Building Services (MEP) Summer Placement London 2024

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From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Building Services team in London for an 8 week summer placement.

Here at Buro Happold expect the exceptional

From the projects you will work on to the clients we work with. From career-defining opportunities to an inclusive and diverse practice where we all contribute to a more equitable world. From our reputation to our relationships. Wherever your Buro Happold career takes you, it’ll be anything but ordinary.

Your next role

Why shouldn’t your project use high performance, low energy building systems? We at Buro Happold work as part of a global team, balance client’s aspirations with engineering (and often budgetary) constraints, to design high performance, low energy building systems. We use advanced modelling techniques to analyse the building envelope and its floor layouts. Our innovatively designed systems are then integrated into the building fabric, to create functional internal spaces and balanced, controllable conditions.

What sort of projects do the team work on

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, UK 

Our pioneering retractable pitch design ensures the new White Hart Lane Stadium is a highly flexible sports and entertainment venue. This project is the perfect example of Buro Happold’s ability to think laterally to find solutions that work for our client. Not only does the new Tottenham Hotspur FC stadium offer fans a better experience and increase profitability for our client, the design has proved so inspiring it has catalysed a wider regeneration scheme across Haringey so that the surrounding area can better support this incredible venue.

Art Works, Edinburgh 

he Art Works is a new 10000sqm central collections facility the National Galleries of Scotland. A national centre and hub for collections, distribution, research and conservation of national art collections. Located at Granton Waterfront in Edinburgh as part of the Granton development plan and designed to be a world class architectural interest and sustainable development to Passivhaus and net zero carbon targets.

Canning Town Masterplan

As part of our multidisciplinary design team supporting the development of an estate regeneration masterplan on a 10ha site with a brief to deliver 1,750 homes.

Design Competitions

We enter multiple design competitions every year with our architectural collaborators. These competitions allow us to consider both form and function within a very creative environment.

What would I do?

  • You will embrace the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability. Sustainable design is top of our corporate agenda.
  • Undertake detailed building services design and calculations (using both software and knowledge to verify robust calculations).
  • Preparation of technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and innovative design solutions.
  • Plan and manage input to CAD for production of design work.
  • Represent Buro Happold at meetings with clients, other professionals and suppliers.

What degree will I be studying?

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Mechanical, Building Services or Electrical Engineering.

What's in it for you?

A plethora of interesting and challenging projects to stretch your professional skills, a friendly and close knit team, flexible working and a competitive reward package. The opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects aside a range of specialist engineers, scientists and designers both within Buro Happold and our collaborators.

Application Process

The recruitment timeline can vary depending on the role and team you are applying to. Successful applications are progressed to interview stage within 2-3 months from the closing date of the advert. We will endeavour to keep you informed throughout the time that your application is being considered, however, due to the volume of applications received and the size of our team, we are not able to respond to individual requests for status updates.

Please see our Early Careers Candidate Pack for further guidance and information.

This is a paid role for current university students for an 8-week placement taking place during Summer 2024. Exact dates can be flexible depending on candidate and team availability.

The annual salary for this placement will be £25,643 in our London office, in-line with the UK Real Living Wage.

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