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We have an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate level Electrical Engineer to join our  Smart Energy team, based in either Bath, Leeds or London. 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.

Join our Energy team

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate level Electrical Engineer to join our Energy team, based in either Bath, Leeds or London with travel across the UK.

Our UK Energy team sits within Buro Happold Cities and contains over 35 engineers, scientists, geographers and commercialisation consultants. The teamwork throughout the project lifecycle from national scale spatial energy system analytics through to detail design of some of the most innovative district energy and smart grid installation.

We have three Energy-related Graduate roles available for an Autumn 2024 start. A Graduate Energy Engineer role in London and our Northern offices, then a Commercial & Utilities role in London and a SMART (Electrical or Chemical) role in Leeds, London or Bath.

Please review all job adverts on our careers site and we request that you choose one role to apply to which interests you most.

Our very strong portfolio of work includes

  • Communiheat - working with communities towards net zero carbon emissions https://communiheat.org/
  • Local Area Energy Planning (LAEP) pilot studies reporting to BEIS
  • Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) – including EVs, renewable energy and electric heat solutions
  • District heating/ energy zoning and electrification of heat
  • Various low carbon frameworks; Scottish Government, Energy Systems Catapult, BEIS, GLA
  • International masterplan schemes in Middle East, Europe and beyond
  • County and region-wide renewable studies
  • Leading Programme Delivery Unit support to the GLA’s Local Energy Accelerator programme.

The Cities Energy team specialises in energy system policy, planning, design and delivery at campus, city and regional scales. We aim to deliver value for our clients using distributed energy to resolve energy security, costs and sustainability challenges across the range of sectors and markets in which Buro Happold operates. We are looking for a passionate Graduate to help us drive this agenda and deliver energy solutions for the 21st century.

About you

  • Currently pursuing or completed a degree (BEng or Meng) in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong interest in electrical engineering design and smart energy
  • Interest and exposure to power systems
  • 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.

Whats in it for you

  • Broad insight within a team, mentored by a subject matter expert. 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.
  • 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 and designers both within Buro Happold and our collaborators.
  • 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.

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

How long does the process take

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, but it is good to know that the whole process can take up to 6 months. 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.

Interested? Intrigued? Inspired?

This role is for current students or recent graduates 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 recruitment@burohappold.com so we can work with you to support you throughout your application.