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Associate / Associate Director (Structures) - Leeds

BuroHappold Engineering

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Our busy Leeds structures team have an opportunity for an Associate or Associate Director to join our buoyant office, working on projects in Yorkshire and further afield. Providing proactive leadership, you will lead a team of creative, dedicated engineers on projects across an exciting array of sectors, ranging from sports stadia, commercial and resi, restoration, higher education, mixed use, and much more.

Type of contract Permanent Grade Associate, Associate Director Area of Expertise Building Structures Region UK Office / Project Location Leeds Ref No 4128

More about the role...

In this role, you will deliver a high quality technical and managerial support to the Structures team. This will be achieved through:

  • Exceptional technical leadership, support and mentoring to team
  • Dynamic and determined commitment to project delivery and commercial performance; stretching boundaries and breaking new ground
  • Maintaining and developing the highest standards of technical quality; continuously developing the team through innovation and creativity.

Further responsibilities will include;

  • Work with clients and other Engineers to project manage a variety projects. You will be informing and supporting the building design aspirations, functionality and architectural form throughout the design process
  • Set a strong example of client care and general consultancy and support your team of Engineers and Graduates to do the same.
  • Maintain responsibility for the financial performance of your projects, ensuring timely delivery of high quality design.
  • Represent BuroHappold at design team meetings, both internal and externally;
  • Project Leader and Project Director for appropriate projects, taking ownership for sustained and productive client relationships across the region.
  • Participate in and ensure delivery of the process of high-level project technical/quality reviews of specifications, reports and drawings produced by the team.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external clients, Engineers and other stakeholders. Utilising opportunities to further work and win new commissions.
  • Share knowledge both within the structural engineering team and on a wider basis.

More about you...

As an established structural Associate or Associate Director, we would expect that you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience leading multi-disciplinary projects and teams to deliver large scale commissions across a variety of sectors;
  • Chartered Engineer with a relevant institution, e.g. IStructE or ICE;
  • Educated to Masters or PhD level in a relevant discipline;
  • Evidence of business development successes would be highly advantageous;
  • Confident, proactive character, with a track record of taking the lead in challenging technical situations.

What's in it for you...

In return, we can offer excellent opportunities to...

  • Lead talented teams in solving some of the most interesting challenges on a portfolio of high profile, architecturally challenging projects.
  • Join an award-winning engineering practice renowned around the world for complex and inspiring building structures;
  • Take ownership for external relationships with architects, clients, and contractors locally and further afield.

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please get in touch with Thomas White in the BuroHappold Recruitment team (thomas.white@burohappold.com)

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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