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Senior Facade Designer - Hong Kong (2476) in Hong Kong at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Hong Kong
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Job Description

A steady stream of excellent projects has created an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Senior Facade Designer to join our Hong Kong team. We envision that this position will interest a technically competent person at designer or senior designer level with a solid foundation of Façade Engineering experience.

With recent deliveries including the City of Dream (Morpheus) in Macao, Express Rail Link (XRL) West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Youth Olympic Center in Nanjin, our facades discipline has established itself as one of the most innovative and technically advanced in the industry. This role represents a unique opportunity to further advance your career in a gifted community of engineers whilst working on some of the most iconic projects in the Asia region. 

Type of contract

Engineer, Senior

Area of Expertise
Specialist Engineering

Middle East, India and Asia

Office / Project Location
Hong Kong

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What is the role?

You will be responsible for all drawing sets, presentation and detailing in all project phases, and will coordinate work with architects, clients and other consultants. Naturally this will require you to be able to understand and react to the changing design of the overall building and be able to communicate your ideas clearly in speech and good quality hand sketches, or other means as necessary. 

Additional responsibilities will include;

  • Ability to instigate good design through critical and analytical thinking.
  • Work, draft and brainstorm through 2D and 3D media.
  • Exercise notions of sustainability, solar protection, code regulations, fabrication, procurements and technical designs.
  • Prepare sketches and drawings for project proposals.
  • Attend meetings with clients, architects, BD officers, contractors and other consultants;
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other parties of project team to assure smooth running of projects;
  • Review project specifications to ensure all design related work compiling with project requirements;
  • Ensure design concept is complied with project requirements;
  • Assist in developing design technically from initial Client idea using various materials such as: aluminium, steel, concrete, stone, glass and timber.
  • Deliver work in a timely and technically competent manner.

What do I bring?

As an experienced and capable designer, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate: 

  • Degree / Higher diploma or above in Architecture / Civil Engineer/ Building Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin is plus, any other Asian language will be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of full set drawings including tender, construction and technical detailing
  • Excellent project management, client coordination and people management skills.
  • The ability to develop ideas convincingly “on the page” in a meeting will be a significant advantage. 
  • Proven experience in all phases of design process, preferably with a strong knowledge in Asian market.
  • Confidence in working in a complex and international environment.
  • Proficiency in software such as AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, Grasshopper and Adobe Suite.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

What's in it for you?

In return, we can offer fantastic opportunities too...

  • Collaborate within a global, interdisciplinary community of engineering specialists in Structures, Building Services, Sustainability, CFD, Acoustics, Computational, Fire, Civils, and many more.
  • Work on some of the most exciting projects in the Asia region, including iconic high rise towers, transportation hubs, mixed use developments and cultural centres.
  • Rapidly advance your career in an architecturally-led, innovative design environment. 

For more information and a confidential discussion please get in contact with Thomas White in the BuroHappold recruitment team (

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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