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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 Structures team in Manchester 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

Are you interested in working on projects that push the boundaries of structural ingenuity and creativity, prioritise the environmental impact, working with world class architects and fellow engineers who are excited to come to work every day, this is your chance.

We offer exciting project experience such as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, from anywhere in the UK and internationally. Whatever your passion we have a place that will suit you.

Structural Artistry is at the heart of our business, allowing us to collaborate with world leading architects.  All engineers at every grade contribute to the continuous learning required to deliver some of the most complex building projects.  Questioning the norm is part of the Buro Happold everyday engineering process, with opinions and contributions expected from all.  This is particularly acute in challenging how structural engineering impacts the environment and the contribution to embodied carbon usage.

We would like to hear from you if

  • You are current studying Civil, Structural, or Architectural engineering.
  • You are excited about engineering and how we shape the world.

When you join Buro Happold you are embedded into a fun engineering family, that supports your career development.

We place great importance on a having a safe and inclusive environment and will seek to make any arrangements that may be required to enable all who work with us to thrive. We have flexible working hours and hybrid working, and welcome applications from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you have any questions about how this could apply to your specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Application process

Alongside your CV/Cover Letters for the application of this role we are also asking you to answer some job specific questions. Please click “Apply” to review the application form and role specific questions.

Please note, for some of the application questions, we have added guidance notes - to view these, please hover over the small 'i' icon under the question.

We recommend you write your answers to the application questions offline, and copy and paste them into the application form once completed, for submission.

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 £23,400 in our Manchester office, in-line with the UK Real Living Wage.

If you are experiencing problems with your application submission, please contact earlycareers@burohappold.com.

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.

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