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Media Relations Executive (2390) in London at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

Ready for a new Media Relations challenge? Join us and take the reins to develop and deliver the media relations strategy of an internationally established engineering consultancy.

Type of contract

Associate Director

Area of Expertise
Business Support


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What is the role?

This is a newly crafted role to work closely with the Head of Communications and the Marketing and Business Development teams to design. develop and deliver a media relations programme to promote and protect BuroHappold across digital and traditional media channels.

We are looking for an well-networked, creative individual to step into this inaugural role with confidence and autonomy, an experienced professional who can seek out opportunities and join dots to harness and showcase our unique approach to engineering and the expertise of our characters; ultimately raising our profile.

What will you be doing?

Every day will be different but could include;

  • Owning and planning major PR and external communications, ensuring an integrated approach by liaising with Marketing and BD teams
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with key international and national media outlets; delivering positive external media coverage that drives the reputation of the business
  • Working strategically and creatively to leverage assets that have been developed such as notable projects, events, thought leadership and key personalities; 
  • Monitoring and reporting on the media coverage of the business and working with key stakeholders to enhance the reputation of the practice across key market segments
  • Attending relevant architectural and construction trade events to maintain our strong presence and report on events and opportunities
  • Advising senior practice leaders on media and public appearances; brief in person and attending events to support leaders 

What skills will you need?

Extensive industry-related experience, honed within the architectural, consulting engineering or construction sectors either in-house, or in a leading communications agency

Degree-level education or commensurate commercial experience, supported with CIPR qualification

The ability to think strategically and creatively to derive the maximum value from campaigns and assets

Confident, enthusiastic and passionate, you will be able to build and maintain a broad network of contacts

What is life at BuroHappold really like?


I’ve had the chance to work on fantastic projects from sports stadia, to art museums with incredible architects. I’ve always been provided with tailored support and encouraged to progress.'

Anna Wendt

Associate Director, Facade Engineering

To find out more about this position and how a career at BuroHappold can expand your horizons, contact Vicky Thorburn in the recruitment team ( for a confidential discussion

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.