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Senior Facade Engineer - London (2387) in London at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

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Job Description

Sustained success of the Facades Group has created an opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our London-based team. 

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BuroHappold Façade Group is an expanding Specialist Services discipline with an impressive portfolio of projects including Bee'ah HQ, Michael Uren Biomedical Hub, The (award-finalist) Museum of the Future and many more

This steady stream of excellent projects has created an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Senior Engineer to join our London-based team. We envision that this position will interest a technically competent person with a solid foundation of Façade Engineering experience and provide an opportunity to further advance your career whilst working on some iconic global projects.

What is the role?

Ideally you will be an established Senior Engineer who can confidently provide design leadership in the Facades Discipline, from a secure technical base. Additionally, this role might suit an experienced Engineer ready and eager to take the next step and take the lead on complex project. Naturally this role 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. The ability to develop ideas convincingly “on the page” in a meeting will be a significant advantage. 

At the core of this role is the responsibility to: 

  • Play a major role as a Engineer in the Facades Group of Buro Happold.
  • Assist in developing jobs technically from initial client ideas.
  • Be part of a team delivering complex Facades jobs, with the assistance of Senior staff
  • Hone your ability to provide strong design leadership on Façade Issues to the rest of the Client’s design team.
  • Maintain good client relations throughout the job and work with a variety of stakeholders. 

What do I bring?

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

• Considerable experience of Design which should ideally include the majority of the following:

            - At least two materials: aluminium, steel, concrete, stone, glass and timber.

            - Awareness of basic weather Performance Issues.

            - Architectural component detail design including aesthetics.

            - Fundamental Building Physics: Ventilation, Solar gain control, Thermal Insulation, Glare control etc.

            - Secondary Structure Structural Design.

            - Glass structural design.

            - Knowledge of typical cladding systems.

            - Experience of the practical aspects of handling and fabricating typical cladding materials. 

• Good awareness of the problems and constraints of the other major design disciplines such as Architectural, Structures, Services, Fire Engineering, Acoustics, and Computer modelling etc. 

• Achieved or working towards Chartered Engineer, Professional Engineer or equivalent registration with the ECUK or other appropriate body 

• Solid education in Structural Engineering, MEP Services, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or a joint qualification in any of these. Other formal qualifications such as the MSc in Façade Engineering from Bath University or PhD level research would naturally be of great interest. 

Ideally you will also have experience working on international projects, as well as domestic projects and be interested and willing to travel from time to time.

In return we can offer you an excellent environment in which to thrive as a Facade specialist in an international arena, competitive remuneration and support and development throughout your career at BuroHappold.

If this piques your interest we would love to hear from you. Apply today or contact Vicky Thorburn ( for more 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.


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