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Graduate Strategic Security Engineer London - 2018 intake (2525) in London at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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At BuroHappold, we’re passionate about great engineering. And always have been.

We are a holistic engineering practice, where engineers are more than just human calculators, they’re helpers in shaping solutions, making the world a better place to live in.

When it comes to your graduate career, don’t opt for the obvious. Don’t accept the average. Expect the best and work with the best. 

 We make the vision viable.

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What is Security Engineering?

Our experience and position across defence and security, information technology and the construction industries uniquely qualifies us to offer services uncommon to traditional security and technology consultants. Our clients can benefit from bespoke strategies, followed by engineered solutions that holistically consider risk, operational requirements, the business case for technology investment and the wider architectural vision. By engaging in leading research and development, we navigate and influence industry and the regulatory and statutory landscape. We consider a project’s key threats and critical dependencies from the outset, allowing us to design in ‘real world’ mitigation strategies that remain flexible to a changing threat landscape, whilst maintaining a project’s aesthetic and aspirations. We develop strategies that provide the right mitigation without placing obtrusive and unfriendly measures that could detract from the look of a building.

Digital technology continues to advance at pace. Pair this with the world’s constantly evolving security risks, and you want to be certain your built environment is safe. Our experience and position across defence and security, information technology and the construction industries uniquely qualifies us to offer services uncommon to traditional security and technology consultants.

What degree could I have studied? 

We have 2 wings to our Security discipline, one is focused around risk management and the other specialises in IT security. Therefore the degrees relevant to each differ.

Risk Management : Security / Risk Management / Criminology degree.

IT : We're open minded to what degree you may have, in our IT team we have Engineers with Psychology, Science, Geography, Civil Engineering degrees. You must have a passion for IT and be hungry to learn.

What sort of projects would I work on?

Samba Bank HQ, Saudi Arabia. By undertaking additional, more complex analyses BuroHappold’s specialists were able to develop a design for the facility which offered a comparable level of performance and life safety to a vented solution.

Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Through our work the museum has benefited from a range of technologies such as museum guide systems and visitor counting, that improves experience and operational effectiveness, whilst being ready for supporting future technologies as they become viable.

Haramain Railway Project – Saudi Arabia. A robust security strategy and intelligently designed security technology into the fabric of the station.

 What would I do?

  • Challenge existing ways of working in order to break new ground and to find new solutions to existing problems.
  • Work on complex design drawings and provide workable solutions, basic knowledge of BIM technology and 3D modelling is advantageous.  
  • Manage various projects and commit to ensure deadlines are consistently met.

What would a typical day look like?

No two days are the same, but as an overview…

What further qualifications could I work towards?

We are keen to support your activity towards Chartered Engineering status. We will support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows.

What is life really like?

“When I joined BuroHappold, I had some office experience here and there, but I didn’t really know what to expect. A few things immediately stood out for me. There are no cubicles or partitions between desks. The office in general is laid out in a way that promotes free movement and communication between co-workers. There are no boundaries between different teams – and while disciplines tend to cluster together, nothing prevents you from coming up to anyone else and having a chat. Everyone is always friendly and happy to assist in any way they can'