Lawrence Williamson nominated for Best Intern award
Engineers shape our future – imagine saying ‘I designed the world’s greenest office tower’ or ‘my colleagues and I designed the tallest resident tower in Mumbai.
You really can make an impact, and as a top undergraduate employer we have the range of engineering intern jobs, and projects, to prove it. Cue Lawrence, and engineering intern within our Building Services team in Leeds who did just that. He made an impact – so much so, that he was nominated for Best Intern in the recent National Undergraduate Employability Awards. The nominees alongside him from huge conglomerates such as HSBC, Citi and Enterprise Rent-A-Car highlighted that our engineering consultancy was making waves with the big undergraduate employers.
What does it take to be nominated as ‘Best Intern’?
Lawrence showed great initiative and proactivity in solving problems (signs of a true engineer!) While undertaking the standard methodology for calculations, Lawrence tested out a new alternative software that allowed the integration of his 3D models into JPA Designer. The software was cumbersome to use and plagued with problems, however he took the initiative to speak directly with the software house to understand the limitations of their programme and found legitimate ways in which to fix or work around the issues to complete the task.
His input had a lasting impact on the way a particular calculation process and software interface was undertaken. This has provided other engineers with a more streamlined process moving forwards affording the company increased profitability in the future – it’s pretty impressive to make a broader business impact in only eight weeks.
His input had a lasting impact on the way a particular calculation process and software interface was undertaken.
Going above and beyond…
Lawrence also played a significant role in a company coast to coast cycle ride along the Way of the Roses. Over a three day weekend Lawrence drove the support vehicle for the event; he was an excellent team member and contributed to the true team spirit in the office.
What does the future hold for Lawrence?
We are hugely appreciative of all Lawrence’s efforts over summer and are proud of his Intern award nomination. We look forward to welcoming him back as a Graduate Building Services Engineer in September! What problems can he solve in his career ahead?
What are the National Undergraduate Awards?
Desire amongst students for work experience has never been greater and our Awards highlight the exemplary work that goes on within organisations, universities and by students across the nation. Competition for employment is fierce and it’s essential that students are armed with the skills, tools and knowledge to increase their employability. Our Awards act as the benchmark for undergraduate successes – Oliver Sidwell, Co-founder of RMP
Engineering Internships at BuroHappold
BuroHappold is ranked within the Top 100 Undergraduate Employers. We take on 50 engineering interns along with a range of other business service rolls, across our UK consultancy practice each year aspiring to give them a full flavour for what it is like to work in an engineering consultancy firm. Our application window for summer internships usually opens around Christmas.