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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Berlin (2163) in Berlin at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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Job Description

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in a vibrant and growing building services team in Berlin. In this role you will play a critical, client facing role on projects such as Uberseequartier, a €600 million mixed-used development in Hamburg, and many others.

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Berlin – a city renowned for innovation, creativity and diversity is a natural home for BuroHappold’s distinctive approach to engineering. With projects ranging from the Zalando Headquarters to The Berlin State Opera House, our team in Germany’s exciting capital bring forward a design process offering a truly holistic approach to problem solving and delivering ever more sophisticated solutions for the built environment as a result. 

This client-facing, leadership role will see you technically and creatively challenged on some of Europe's most interesting developments across a range of sectors. Team work and a collaborative approach are key to any project at BuroHappold, so your strong communication skills and passion to succeed with others will serve you well.

About the role...

What design work will I be doing?

  • Detailed design drawings with a specialisation in ventilation.
  • Prepare technical specifications and schedules and design development reports.
  • Plan and manage CAD documentation of design work.
  • Keep senior design team members informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the BuroHappold and the client are achieved.

Outside of design, what else will I do?

  • Manage project finances, monitor scope, ensure quality and manage deliverables.
  • Plan, organise and manage your workload to ensure that you are meeting clients expectations.
  • Proactively raising concerns regarding workload and ability to meet deadlines.

More about you...

As an experienced building services engineer, it is expected that you can demonstrate...

  • Demonstrated experience as a mechanical job leader across a range of projects;
  • Good English and German skills.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering.
  • AutoCAD, REVIT and similar software skills.
  • Excel (a detailed understanding including the use of macros).

What's in it for you...

In return, we can offer excellent opportunities to...

  • Take a leading, client-facing role on iconic projects in Germany, including amongst others, Uberseequartier Hamburg, and Mercedes Platz Berlin;
  • Collaborate within a global community of engineering professionals, capitalising on BuroHappold’s extensive knowledge base in building physics, micro-climate analysis, climate change mitigation and energy master planning to inform truly environmentally responsive MEP designs;
  • Rapidly advance your career within a creative, architecturally-led environment.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Thomas White (

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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