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Senior Structural Engineer - London (2481) in London at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

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Job Description

An opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer to lead projects across a range of sectors, including culture, residential, stadia, education, mixed use, commercial and refurbishment. 

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Building Structures


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BuroHappold's London office have always contributed to some of the most iconic projects worldwide and with current workload spanning the education, healthcare, cultural, residential, and refurbishment sectors, we can offer you all the opportunity necessary to develop your skills as a technical specialist and commercially-minded structural leader.

Steady growth and a number of exciting new projects has given rise to a new opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer to join the London-based design team.

What will I be doing?

Naturally the role of a Senior Engineer can be very varied but this role will ask you to:

  • Leading structural design elements on projects as required; undertaking detailed engineering design of a wide variety of buildings.
  • Work closely with and monitor performance of technicians
  • Represent BuroHappold at meetings with the client, other professionals and suppliers.
  • Delivering excellent project work within agreed deadlines and within budget.
  • Ensuring appropriate service/design decisions are met.
  • Keeping senior staff informed of important and relevant design decisions to make sure that the objectives of the company and the client are achieved.
  • Coordinating your work with other members of the project team.
  • Mentoring and assisting Graduates and less experienced Engineers.

More about you...

As an experienced Senior Engineer, we would expect that you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive building structures design experience
  • Experience as a lead structural engineer on projects
  • Specialist knowledge of structural engineering in geographies affected by seismic activity
  • Broad design knowledge, from working on a wide range of projects and using British, US and European codes of practice
  • Skilled in the use of design and modelling software including Robot, GSA, Grasshopper, Rhino.
  • Chartered Engineer (MIStructE / MICE) with the Engineering Council UK or equivalent body or close to obtaining this registration
  • Experienced in complex computational modelling/parametric design
  • Experienced in programming – python and/or C#
  • The ability to communicate design intent from first sketches through to detailed design, and to liaise with a variety of external stakeholders
  • Mobility to travel.

Ideally, you will also have international experience of projects of significant size and complexity and good commercial awareness to enable you to input to fee schedules.

In return....

... we can offer exceptional opportunities to:

  • Solve some of the most interesting engineering challenges on world-class projects;
  • Work directly with acclaimed architects as a project leader on a broad spectrum of challenging schemes, including large scale residential masterplans, higher education developments, and iconic cultural venues;
  • Progress your career within a growing, creative and architecturally led structural engineering team.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Vicky Thorburn 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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