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Summer Placement, Bath. 2020 - Structures

BuroHappold Engineering

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At BuroHappold, we’re passionate about great engineering. And always have been.

We are a holistic engineering practice, where engineers are more than just human calculators, they’re helpers in shaping solutions, making the world a better place to live in.

When it comes to your graduate career, don’t opt for the obvious. Don’t accept the average. Expect the best and work with the best.

We make the vision viable.

Type of contract Permanent Grade Intern/Student Placement Area of Expertise Building Structures Region UK Office / Project Location Bath Closing Date 12/12/2019 Ref No 3902

Where could I fit in?

We are an interconnected community of engineering specialists that bring to bear cutting-edge integrated thinking, best practice, and strident creativity to make a project vision viable, whether that vision is for a building, a neighbourhood or an entire city.

We span over 25 specialist groups so whether you want to be involved in the master-planning of a new city, help design the next World Cup stadium or make a real difference to a local society through a local renovation project – there’s something for you.


  • Structures
    • Ground Engineering
  • Building Environments
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Public Health
    • Sustainability
  • Specialists
    • Acoustics
    • Asset Management
    • Facades
    • Fire
    • Inclusive Design
    • Lighting
    • Risk & Resilience
    • Security and Technology
    • SMART


  • Bridges
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Transport
  • Water

Please apply via this function if you are interested in an internship in our Structures team.

What sort of projects would I work on?

National 9/11 Memorial Pavilion, USA – Won SEAoNY award in the $30M to $100M categories respectively. The unprecedented challenge with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum came in the form of a unique Snøhetta design, with limited structural support, constraints on all sides, security requirements, and complex geometry.

Shimoga Processing Centre, India - The award winning Shimogo Processing Centre is an outstanding example of how low energy and passive design can be achieved in extreme climatic conditions, while still providing a high level of comfort for the employees using the building. It is a highly sustainable building that uses high performance passive and sustainable design; the building is optimised for natural light and ventilation and the careful landscaping guides prevailing winds to aid natural ventilation.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK – we are proud to have worked on numerous legacy developments for the Olympic Park.

What would I do?

  • Undertake detailed engineering design.
  • Prepare technical schedules.
  • Plan and manage CAD documentation of design work.
  • Under guidance of senior staff, represent BuroHappold at meetings with the client, other professionals and suppliers.
  • Ensure service and project work are carried out within agreed deadlines and within budget.
  • Ensure that appropriate service/design decisions are met.
  • Ensure senior staff are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the company and the client are achieved.
  • Achieve a real understanding of what it is like to work in an engineering consultancy.

What would a typical day look like?

No two days are the same, but as an overview…

What is life really like?

“BuroHappold offers me a great experience where I have to step out of my comfort zone, and encourages me to learn so many new things even non-engineering skills ! I’ve met such friendly and helpful people since joining. Working here has provided me with a unique opportunity to work closely with some of the world’s leading engineers on new and exciting projects. Not only has it inspired me but also given me confidence in what I could achieve and contribute as an engineer as my career develops”.

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