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Associate Principal (Mechanical Engineer) - New York (2397) in New York, NY at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Described by our clients as ‘passionate’, ‘innovative’, ‘collaborative’: BuroHappold Engineering is an independent, international engineering practice that over the last 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world’s leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO. Through our global community of driven, world leading engineering professionals we deliver elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today.

Type of contract

Director, Associate, Associate Director

Area of Expertise
Building Environment


Office / Project Location
New York

Closing Date

Ref No

We are looking for a talented Associate Principal with exceptional technical capabilities to join our New York office.

This purpose of this role is to enhance the group’s technical delivery and provide proactive project leadership.

  • Exceptional leadership of projects, individuals, teams and the department as a whole.
  • Maintaining and developing the highest standards of technical quality; continuously developing the department through innovation and creativity 

What will I be doing?

Business Development

  • Promoting BuroHappold’s integrated services to potential clients.
  • Reviewing financial and technical submissions/proposals; attending interviews.
  • Developing and maintaining key client relationships under all circumstances, maximizing opportunities for repeat business.

Project Management

  • Project Director for appropriate group projects, taking ownership for sustained and productive client relationships.
  • Directing multiple projects across the group, taking responsibility for the engineering solutions while ensuring financial success
  • Review project financial accounts and project resource plans for projects with the group.

Team Leadership

  • Mentoring and Coaching Colleagues - Associates, Senior Engineers and Engineers so that meaningful delegation can apply within the team.
  • Ensure latest learning and development initiatives are implemented as required within the team.
  • Support the management of reward and recognition of the team.

Technical Leadership

  • Ensure delivery of the process of high-level project technical/quality reviews of specifications, reports and drawings produced by the team. This position will require the stamping and sealing of documents that have been reviewed.
  • Maintain the skills balance within the group in line with the defined strategic direction.
  • Direct the engineering design excellence within the team and ensure dissemination of ‘best in class’ to rest of the Practice.
  • Share and impart knowledge to support and encourage the development of others

What can I bring to the Role?

Essential Experience

  • Excellent communicator (verbal, written, listening) and competent at presenting
  • Minimum 15 years engineering leadership experience within an MEP Engineering Consultancy
  • Strong track record of project delivery in the New York City


  • NY PE License
  • Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • LEED AP and/or WELL accreditation preferred
  • Broad design knowledge, from working on a wide range of US and International Projects

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.