creative multidisciplinary teams. Come join one of the top structural engineering teams in the US, working alongside innovative and award-winning colleagues on high profile projects.

Be Challenged

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

  • Undertake detailed structural engineering design
  • Prepare technical schedules
  • Plan and manage documentation of design work
  • Under guidance of senior staff, represent Buro Happold at meetings with the client, other professionals, and suppliers
  • Ensure service and project work are carried out within agreed deadlines and within budget
  • Ensure that appropriate service/design decisions are met
  • Ensure senior staff are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the company and the client are achieved
  • 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:  

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis on Structures
  • Coursework in structural analysis, advanced steel design, advanced reinforced concrete design, and/or earthquake engineering
  • Familiarity with Revit, 3D modelling skills (Rhino, SketchUp, etc)
  • 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
  • Imagine what is possible when creating structures and continuously pushing technical boundaries. From forming geometrically inspiring airport terminals, to enabling the rehabilitation of UNESCO World Heritage sites, deliver exciting, efficient structures in diverse environmental contexts.
  • 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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