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Director (Structural Engineering) - Mumbai (2159) in Mumbai at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Job Description

With recent deliveries such as the Godrej BKC office building, Lodha World One Tower, Omkar 1973, and collaboration on international commissions like the Qatar Foundation Stadium, Battersea Power Station redevelopment, and Riyadh Metro Stations, our Mumbai office situates itself as a leading global design centre within BuroHappold, and truly emblematic of the economic and intellectual dynamism which continues to power India's success in a global context.

As a result of our continued growth in Mumbai, we are looking to strategically bolster our structures leadership at Director level. This role will see you fostering innovation, developing and maintaining strong client relationships, and promoting continued harmonisation and integration with the structures discipline globally.

This represents an unrivalled opportunity to position yourself at a critical leadership level in one of BuroHappold's most significant centres for growth.

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Area of Expertise
Building Structures

Middle East, India and Asia

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More about the role…

Naturally, the responsibilities of this role will be far-reaching and expanding, but your strategic accountabilities can be broken down as follows:

  • Leadership of the team, individuals, and contribution to the discipline at a local, regional and global level;
  • Dynamic and determined commitment to work winning and commercial performance; stretching boundaries and breaking new ground;
  • Maintaining and developing the highest standards of technical quality; continuously developing the department through innovation and creativity 

These accountabilities are further detailed as follows:

  • Project Leading world-class group projects, taking ownership of our most prestigious and challenging projects and sustaining productive client relationships.
  • Directing multiple projects across the group in a risk-managed portfolio, taking responsibility for the engineering solutions while ensuring financial success.
  • Winning work – actively identifying and converting leads to projects within the framework of the group marketing strategy. Developing and maintaining key client relationships under all circumstances, maximizing opportunities for repeat business
  • Leading the team: Mentoring engineers from graduate grade onward; championing professional development within the group and ensuring latest learning and development initiatives are implemented as required within the team.
  • Participate in and ensure delivery of the process of high-level project technical/quality reviews of specifications, reports and drawings produced by the team.
  • Accountability for rigorous analysis of performance across the department from a technical, commercial, financial and people perspective.

More about you…

As an experienced Structural Leader, it is expected that you would be able to demonstrate…

  • Experienced technical and commercial leader; track record of exceptional delivery over a sustained period within the industry (typically 15+ years).
  • Chartered or professionally registered engineer.
  • Proven success in managing and developing client relationships at the highest level.
  • Experience in an international market.
  • Cultural awareness, capable of operating efficiently across geographies.
  • A high level of emotional  intelligence and a fair management style
  • Sound grasp of business; technical qualifications preferably supplemented by an MBA and/or a Business/Finance Diploma 
  • Experience in a globally matrixed organisation; demonstrable success in integrating positively at a local, regional and global level.

What's in it for you…

In return, we can offer opportunities to...

  • Lead a talented engineering team in solving some of the most interesting challenges on a global portfolio of projects;
  • Join an award-winning engineering practice renowned around the world for complex and architecturally inspiring building structures;
  • Take ownership of external relationships with architects, clients, and contractors locally and further afield;
  • Pursue a defined, performance-bound pathway to partnership in the business. 

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please get in touch with Thomas White in the BuroHappold Recruitment team (

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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.


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