Graduate Civil Engineer (Infrastructure) Manchester 2024

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From developing sustainable, efficient and resilient infrastructure that underpins our cities to adapting existing infrastructure to deal with the increasing level of climate change. A career in Buro Happold’s Infrastructure team presents a chance to make a difference. We have an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate level Infrastructure Engineer to join our Infrastructure team, based in our vibrant office in Manchester.

About the Infrastructure Team

Our expertise ranges from city-scale Masterplanning through to campus and building scale development infrastructure. Our workload is split evenly between development projects in the UK and projects overseas, and our project portfolio and global initiative provides excellent opportunities for international travel.

We strive to ensure that our graduates are given the opportunity to work across a varied portfolio of projects to broaden your skills during the early stages of your career. We are committed to professional development and Chartership.

To find out more about our Infrastructure discipline, please click here.

What sort of projects would I work on?

Recent projects that our team have led the infrastructure design input for, include the following.


Buro Happold have provided engineering solutions for a number of key regeneration projects in the UK such as the redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station and Elephant Park in London and Mayfield in Manchester where our infrastructure team worked closely with Landscape Architects to transform a derelict area of central Manchester into the first new public park on the banks of the River Medlock in more than a century. In Bristol our infrastructure team are working on The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus development which will bolster the entire Temple Meads area transformation, benefitting both the university and the city’s community.

Claimed to be the largest building construction project currently in the UK, our team has been busy with Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-More Dock. We have been working on this project providing all infrastructure design from site selection stage through to our current engagement for the contractor, as their designer. Our infrastructure team are currently also working on the expansion of the All England Lawn Tennis Club Championship site.

Middle East

In Saudi Arabia we are working on several major developments (regional plans, mega resorts and district plans) associated with the 2030 Saudi Transformation Plan, including the Red Sea Project, AlUla Regional Framework Plan, and Riyadh’s King Salman Park

We recently have delivered two large masterplan projects for Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar working alongside international architects for whole city districts. In parallel we were engaged on an exciting research project for the same client to define a prototype for the Hospital of the Future.

Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City in Kuwait is an infrastructure project on a massive scale. The project is situated 85km south of Kuwait City and provides 180km of new beachfront development space.

About you

  • Currently pursuing or already completed a Civil Engineering degree.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for engineering design, sustainability and making a meaningful contribution to society.
  • Possessing initiative and able to thrive in a team environment.
  • Able to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible manner, verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable executing project deliverables within a given timeframe.
  • Able to research, filter and compile information on a range of topics for multiple audience types.
  • Actively engages with colleagues on work projects and sees the value of learning from and sharing knowledge with them.
  • Motivated and committed to your professional development.

Application process

We are not requesting CV/Cover Letter for the application of this role. Please click “Apply” to review the application form and role specific questions.

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

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work alongside people with different levels of experience keen to help each other out and mentored by subject matter experts.
  • The opportunity to experience our culture and value and learn what sets us apart from other organisations. Exposure to a wide range of portfolios, including local community led projects and global large-scale clients. The diversity of the projects we work on is one of the many reasons Engineers love to work at Buro Happold.
  • Opportunity to be supported (or even join) our Young Employee's Forum in your local office, join bi-annual events/trips, and contribute your experience and learnings to the next generation of engineers through various outreach activities.
  • Our Graduate Connect program allows our Graduates to learn the fundamentals of design and technology whilst building a base in consulting and professional skills. This is a blended learning programme where participants gain experience against our internal professional and technical frameworks in relation to their specialism.
  • We see membership of a professional body and professional registration as crucial to the development of our engineers and offer substantial support to those aspiring to achieve this. We aim to support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows.

This role is for an Autumn 2024 start.

A place for everyone

Buro Happold values individual's flexible approaches to working patterns as an important part of the way you work and achieve balance. We welcome applications from those who are seeking flexibility in their careers.

Our exceptional portfolio of projects is the result of the diversity of thought, identities, backgrounds and experiences that shape us. Appreciating each other’s differences is key, we want employees to feel they don’t have to mask elements of their identity to thrive.

We are working to change the lack of representation of marginalised groups in the built environment and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry. We have much to learn from one another. Embracing difference allows us to develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

Please let us know if there are any adjustments we could make to the application process to make it easier and more comfortable for you. Contact so we can work with you to support you throughout your application.

DEADLINE 1st January 2024