Why choose Buro Happold?

Be Inspired

From planning entire cities to combatting climate change, at Buro Happold you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to unique and innovative projects that impress and add value in equal measure.

Be Intrigued

Our passion is infectious and your creativity and ingenuity will be harnessed from day one. We’ll give you the freedom to experiment, innovate and grow. Working with the brightest minds in the industry, a world of opportunity awaits.

Be Challenged

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built and your career enriched. You’ll learn new skills, and find out what you’re really capable of. It won’t always be easy, but it will be rewarding.

Develop your career with us

Room to grow

Our Employee Personal Development Reviews embrace new neuroscience research that focuses on encouraging employee-led career conversations. The introduction of My Career Plan and Objectives (My CPO) demonstrates our commitment to support our people and ensure we tailor career prospects for everyone.

Emerging Professionals Programme

Our graduates 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. A mixture of classroom and online learning supplements both the technical and professional skills development. We have an additional range of options for training associated with BIM & digital design and delivery.

Professional Registration (Chartership)

We see membership of a professional body and professional registration as crucial to the development of our people and offer substantial support to those aspiring to achieve this. In the UK, all employees are encouraged to have up to two professional memberships. Engineers outside the UK are encouraged to demonstrate their technical competence through membership of an international body related to their specialism.

Informal Training

We have fertile communities for our consultants and engineers to share new ideas, for all to learn and benefit from each other. Less formally, our networking events (e.g. Speed Date a Chartered Engineer) allow graduates to learn from more senior colleagues in a friendly, informative way. “Ted Talks”, in memory of our founder Ted Happold, are lunchtime talks that focus on a specific topic to give you a broader understanding as to what’s going on within the wider engineering and consultancy space.

A diverse range of expert teams

With over 30 areas from structural engineering to acoustic design and economics you could help make a real difference on some of the most exciting and complex challenges happening right now. We offer a range of specialist disciplines to our graduates every year.

See our specialisms

Applications for our 2021 Graduate roles will be opening soon. You can also check our careers page throughout the year for out-of-cycle roles.

Graduate roles


We recently hosted our friends from Berlin, here in Warsaw and organised a fun weekend of activities such as a site visit, introduced them to our Warsaw office and Polish culture!

Anna Jancy, Graduate Engineer, Warsaw

Work, have fun, and make a difference

Our Young Engineers Forum is unique within the industry – a community organised by our young engineers to welcome you into the practice and provide a network to support and share in your future growth.

I love to attend our social events – we’ve gone to the beach, seen plays, and revelled in a night of Korean BBQ and Karaoke. Not only is it fun but it builds a stronger community around the office.

Josie Adams, Los Angeles

Giving back

Our Share Our Skills programme allows employees to carry out non-fee paying project work, during regular work time. The aim is to support those who want to offer our skills and services to those who need it most. Employees can apply for a share of an annual ‘time-pot’ to carry out the work required for a suitable project.

A team of 30 engineers and construction workers worked in partnership to complete the 57 metre bridge that connects neighbouring communities. Image: Buro Happold

  • Inspired?
  • Intrigued?
  • Interested?

Applications for our 2021 Global Graduate Programmes will be opening soon.

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