Graduate Civil Engineer - Infrastructure
Buro Happold
Bath, Leeds, London, or Manchester

Closing date: Saturday 17 December 2022

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. We have an exciting opportunity for talented graduate level Infrastructure Engineers to join our Infrastructure teams in Bath, Leeds, London, and Manchester.

At Buro Happold we offer an integrated multi-disciplinary service throughout the whole project life cycle, from planning through to design and implementation. We take pride in working closely with clients, collaborators and stakeholders to deliver cost effective and sustainable outcomes. Recognising that infrastructure is often the “glue” that binds developments together, we aim to take a proactive approach to problem solving and co-ordination. 

We are a truly global company with our offices and live projects spanning the world. We work with leading architects, project managers, contractors, local and national authorities and developers and are currently working on some of the most exciting projects in the UK and around the world. We can offer fantastic career opportunities and the chance to be at the cutting edge of creativity in the built environment. Our project portfolio and global initiative provides excellent opportunities for international travel. 

To find out more about our Infrastructure discipline, please click here

What sort of projects would I work on? 

The work the Infrastructure team undertakes is diverse in terms of scale, location, development type and the point at which we are engaged through the life of the project. We strive to ensure that our graduates are given the opportunity to work across a varied portfolio of projects to broaden your skills during the early stages or your career.  

Our expertise ranges from city scale master planning through to campus and building scale development infrastructure.  Here are some of the projects that we are currently engaged on: 

Regeneration – Buro Happold have provided engineering solutions for a number of key regeneration projects in the UK such as the redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station where alongside providing the developments infrastructure solutions, we led the design of two new tube stations and their integration into the surooounding development, unlocking a new transport solution for the site and wider Vauxhall Elms and Battersea opportunity area 

Public Realm Improvements – our infrastructure team works closely with Landscape Architects to deliver high quality public realm such as Mayfield in Manchester a landmark regeneration project that has transformed a derelict area of central Manchester into the first new public park on the banks of the River Medlock in more than a century. 

Stadia and Arena - Claimed to be the largest building construction project currently in the UK, our team has been busy with the start on site at Everton. We have been working on this project providing all infrastructure design from site selection stage through to our current engagement for the contractor, as their designer. We have also overseen the completion of the new Compton and Edrich stands at Lord's Cricket Ground. Our team have also been designing the new Co-op arena in Manchester - the largest capacity indoor Arena in Europe, which has just started on site. 

Healthcare - We recently have delivered two large masterplan projects for Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar working alongside international architects for whole city districts. In parallel we were engaged on an exciting research project for the same client to define a prototype for the Hospital of the Future, a very topical subject in the current climate. We are also currently working with the Guys and St Thomas Trust in London, Hampshire Hospital Trust and a community hospital in London. 

About you: 

  • A Civil Engineering degree 
  • A passion and enthusiasm for engineering design, sustainability and making a meaningful contribution to society
  • Shows real interest in the projects being worked on, likes to understand where their contribution fits 
  • Actively engages with colleagues on work projects and sees the value of learning from and sharing knowledge with them
  • Motivated and committed to your professional development

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 Buro Happold. 

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 Buro Happold and our collaborators. 

Opportunity to be supported and join our Young Engineers Forum in your local office, join bi-annual events/trips, and contribute your experience and learnings to the next generation of engineers through various outreach activities.  

Our Graduate Connect program 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. 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. 

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